Open Letter to our New Neighbors
Our new neighbor Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is making plans on how they will set up shop. A significant increase in visitors to the landscape east of Katahdin will have impacts on how we manage and protect Baxter State Park. We are looking forward to talking about our concerns at the upcoming listening sessions. Here’s our open letter to our new neighbors.
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.