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Nicatou Outfitters

P.O. Box 452

Medway, Me. 04460

(207) 746-7211

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Welcome to Nicatou Outfitters.

We are your Northern Maine Adventure Outfitters.


Nicatou Outfitters chosen as the Featured Outfitter for the Allagash River by Outside Magazine in July. Make reservations now for the 2016 paddling season.



Since 1833 the Hale family has been Canoeing, Camping, Hunting, Fishing and living in the very heart of the North Maine woods.  It was one of my many uncles that guided Henry David Thoreau to the Tablelands on Mt. Katahdin in 1846.

Nicatou Outfitters fully believes customer satisfaction and your Safety is the most important part of our business as Wilderness Outfitters. We want you to remember your Maine Wilderness Adventure with us for years to come.  Nicatou Outfitters uses the highest quality gear and up to the minute information to insure you will have a safe and exciting Wilderness Adventure.

We are a full service Wilderness outfitter that has established a name as one of Maine’s Leading Wilderness Outfitters.  Nicatou Outfitters provides a wide range of Canoe Camping trips on the Allagash river, The Penobscot river West and East branches, the St. John and St. Croix river. We also offer remote Camping and Hiking trips in the North Maine Woods and Baxter State Park.

Our Guides have extensive experience in the North Maine Woods in all seasons. Our Guides are experts in Canoeing, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, and Hiking Trips. One of our Master Maine guides is a former Allagash Wilderness Waterway Ranger with 37 years of experience in outfitting in the north Maine woods.

 Whether it is a single day Canoe, Kayak or Gear rental to a fully Outfitted Allagash Wilderness Canoe Camping Trip with all the Meals, Gear, Transportation and Guides we can accommodate your Adventure Trip to the Majestic North Maine Woods.

What others had to say

I just wanted to say thank you both for your sage advice, counsel & guidance along with your equipment & travel accommodations to our "experience of a lifetime" on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.  Those 6 days & nights was the best vacation & wilderness experience that I have ever had.  It couldn't have been done without your assistance.  We've already been talking about "heading back to the Allagash" next year!!  I hope you will be available to help us plan & execute our next wilderness adventure. Thanks again to both you & Skip for all your help!!
Mike Hiza/CT

Dear Galen and Betsy Hale,
WOW!! We had a great trip on the Allagash. Five days and 62 miles of uninterrupted views of the Northern Maine Woods. Every time our group of ten looked up, we saw a picture post card. Each day had many highlights
including moose grazing in the river as we respectfully drifted past, soaring Bald Eagles and hawks, fishing, paddling the rapids, and floating downstream in the water. Our group ranged in age from 15 - 54 and everyone raved about the experience! And not one family squabble. Your service and Equipment were first rate. Thank you for all your advice and help in making this trip an unforgettable vacation. Here's to many more in the coming years.
S W Dolat/CT

Galen and Betsy
We Ellimans had a wonderful time in Maine. Thank you for your guiding, guidance, willingness with us flatlanders, and for your excitement with and for the boys.
All the Best
Kim Elliman NY

"Galen Hale at Nicatou Outfitters is all one can ask for in an outfitter. I organized the trip from California having never been near the Allagash. Knowledgeable and responsive, Galen seemed to anticipate needs before they arose, making our weeklong trip simple. He took care of everything from equipment to food to lodging to transportation. The food was ample, complete with many homemade touches. The equipment was in first-rate condition. An all-star job!" Keith Kuhn CA

" It was the first time my family and I used Nicatou Outfitters but certainly won't be the last. They were professional, accommodating, knew the area well and were very patient.  Anything that we might have overlooked, they had it. They certainly took any trepidation out of the journey". Gary Harrington Pelham, NH

 "At Nicatou Outfitters the client receives great, family type treatment.  Not the type of treatment that you would expect from a large corporation, but the type of service that you would expect from your Mom...even the spaghetti sauce is home made." Rob Stutz Columbus, OH

