Access through the checkpoints (Hedgehog and Katahdin Ironworks) is limited to hours of operation (6 AM to 9 PM) and is strictly enforced.
The front of the Baxter State Park map details the south half of the park from the lower half of the Main Public Woods – Nahmakanta Lake Unit and includes Roach Ponds, the Katahdin Iron Works, and the KI- JO Mary Multiple Use Forest. Campers will appreciate the attention paid to noting the variety of camping facilities available including primitive campsites, group campsites, rental cabins, RV camping, picnic shelters, restrooms, parking, and trailheads. Sep 23, 2020: Katahdin Iron Works State Historic Site, Brownville - See 3 reviews, articles, and photos of Katahdin Iron Works State Historic Site on Tripadvisor. In 1927, the General Chemical Company leased Katahdin Iron Works land as a reserve source of the sulphur contained in the iron sulphide ore. General Chemical finally purchased the land in 1952, but has not yet undertaken mining operations.
Iron ore from nearby Ore Mountain and the wood from Maineâs vast northern forest facilitated the Katahdin Iron Works. Yet it was the wilderness, with its ready supplies of iron ore, fuel wood and water power that brought the iron works industry to this site. Take a slight left onto the (dirt) Katahdin Iron Works Road, and drive for 6.5 miles (10.5 km) until the gatehouse is reached. Regional Links
If you're driving from the south, once Brownville is reached, continue following route 11 north for 8.1 miles (13.0 km). There are beautiful museums and historical sites located throughout the valley. The Katahdin Iron Works is a Maine state historic site located in the unorganized township of the same name.
AMCâs archives contain numerous accounts and photographs of August Camp, though perhaps none was more thoroughly documented than the 1939 trip to the Katahdin Iron Works. Extensive restoration was done on the furnace and kiln in 1966.
Katahdin Iron Works State Park. Katahdin Appalachian trail northern terminus 27 miles North Maine Woods Allagash Waterway Penobscott River Trails 6 miles Penobscott River floating, rafting and fishing Hiking and Biking trails within 4 miles Acadia National Park 90 miles The Golden Road 17 miles Katahdin Iron Works â¦ Mule, oxen or horse-drawn wagons rattled by constantly carrying ore, pig iron or wood.
At this point the road may be referred to as either Upper Valley Road, or Katahdin Iron Works Road depending on the map, though the road itself is unsigned. The Weather
Drive 5 miles north of Brown- ville Junction on Route 11 and turn left at the sign for Katahdin Iron Works State Historic Site. Katahdin Iron Works State Park. All visitors â even those who are not camping â must stop at the gatehouse to pay the day use fee (and the camping fee if you are camping). The liquid ran down a long trench onto the sand floor of the casting room and flowed into shorter trenches. Katahdin Iron Works operated here for a total of about 25 years between 1843 and 1890.