Bureau of Parks and Lands
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- 7/28/2022: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Celebrates "Art Outside and On the Trail" in collaboration with Portland Museum of Art and L.L.Bean
- 6/8/2022: Governor Mills Launches $50 Million Jobs & Recovery Plan Initiative to Rebuild Maine State Parks
- 5/20/2022: Support Healthy Forests: leave your firewood at home
- 4/29/2022: Mills Administration Announces the Permanent Protection of Land for Outdoor Recreation
- 4/26/2022: Media Advisory: Feathers over Freeport, Sat-Sun, Apr 30-May 1
Camping Reservations Begin on February 1 and 4, 2022
Family Camping sites (one family* or group of 6 or fewer people)
On February 1:
- Sebago Lake State Park ONLY– Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM, EST (storm date if Maine State Government is closed – Wednesday, February 2, 2022) Make an online reservation.
- Also on February 1: Group Camping and Picnic Shelter Reservations - call park directly Locations, Reservation Information, and Phone Numbers to call; no online reservations taken.
- All parks - Friday, February 4, 2022, at 9:00 AM, EST (storm date if Maine State Government is closed – Monday, February 7, 2022)
Winter Camping continues through March 15
You may continue to camp at select locations. Self-sufficiency is required; no amenities, cleared locations, or water at these sites. On-site self-registrations is available to the entry booth. Fees and complete information.
Parks & Historic Sites: Days & Hours
Parks may be visited year-round, from 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise posted. Fees are collected at the booth by staff or through self-service stations.
For current status:
Please call the park or historic site directly.
Park Amenities, such as water, restrooms and buildings, are shut down for the winter season as dictated by weather. Primitive toilets may be available at some locations.
Parking - Most parks and historic sites are not plowed during the winter due to seasonal staffing. A few parks are only plowed when the manager is on duty.
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Drone, Unmanned Aircraft (UAS) Policy
The general use of drones (UAS) is prohibited in Maine State Parks, Historic Sites, or DACF Boat Launches without direct oversight and guidance of an approved law enforcement agency or by the issue of a Special Activity Permit.