Recreation Activities at Kokadjo Cabins

Waterfront vacation cabin rentals in Kokadjo, Maine
ATV Trail Riding in Kokadjo, Maine

ATV Riding

Enjoy a trip through the Maine wilderness on an ATV during the warmer months. Our trails cover a wide variety of scenic areas, with great views, picnic spots and lots of wildlife to see.

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Snowmobiling in Kokadjo

Snowmobiling in the Kokadjo, Moosehead & Moosehead Region

Enjoy a trip through the wilderness on a snowmobile during the winter months. Our trails lead to the best snowmobiling adventures Maine has to offer - wide open woods roads and mountain scenery.

Kokadjo Cabins and Trading Post is located at the intersection of three major trial systems, and is the home base for the Kokadjo Roach Riders Snowmobile Club. Our area trails accomodate all size groups - No group too small, no group too large.

Start your day at Kokadjo and ride to Greenville, Rockwood, Jackman, Pittston Farm, Northeast Carry, Ragged Lake, Chesuncook Village and Millinocket. Or maybe venture off trail for some fantastic powder riding or just head to your favorite ice fishing hotspot.

  • Located on ITS 85-86 and Route 66
  • Gasoline, oils, belts and other accessories available at Kokadjo Trading Post
  • Snowmobile Rentals at Kokadjo Trading Post - 2011 & 2012 4-Stroke SkiDoo's
  • Snowmobile Registration available at Kokadjo Trading Post
  • 2 of our Groomers are running throughout the season to give you a smooth ride
  • Guided Tours can be arranged at Kokadjo Cabins & Trading Post
  • See our Links page for information about snowmobile clubs, trails, safety and regulations.
  • Join the Kokadjo Roach Riders Club.
    - Fill out the Kokadjo Roach Riders Club Membership Application here.

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Maine's Moose Watching Headquarters

moose watching in Kokadjo, Maine

Kokadjo is Maine's moose watching capital. We can direct you to the best spots, including several that are known as the best places to see big moose. You might even see one of our resident moose resting or feeding in front of our Trading Post.

A little over a mile from your camp is Lazy Tom Bog, which has the highest concentration of moose in Maine according to the biologists at Maine's Department of Inland Fish & Game. Bring your camera because you WILL get a picture of one!

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whitetail deer in Kokadjo, Maine

Wildlife Watching in the Kokadjo and Moosehead Region

Deer, Moose, Bobcat, furbearers and birds. Kokadjo is surrounded by forests, streams and lakes where Maine's most impressive and rare species thrive. Moose galore! Maybe you can spot an endangered lynx if you are good at it - Kokadjo is one of Maine 's prime lynx habitat areas. Birds and waterfowl, including sproce grouse, bald eagles, loons, rare woodland warblers and songsters abound. Drive a ways, walk aways, and you can enjoy wildlife in a broad range of natural habitats. Show us those pictures!

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Fishing in Kokadjo, Maine

Brook Trout & Salmon Fishing on the Roach River, Roach Ponds Chain, West Branch & Lyford Ponds

The Roach Pond chain of ponds offers fantastic trout and salmon fishing. You can see some trophies from First Roach Pond on display at Kokadjo Trading Post. We are located at the outlet of First Roach Pond, where you can launch into out seven mile long "Pond" or begin a flyfishing float trip down the Roach River - world famous for its fly fishing thrills.

  • Resident & Non-Resident fishing licenses are available at Kokadjo Trading Post
  • Boat, motors, canoes & 2-person kayaks are also available.

First Roach Pond

The Best of both worlds! In true Maine style, where ponds are often larger than most lakes in other states, First Roach Pond measures 7 miles long and is 130 ft deep. Fishing with live bait is not permitted. Fish available in Roach Pond are:

  • Brook Trout
  • Landlocked Salmon
  • Lake Trout
  • Splake
  • White Fish

Roach River

The famous Roach River begins in Kokadjo at the outlet dam on First Roach Pond. The river runs 6 1/2 Miles to Spencer Bay on Moosehead Lake. Kokadjo Cabins is the only commercial lodging camps on Roach River.

The Roach River is fly fishing CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY. Fish available in Roach River are:

  • Brook Trout
  • Landlocked Salmon
  • Lake Trout

Lyford & West Branch Ponds

Kokadjo is surrounded by many great wild brook trout waters. The Lyford Ponds are only a short distance away, as are the West Branch Ponds.

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rare bird in Kokadjo

Bird Watching in the Kokadjo and Moosehead Region

The Kokadjo area is paradise for alpine, arboreal and wetland birds. We are surrounded by mountains, forests, streams and lakes where Maine's most impressive and rare species thrive. Maybe you can spot a rare woods warbler, or maybe you just want to hear the loons sing to each other at night. Upland birds and waterfowl, including spruce grouse, bald eagles, loons, rare woodland warblers and songsters abound.

Drive a ways, walk aways, or just stop at the Kokadjo Trading Post, and you can enjoy wildlife in a broad range of natural habitats. Show us those pictures!

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Whitetail deer hunting in Kokadjo, Maine

Hunting in Maine's Kokadjo and Moosehead Region

Everybody claims they have the best hunting in Maine, but let's look at the record. Kokadjo is prime area for moose, deer, bear and grouse hunting. No area in Maine consistently produces bigger deer then here, period.

Kokadjo is a gateway to Maine's north woods, and our Trading Post is open to register your big game. Our services to hunters include:

  • Resident & Non-Resident hunting licenses are available at the Kokadjo Trading Post
  • Hunting supplies are available in the Kokadjo Trading Post
  • We are a State licensed tagging station
  • We also accommodate upland bird hunting and rabbit hunting.
  • Crated hunting dogs are allowed at Kokadjo's Cabins

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Plenty More Fun Activities at Kokadjo

Ice Fishing at Kokadjo

Kokadjo Camps are the nearest accommodation for ice fishing on Caribou, Chesuncook, and Lobster Lakes.

Hiking in Maine's Kokadjo and Moosehead Region

There are 4 marked hikling trails accessible from Kokadjo Cabins:

  • Mount Kineo trail
  • Little Kineo trail
  • Little Spencer Mountain trail
  • Big Spencer Mountain trail
  • Number 4 Mountain trail
  • Whitecap Mountain

There are other mountains without official trails on them. You can also pick up the Appalachian Trail at Whitecap Mountain and follow it to Baxter Park.

X-Country Skiing in the Kokadjo and Moosehead Region

There are many ski trails in the area that are easily accessible from Kokadjo Cabins. You can also ski from lodge to lodge, starting in Kokadjo and reaching into the Appalacian Trail area. Call for info.

Scenic Drives in the Kokadjo and Moosehead Region

It is a short day trip to Baxter Park, rafting on the West Branch of the Penobscot River, Ripogenus Dam, and Maine public lands in the Katahdin/JoMary Multiple Use Forest. You can easily enjoy many mountain vistas, waterfalls, streams, ponds and historic sites around the region.

Boating

Bring your boat, canoe or kayak, or rent one at Kokadjo Trading Post, and then enjoy a scenic adventure on First Roach Pond or one of the many other ponds in the area. Maybe you'll enjoy some fishing or wildlife watching along the way. But sorry, Jet Ski's are not permitted - Thanks You for your cooperation.