RUSSELL POND & WASSATAQUOIK LAKE BACKPACKING TRIPS
Russell Pond is a remote pond in the center of Baxter State Park miles from cars, roads, and the crowds of people that congregate in the campgrounds at the base of Katahdin.
It is an area about as wild as the park has to offer and has many streams, ponds and lakes nearby. Moose are frequently seen in Russell Pond and the surrounding ponds. Many interesting features of the park's lumbering history are nearby: Wassataquoik Stream, Inscription Rock, Grand Falls, and others. From Russell Pond, trails radiate outward in all directions to even more remote sections of the park.
Perhaps the most outstanding body of water in or around Baxter State Park is Wassataquoik Lake. It's crystal clear water, gravel beaches and surrounding tall peaks have no peer in Baxter Park. A day trip to Wassataquoik Lake is a must on our trip.
The hike into Russell Pond is approximately 7 miles, where we'll stay all 3 nights in a rustic leanto shelter on our 3 night/4 day trip to the interior of Baxter State park.
3 NIGHT / 4 DAY BACKPACKING TRIP
* Baxter State Park camping fees not included
* Groups less than 4, please call for trip prices & details
(Price does not include Baxter State Park camping fees. Party size and reservations are limited, please call in advance for information)