Description - Round Pond Public Reserved Land is a very remote piece of public land located in northwestern Maine along the Allagash River and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway above Gray Brook Mountain. It is used primarily by serious canoeists, hunters and anglers.
- Round Pond Public Reserved Land rests in the Aroostook Region taking its name from the large body of water that is actually a wide section of the Allagash River. This desolate area is a favorite hunting, canoeing and fishing destination for the rugged and well-equipped outdoor enthusiast.
Recreation - The 20,349-acre wilderness site has a number of unmarked roads and trails throughout the parcel including a trail reaching to the top of Round Pond Mountain. A fire tower rests at the summit offering spectacular views of the surrounding waters and forests. Visible from the tower is Tornado Path, which is a swatch of forestland once leveled by a tornado. Observe the new growth deciduous trees esteemed in a light green shade while the surrounding evergreens present a much darker tone. Primitive campers will find maintained forest sites located along the western banks at the confluence of Allagash River, Croque and Chase Brooks. Other primitive sites encircle Round Pond. Hunting and trapping are allowed, subject to state rules and regulations. Call 207-287-3821 for specific policies and laws regarding these activities.
Climate - Aroostook County Region is Maine's coldest region. Winter outdoor enthusiasts will find daytime temperatures in the northern area averaging below 10 degrees Fahrenheit (below -12 Celsius). In the southern area they will find winter temperatures averaging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius). Summer brings cool, bright days with temperatures in the northern area averaging below 65 degrees Fahrenheit (below 18 Celsius) and in the southern area, averaging around 66 (19 Celsius). The region varies with the amount of precipitation it receives. The coastal areas tend to have greater precipitation while the inland areas receive the highest annual snowfall. Aroostook County Region expects less than 38 inches (less than 97 centimeters) of precipitation each year.
Round Pond Public Reserved Land is located in northwestern Maine along the Allagash River and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway above Gray Brook Mountain. Access is via many unmarked road and along Blanchet-Maibec Road.