Bureau of Parks and Lands

Seeking Public Comment: Bald Mountain - Oquossoc Lot Telecommunications Tower Modification Aesthetic Impacts Survey

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) is evaluating aesthetic impacts on Bald Mountain and the natural character of the viewshed. BPL is interested to learn the public’s opinion of the impact of the proposed tower extension on scenic and aesthetic values.The comment period will close at midnight on August 16, 2021. Please take a five minute survey. FMI: Abby Andreasen

Safety Updates: 7/28/2021 for day-use and camping.


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2021 Camping Reservations Call Center Opened on 2/1/2021

Family Camping sites (one family* or group of 6 or fewer people)

Group Camping sites (for 7 or more people, including children)

Group Picnic Areas and Shelters

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.

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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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Untold Secret: Maine Public Lands

Explore the unbelievably beautiful Maine Public Lands. These are magical places in Maine—and they belong to all of us. Watch the new 21-minute short film, or in segments, to begin your virtual journey and plan for your visit to Maine Public Lands.

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.