What we do:
- Manage Maine’s 48 State Parks and Historic Sites, including:
- Coastal Parks: Ferry Beach, Popham, Reid, Two Lights, Shackford Head, Cobscook Bay
- Lakeside Parks: Sebago Lake, Damariscotta Lake, Mount Blue, Aroostook
- Riverside & Waterway Parks: Androscoggin Riverlands, Allagash Wilderness Waterway
- Rolling Hills & Mountain Parks: Bradbury Mountain, Mount Blue, Camden Hills, Peaks-Kenny
- Island Parks: Warren Island, Eagle Island State Historic Site
- Provide thousands of miles of hiking trails, multi-use trails and beaches, plus ocean and lake swimming
- Offer Family Camping at 12 State Parks and Group Camping at 10 State Parks
- Offer Group Picnic Site and Shelter reservations
- Promote health and nature appreciation through outdoor recreation events and programs. Annual events include:
- 1st Day Hikes in conjunction with Americas State Parks
- Winter Family Fun Days - Take it Outside events
- 1st Time Campers Program
- Feathers Over Freeport
- Passport Program
- Great Outdoors Events in conjunction with statewide conservation organizations
- Fall Foliage Hikes, Rides & Paddles
- Generate $100 million annually for the Maine economy – PDF (1.34MB)
- Help over 2 million people each year enjoy Maine’s natural heritage
Loon Conservation Plate purchases help support the parks!
Other Publicly Managed Recreational Opportunities in the State:
Please note that State Park Passes are not accepted at these locations.
Our Contact Information:
Maine State Parks, Bureau of Parks and Lands, 22 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0022
- Park Finder – Search for parks, historic sites, public lands, and multi-use rail trails.
- Park Passes – Annual passes make great gifts; give a whole year of adventure!
- Event Calendar and Take it Outside listings – Get in on the FUN at Maine State Parks!
- Volunteer – join the MVPs (Maine Volunteers in the Parks Program) and help with one day and multi-day projects including adopting a park or trail.
- Become a Friend of Maine State Parks.
- Rules for State Parks & Historic Sites.
- Drone, Unmanned Aircraft (UAS) Policy (PDF 19KB)
Hours of Operation & Seasonal Information
Open year round typically 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily, unless otherwise signed at the gate.
Fees are collected at the booth by staff or through self-service stations.
Water and restrooms have operational availability dictated by spring and fall weather.
Access - Many park entrances and roads are closed to wheeled access vehicles during the winter months. Call the park or region office for current conditions.
Mini Guide (PDF 846KB) that includes approximate season dates, activities and facilities for each park, historic site, and activity list for public lands.