ATTENTION BAXTER PARK VISITORS
ONLINE RESERVATIONS WILL BEGIN ON
FEBRUARY 1, 2016.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A RESERVATIONS FOR MAY 2016 CAMPING SEASON
PLEASE CALL OUR RESERVATION OFFICE AT 207-723-5140.
ATTENTION PARK CAMPERS!
This coming summer, we will be replacing two large culverts on the Park Tote Road between the Marston Trailhead and Slide Dam Picnic Area (see map).
To enable this work to be done, the Park Tote Road will be closed to through traffic at the construction site from Monday to Thursday one or two times between the period of July 15 and October 1. The timing of the closures is related to many factors, including weather, and cannot be determined ahead of time.
Campers arriving from points south and planning on camping at Nesowadnehunk Field Campground should plan on an alternate access via Matagamon Gate.
We expect to know the exact closure dates two weeks prior to the work and will post these dates as soon as they are determined. We appreciate your patience as we work to maintain the roads and facilities of Baxter State Park.
Attention Summer Campers
The rolling reservation system is now underway for the 2016 Summer Camping Season. Reservations may be made for campsites in the Park within four (4) months of the date of the reservation.
If you have any questions please contact the reservation office at 723-5140 from 8am – 4pm.
- Be Prepared
Winter is arriving in the Park, especially up high. Hikers headed for elevation are advised to be ready for snow, ice and low wind chill temperatures. Staffing is limited in the Park at this time, please hike safely.
Winter in the Park
- Winter is arriving soon
Winter in Baxter Park is a wild experience. Check out our advice on visiting the Park in the winter. Maps are helpful - a starting point is our general winter use map. Most winter visitors park and start their trip from Abol Bridge. Check out our Abol Bridge Map to be sure you get started right. Lastly, consider some specific advice from BSP Rangers to help you have an awesome and safe winter trip in Baxter.
Baxter Park Completes Search and Rescue Data Review:
The Park has recently completed a comprehensive review of all Search and Rescue incidents filed over the past 22 years. The analysis of the data will help the Park to better communicate with visitors about the risks of wilderness travel and to prepare Park Rangers to better assist visitors in need.