Directions to Kieve-Wavus
The Kieve and Wavus campuses are located about 60 miles northeast of Portland on Damariscotta Lake. The physical addresses (for your GPS) is 42 Kieve Road, Nobleboro and 88 Wavus Point Road in Jefferson. CAUTION: if you input the Kieve address in your GPS, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ON THE UPPER CROSS ROAD to get to the West Neck Road. Because we are in a rural area, these mapping services are not as smart as they think. PLEASE view our maps of directions, or read the text directions below. Also, see below for links to accommodations at Kieve and the midcoast area. In the summer, to try and avoid traffic delays on Rt 1, check out these real-time traffic cameras around Wiscasset at: WISCASSET TRAFFIC CAMERAS
You might also consider using WAZE for local traffic updates along Rt 1.
Maps to Kieve & Wavus
1. Directions to Kieve: (PDFs are high-res documents for printing so you can bring with you in the car)
4. Directions from Kieve to Wavus (and vice versa approx. 25 minutes):PDF version
5. Directions to Bremen Oceanfront: PDF version
Text Directions to Kieve
PrintText Directions (Adobe PDF).
Note: The Maine Department of Transportation underwent a mileage based re-numbering system. Exits have been numbered to correspond to the mileage number closest to the exit.
Note: If you are heading north on Friday for Parent's Weekend and want to avoid the Wiscasset bottleneck (which could take over an hour to get through) CALL 511 ON YOUR CELL PHONE TO HEAR IF THERE ARE ROAD DELAYS THROUGH WISCASSET ON RTE. 1.
Also check out these traffic cameras at: WISCASSET TRAFFIC CAMERAS One alternate option is to travel north on I-295 to either Exit 49 to Rt 201 or to the Gardiner Exit 51 and head east on Rt 126 all the way to Rt 213, then turn right and head south down the west side of the lake. Wavus will be 3/4 mi on your left.
To get to Kieve from Wavus, continue on south to Rt 215 (turn left) and around the bottom of the lake. Rt 215 will turn into a one-way road. At the bottom of the one-way hill, turn left and head "north" on Rt 215, past Alewives Fabrics and then turn right on the Borland Hill Road. At the Y, bear left on the West Neck Road and Kieve will be at the end.
From the South: Take I-95 north to Exit 44 (formerly 6A) where you enter I-295 north. Continue on I-295 to Exit #28 (formerly exit 22) this will take you to Brunswick/Coastal Route 1). Follow Route 1 north through Brunswick, Bath, Wiscasset, and past Damariscotta. Once past Damariscotta, take left turn 1/4 mile past NC Hunt Lumber - Reunion Station Restaurant (built from old train cars) will be on your right after turning off Rt. 1. Follow signs to Kieve.
East of Damariscotta: From Eastern Maine Take Route 1 south past Camden. Turn right onto route 90 and follow this until it rejoins Route 1 south of Thomaston. Follow Route 1 past Waldoboro. Approximately 1 mile past the Minnehata Fire Station (on left), bear right onto Center Street Nobleboro. Follow signs to Kieve.
From Interior Maine: Take I-95 to I-295 then Exit 51 (formerly exit 28) Gardiner. Take Route 126 east through Gardiner and across the Kennebec River. Take Route 27 south through Dresden Mills and into Wiscasset to its merge with Route 1. Follow Route 1 north past Damariscotta. Once past Damariscotta, take left turn 1/4 mile past NC Hunt Lumber - Reunion Station Restaurant (built from old train cars) will be on your right after turning off Rt. 1. Follow signs to Kieve.
Text Directions to Wavus:
From the south: Go north on I-95 to Exit 44 to I-295 North. Travel north to Exit 49 and bear right onto Rt 201 head into Gardiner. Go over the river following the signs to Route 27 & 126. In approx. 1/2 mile turn left on Rte 126 and travel 12 miles to intersection with Route 213. Turn right at the STOP sign, travel ¾ mile and look for Wavus Camps on the left (large yellow barn and camp sign). You can also go to Augusta and take Rt 17 East to Rt 32 and then turn right on Rt 213 in Jefferson.
From the north (Bangor): I-95 to Exit 109 South at Augusta (the state capital) and stay to the right headed east along Western Avenue. Enter rotary and follow signs to Route 17 (Rockland) over the Kennebec River. Enter second rotary and take first right following signs to Route 17. Take left at street light on to Route 17. Travel 13 miles to Route 32 on the right and another 4 miles to Damariscotta Lake. Take right on Route 126 and go straight on 213, travel less than two miles and look for Wavus Camps on the left (large yellow barn and camp sign).
From the east (Camden): Route 17 to Jefferson and left on to Route 32. Travel four miles to Damariscotta Lake, take right on Route Rt 126 go straight on Rt 213, travel less than two miles to Wavus Camps on the left. Look for large yellow barn and camp sign.
From Coastal Areas: Route 1 to Route 215 in Newcastle. Proceed north on Route 215 through Damariscotta Mills to the intersection with Route 213. Turn right onto Route 213 (Bunker Hill Rd.) and proceed approximately eight miles to Wavus Camps. There will be a large yellow barn with a sign for Wavus Camps on your right. Turn right onto the Wavus Camps Road. Follow signs to parking. Those needing handicapped parking may proceed to the lodge. You could also head north on the East Pond Road from Rt. 1 in Nobleboro, go to the end and turn left on Rt. 32 North. Bear left on Rt. 126 and straight on Rt. 213 - turn left into camp in approx. 2 miles.