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Our Summer Our Summer Childrens Programs and Summer Evening Programs are now scheduled!


Second Canoe at Frost Pond

There will soon be a second canoe available for rent at Frost Pond. One canoe will be designated as a Day Use canoe. The other will be for campers. Both canoes will be locked with keys available at either Matagamon Gatehouse or Trout Brook Farm Rangers. Hopefully, this will end conflicts between parties at the pond. We understand this will be a change for some long time users, but feel this solution is the best way to address issues that have increased lately. Thanks for your patience as we make this transition.



Baxter State Park Authority Meeting Cancelled

The scheduled July 22 meeting has been canceled



No Pets Please

Pets are not permitted in the Park.



ATTENTION BAXTER PARK VISITORS…BAXTER STORE IS NOW ONLINE


 

Abol Trail Now Open for Hiking!

Hikers can now try out the Abol Trail, including approximately 1 mile of relocated trail. We have put together a new Trail Description for hikers planning an Abol hike.



AT Hiker Permits required in Baxter State Park in 2016!

AT hikers entering Baxter State Park in 2016 will need to pick up an AT Long Distance Hiker Permit Card. See our website for full details:
At Hiker Registration



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.



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.