The Penobscot Outdoor Center (POC) is the NEOC Campground and also the base lodge for our White Water Rafting. It includes great vacation amenities including: a bar, lite munchies, canoes, volleyball, large group firepit and individual site fire rings. Many sites offer amazing views of Katahdin and paddling on Pockwockamus Pond. The campground features a number of camping options: campsites, canvas cabin tents (2 and 4 person) and bunkhouses. We are the closest lodging and camping to Baxter State Park (Just 2 miles to the south entrance of Baxter State Park).  The 60 acres of campground are located on Pockwockamus Pond, 2 miles from the South Entrance to Baxter State Park and just 20 miles outside of the town of Millinocket.

The Penobscot Outdoor Center is also our whitewater rafting base lodge for the Penobscot River.



Dining options

You can cook your own food or drive six miles up the road to the River Driver's restaurant and pub.

Penobscot Outdoor Center amenities include:

  • Easy access to our rafting trips on the Penobscot River and our Maine Moose Tours.
  • Great hiking trails (2 miles before Baxter State Park).
  • Sand volleyball court.
  • Unlimited use of our canoes with beautiful views of Mt. Katahdin from the water.
  • Hot showers and full bathrooms.
  • Convenient access to the Broken Paddle Pub.

Bh and Camping
Campsites, Cabin Tents and Bunkhouses

Enjoy the natural camping experience at our spacious and economical campsites that include a picnic table and fire ring.


Canvas Cabin Tents
Our Canvas Cabin Tents save you the trouble of pitching a tent and feature: screened doors and windows, four cots, fire ring and picnic table.


Some might not call it “camping,” but it is rustic and provides a level of comfort beyond a traditional tent. Designed comfortably for up to 4 people, our bunkhouses come complete with wood walls, windows with screens, a metal & glass door, 4 bunks with mattresses and a weatherproof metal roof. They also have a picnic table and fire ring on-site.

We encourage our guests to book vacation packages as early as possible. Weekend dates and holidays will sell out fast! The Penobscot Outdoor Center is the perfect base camp location for your Maine whitewater rafting adventure. Book today, call 1-800-634-7238.

Penobscot Outdoor Center Campground Site Map

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Campsite Rates - *If Arriving within 48 hours - you need to call 800-766-7238 to book

Campsite Capacity Cost per person per night
Small Campsite 5 $13/$15 - 2 Person Minimum book now
Medium Campsite 10 $11/$13 - 4 person minimum! book now
Large Campsite 12 $11/$13 - 4 person minimum! book now
X-Large Campsite 30 $11/$13 - 4 person minimum! book now
(All prices are per person)


Cabin Tent & Bunkhouse Rates

Lodging Type No. of People Cost per night
Cabin Tents 1-2 $40/$46 book now
Bunkhouses 1-2 $60/$60 book now
Cabin Tents 3 $55/$63 book now
Bunkhouses 3 $85/$85 book now
Cabin Tents 4 $70/$80 book now
Bunkhouses 4 $110/$110 book now
(All prices are per night)