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Mt. Chase, Maine, incorporated in 1864; was reorganized as a plantation in 1936 and then re-incorporated as a town in 1979. The town of Mt. Chase is named for the mountain peak and was first settled in 1838, in 1862 it was organized as Mt. Chase Plantation and was incorporated as a town in 1864. The land surrounds Katahdin and is believed to have been used by the Penobscots and Maliseets Tribes for hundreds of years. Mt. Chase, the mountain is 2,440 feet and
is located on the eastern side of town. It is of volcanic origin and is part of four peaks in the region – the other three include Davis at 1,920 feet, Long at 1,720 feet and Bald a tad shorter at 1,700 feet. Mt. Chase is home to Shin Pond (which is com-prised of Upper and Lower Shin Ponds) and Shin Pond Village. Shin Pond Village is home to Shin Pond House established in 1870s by Charles Sibley and was the town’s first hotel. Mt. Chase Lodge was established in 1960 on Upper Shin Pond.

Industries include logging, tourism, sporting camps, guide services, snowmobiling and ATVing. ATVing and snowmobiling are thriving industries that have helped this area become a four-season destination. With hundreds of miles of trail systems, you can travel from Millinocket to Caribou. Many of the area’s local clubs offer maps and updates to land owner usage, seasonality concerns. Get info on local clubs and rentals at :Shin Pond Village, •  Matagamon Wilderness Campground,
Bowlin Matagamon Shin Pond Snowmobile Club – 207-528-2900
Patten ATV Club,  • Rockabema Snow Rangers, 207-754-9755


Relocating to Mt Chase/Shin Pond 

Population: 187 (2020)

Elevation: 886′

Area: 37.73 square miles

Median Household Income: $41,321 (2016) Mil Rate: 15.14%

School System: Katahdin Elementary School 805 Station Rd., Stacyville • 207-365-4285 Katahdin Middle/High School • 800 Station Rd., Stacyville • 207-365-4218

Government System: Board of Selectmen Trash: Town Dump Station

Water: Private wells

Sewer: Private septic systems

Crime Rate: Low

Hunting & fishing licenses: available at Wilderness Variety, Ellis Family Market, Matagamon Wilderness and Mt. Chase town office.

Mt. Chase Town Office: The town office is located at 1094 Shin Pond Road, Mt. Chase, Maine 04765; 207-528-2225; open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am – 4:30pm.


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