PATTEN — Seven new overnight campsites are now open in the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument announced Wednesday that those campsites will be near the Lunksoos Camp on the east branch of the Penobscot River.
In a news release, the group said the new camping areas will include two group sites and five single-party sites that are immediately available for public use.
Three $50,000 grants from L.L. Bean, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and the National Park Foundation, as well as individual donations and federal money, made the project possible.