Free on Father’s Day: Maine State Park Admission

June 6, 2014

For more information, contact: John Bott at 207-287-3156

AUGUSTA – All Maine State Parks and historic sites will treat Maine residents to a free admission on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15. All vehicles bearing Maine license plates will be given free-admission that day at all 48 state-owned and operated locales, according to Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) Bureau of Parks and Lands.

“I encourage Maine families to visit and explore our State Parks and Historic Sites on Father’s Day and throughout the season,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “This free-admission day, coinciding with Father’s Day, is a way of thanking Maine residents and showing appreciation for their support of Maine parks and lands throughout the year.”

Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb was equally enthusiastic. “June is ‘Get Outdoors Month’ and Maine State Parks get you out there. Our park staff and devoted volunteers have the parks ready for visitors. Maine residents, in particular, are encouraged to visit our parks and historic sites this Father’s Day,” said Whitcomb.

Details of the free parks admission:

  • Maine Resident’s Day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 15; all vehicles bearing Maine license plates will be allowed free entrance to Maine state parks and historic sites. No rain date will be available. The open admission does not apply to Baxter State Park, Scarborough Beach State Park, or the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect, though admission to Fort Knox State Historic Site will be free that day.

For more information about Maine state parks and historic sites, go to: http://www.parksandlands.com

For more information about the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, go to: http://www.maine.gov/dacf