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Trout Brook Township

Otherwise known at T6 R9 WELS, this township is home to Trout Brook Farm Campground in Baxter State Park. A park ranger station is here just off the northern most reach of the park’s Tote Road.

Trout Brook Farm Campground (2014)

Trout Brook Farm Campground (2014) @

Ranger Station at Trout Brook Farm Campground (2014)

Ranger Station at the Campground (2014)

Trout Brook flows through in a northeasterly direction to enter Grand Lake Matagamon. The brook crosses the Tote Road near the entrance to the South Branch Ponds and their park campground.

Trout Brook on the Tote Road (2009)

Trout Brook on the Tote Road (2009)

Trout Brook on the Tote Road (2014)

Trout Brook on the Tote Road (2014) @

Scientific Forest Sign near the Bridge (2009)

Scientific Forest Sign near the Bridge (2009)

South Branch Pond Campground Sign near the Bridge (2009)

South Branch Pond Sign near the Bridge (2009)

Some might be surprised that forest products are harvested in a portion of Baxter Park. The area, named the Scientific Forest Management Area, is located in the Northwest Corner of the Park encompassing nearly 30,000 acres, some in Trout Brook Township and most in T6 R 10 WELS. In includes portions of Webster Lake, Webster Stream, and the Freezeout Trail from Webster Lake, along Webster Stream to Grand Lake Matagamon and the Park Tote Road.

Additional resources

Baxter State Park Authority. Millinocket, Me. “Welcome to the Scientific Forest Management Area Page.” http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com/sfma/ (accessed September 4, 2014)

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