This introduction video is the first of a series of nine videos on Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Click through the see the rest.

Close to a half-century after its creation, the entire 92 miles of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway is now in the hands of the state of Maine, according to an article on

On Monday, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation, based in Bath, announced the 40-acre Lock Dam section connecting Chamberlain and Eagle lakes had been purchased through a private sale and subsequent donation to the state.

The Allagash Wilderness Waterway stretches from Telos Dam in Penobscot County to the village of Allagash in northern Aroostook County. In 1970, it became the first state-administered river approved for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic River system as a Wild River Area.

Read about the Allagash Wilderness Waterway now being entirely owned by the state of Maine.

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