“I have many great memories from the fall '03 Allagash River trip.  The island lunch stop the first day looking back at Mt. Katahdin, the interesting campsites at the dams, the miles of fun whitewater, the excellent food, the indestructible canoes.  Galen's outfitting made it all work.” Tom Raschke MN 

Nicatou Outfitters

P.O. Box 452

Medway, Me. 04460

(207) 746-7211



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Nicatou Outfitters is one of Maine’s premiere Outfitters in the North Maine Woods, Allagash Wilderness Waterway and Katahdin area. Nicatou Outfitters provides guided and self guided canoe and kayak camping trips on the Allagash River, The St. John River, the St. Croix River, The West and East Branch of the Penobscot Rivers. Nicatou Outfitters has several pieces of outdoor gear for rent by the day, week or month. Nicatou Outfitters rents MadRiver Canoes, Old Town Canoes, 21 foot Hudson Bay Canoes with motors, Wilderness Systems Kayaks, Old Town Kayaks, Eureka and Coleman Tents, Coleman Outfitter Series sleeping bags, Sterns and Coleman sleeping mats, Coleman lanterns, Coleman one and two burner stoves, Nesters Cookware, Cook Kits, Primus Stoves and lights, Atwater Carey First aid kits, Energizer Flash lights, Igloo and Coleman Coolers, Coleman and Igloo Water Jugs (5 gallon), Sven Camp saws, Gerber axes & knifes, Leathermans, Fishing poles, Fly Rods, Camp Chairs, Coleman Air mattress, Tarps, Ropes, Buckets, Exponent Day Packs, Internal & External Frame Packs, Bilge Pumps, Cascade White water helmets, Pro Tec White water helmets, Voyager Dry bags, Voyager River Packs, Chota river gloves and Chota river shoes and boots. Nicatou Outfitters offers transportation and shuttle services to the following locations Johnston Stream, Chamberlain Lake, Indian Stream, Churchill Lake, Bissionate Bridge, Umsaskis Lake and Michaud Farm on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Roll Dam, Chesuncook Lake, Umbazooksus, Lobster Stream, Abol Bridge, Greenville and Monson in the West Branch of the Penobscot River Corridor, Mattagamon, Bowlin Camps, Seboeis Stream, Whetstone Falls and Grindstone Falls on the East Branch of the Penobscot River Corridor, Baxter State Park, Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park and several other destinations in the North Maine Woods. Nicatou Outfitters also provides shuttles and transportation to and from the Bangor International Airport. Nicatou Outfitters has Guided Fishing Trips with Registered Maine Guides. We Offer guided bass trips on the East Branch and West Branch of the Penobscot Rivers, Landlocked Salmon and Brook Trout trips on the West Branch of the Penobscot River, Allagash Wilderness Waterway, St. Croix River and Baxter State Park. All Guided Fishing trips include lunch, Registered Maine Guide and transportation. Nicatou Outfitters has several outdoor classes and activities available for all ages and experience levels. We have fly-fishing classes, kayak and canoe instruction, scenic canoe and kayak tours, evening paddles, day trips, hiking trips and fishing. Nicatou Outfitters has a small store on premises that has many of the above items as well as Coleman Propane, Coleman Fuel, Primus Butane/Propane/ Rope, tarps, Maps, Maine fishing licenses, used and new kayaks, used and new canoes, Maine Made Dry and wet Flies and Nymphs, Mountain House and Enertia trail foods, Backpackers towels, Coleman stove and lantern repair parts, and many more items for your wilderness trip on the Allagash River, St. John River, St. Croix River West and East Branch of the Penobscot River, Baxter State Park, and Mattawamkeag wilderness Park. Nicatou outfitters have remote camp rentals in the Katahdin area. All camp rentals are completely outfitted all you need to bring is your clothes and food. All camps are on either a small lake or stream. All remote camp rentals come with use of canoe, paddles and lifejackets.