Description - Wassataquoik features several miles of scenic shoreline on the East Branch of the Penobscot River and Wassataquoik Stream in the Katahdin Region of Maine. Visitors enjoy primitive camping, boating, fishing and snowmobiling opportunities.
- Wassataquoik Public Reserved Land is located in the Katahdin / Moosehead / Penquis Region several miles east of the 200,000-acre prime wilderness area called Baxter State Park. Wassataquoik features several miles of scenic shoreline along the East Branch Penobscot River and the Wassataquoik Stream. In addition to the fabulous waterways, this remote parcel features 2,340 acres of rustic inland boreal forest. The year-round accessible site is tucked north of Hunt Mountain, 1,525 feet elevation and south of Deasey Mountain, 1,950 feet elevation.
Recreation - The Wassataquoik Public Reserved Land is a sliver of remote public use area amid beautiful woodland providing streamside primitive campsites and several meandering hiking trails. Prime fishing along the banks of the East Branch Penobscot River and the Wassataquoik Stream reward anglers with brook trout. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing is enjoyed in winter. In particular, this parcel houses a popular trail that connects East Millinocket and Shin Pond. Another traveled route extends from the northeastern edge of the public reserved land to the ridges of Deasey Mountain. Hunting and trapping are allowed, subject to state rules and regulations. Call 207-287-3821 for specific policies and laws regarding these activities.
Climate - Katahdin / Moosehead / Penquis Region has daytime winter temperatures in the northern area averaging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius). In the southern area, winter temperatures average 14 - 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -8 Celsius). Summer brings cool, pleasant breezes with temperatures in the northern area averaging 66 degrees Fahrenheit (19 Celsius) and in the southern area averaging around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius). The region receives an average of 38 - 44 inches (97 - 112 centimeters) of precipitation each year.
The Public Reserved Land may be accessed by traveling a gravel road off SR 11 in Grindstone.