Camping at Maine State Parks and Public Lands

Safety Updates: for day-use and camping.

Family Camping

For one Family¹ OR groups of 6 or fewer people. Campground Fees

Campground Reservations Call Center is Closed for the Season.

  • Internet Reservations will continue through to Sunday, 9/10/2023 until 4:00 p.m. EST

Off Season & Winter Camping

*Camping season ends for the year for:

    • Peaks-Kenny: Campground closes for the year on October 1
    • Rangeley Lake: Campground closes for the year on October 1
    • Warren Island: Campground closes for the year on September 15
  • Campground rates vary by location.
  • Campground Maps.
  • No camping is permitted at the Parks from October 16 to December 14. This break allows for park maintenance of the campground areas.
  • Winter Camping, as primitive tent camping only, is offered December 15 - March 15 at select Maine State Park Campgrounds

2024 Season Reservations:

  • Lily Bay State Park AND Sebago Lake State Park – Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 9:00 AM, EST (storm date if Maine State Government is closed – Friday, February 2, 2024)
  • Also on February 1: Group Camping and Picnic Shelter Reservations - but you must call park directly, not the online reservation or Camping Call Center. Locations, Reservation Information, and Phone Numbers to call; no online reservations taken.
  • All Parks - Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 9:00 AM, EST (storm date if Maine State Government is closed – Wednesday, February 7, 2024)

¹A Family = Parents & all their unmarried children age 18 years and younger.

Reminder: The Reservation Call Center no longer mails paper permits to campers who make their camping reservations over the phone. Every phone reservation will receive an emailed confirmation and permit to download and present at the entrance booth when checking in. The occupant's name on the permit must still match the valid ID credential presented at the time of check-in.

Group Camping

For groups of 7 or more people; GROUP RESERVATIONS must be made by contacting each park - see link below.

Group Camping Reservations begin on:

Backcountry Camping

For those who want to camp off the beaten path.

Off-season and Winter Camping information

For those who are self sufficient and want to test their skills.

  • Winter Camping is from December 15 - March 15

Buy It Where You Burn It!

Untreated firewood from outside of Maine has been banned.

  • Buy firewood from a local source where you camp.
  • Do not transport firewood more than 50 miles, even in Maine.

More Information from the Maine Forest Service

Tentrr Reservations