Maine State Parks
Designed to harmonize with mountain, lake, and seashore, Maine's state park
system is as varied as the state's landscape. Mountain trails,
lakeside picnic tables, ocean beaches. In Maine, there are
32 state parks dedicated to the visitor's enjoyment;
you'll find the people who manage them friendly and helpful.
To plan your adventure, visit our search
page that contains information about state parks, public
reserved land and state historic sites.
Maine state parks generate $100 million annually for the Maine economy. Click here to read the economic impact study report.
State Park Management Meeting held at Tanglewood, Camden Hills State Park
Maine State Park Managers held their semi-annual meeting at the Tanglewood Summer Camp in Camden in May 2011.
Twelve state parks and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway provide camping opportunities. Make your camping reservation plans today where a number of campsites at these parks (except for the Allagash Wilderness Waterway) are available. In addition to camping, state parks also offer a range of day use activities, from ocean swimming to wilderness hiking. Some parks have group use areas that require reservations.
Group Camping at Maine State Parks
Sleeping under the stars. S’mores around the campfire.For many years, groups have used group campsites at Maine State Parks to create lasting memories of the greatoutdoors. Group campsites are available at most of Maine's State Park camping facilities.Find out more about group camping and how you can plan your next overnight group event or family reunion at a Maine State Park Group Campsite.
Season pass, which is available by mail from the Bureau of Parks and Lands office in Augusta and at most state parks during the regular season.
Rules at Maine's state parks are simple and intended to protect the site and enhance everyone's enjoyment. Pets are not allowed on beaches or in the Sebago Lake State Park campground. Although after Labor Day most facilities are closed for the season, many people continue to enjoy the areas on foot during the fall and winter and are encouraged to do so.
Demonstration Forest Project Summary available.