Baxter State Park


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Baxter State Park


Location:50 miles north of Greenville.
Facilities:Primitive campsites (lean-to/tent, wilderness cabins), trails.
Activities:Low-impact camping and hiking, fishing, skiing (winter only), snowmobiling, mountain climbing.
Special Features:Park is not part of Maine's state park system. It was given in trust to the people of Maine by former Governor Percival Baxter and is managed by an independent authority. The park consists of 200,000 acres of mountains, lakes, streams, and forest maintained in its natural wild state. It includes Mount Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine, and the northern terminus of the 2,144-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail (see separate entry in national trails section).
Address:64 Balsam Dr
Millinocket, ME 04462

Phone:207-723-5140
Web: www.baxterstateparkauthority.com
Size: 202,064 acres.

See other parks in Maine.
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A new proposal from Burt's bees founder Roxanne Quimby later rekindled the issue: In May 2011 she offered to donate up to 70,000 acres she owns adjacent to Baxter State Park for a new national park, along with a $40 million endowment for park operations.
The establishment of Baxter State Park will lay the foundation of a policy whereby the present generation will deliver a great inheritance to the generations to come.'
Camping within Baxter State Park (Millinocket, [207] 723-5140) or the Deboullie Preserve (Department of Conservation, Ashland, [207] 435-7966) should be arranged in advance.
This trailway now covers 2,100 miles from Baxter State Park in Maine to Springer Mountain, Georgia, and serves as a prototype for long-distance hiking trails across the country.
Perhaps no piece of the Northern Forest better captures its original grandeur than Maine's 200,000-acre Baxter State Park. The dense forest of evergreens and impenetrable blowdowns is still the "grim, untrodden wilderness" explored by Thoreau 150 years ago.
Through its efforts, the Boy Scouts brought its High Adventure program to Maine and set up a base at Mattagammon Lake on the north border of Baxter State Park.
Gorczynski, a store and training manager at Old Navy in Sturbridge, first got hooked on wildlife photography after snapping moose in the early morning light at Baxter State Park in Maine.
Surrounding Baxter State Park, it would encompass the Hundred Mile Wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail, protect cold-water lakes for brook trout, and safeguard thousands of miles of clear-running streams and rivers, including the headwaters of five of the region's most legendary--the Allagash, Aroostook, Kennebec, Penobscot and St.
The Maine Bureau of Parks and Recreation, State House Station 22, Augusta, ME 04333, (207) 289-3821, offers information on public lands, including 201,000-acre Baxter State Park and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.
At the wheel is Jensen Bissell, a 35-year-old forester hired in 1986 as resource manager for the Baxter State Park Scientific Forest Management Area.