Bureau of Parks and Lands

COVID-19 Related Camping and Day-use Information for Maine State Parks and Public Lands


Maine Public Lands Annual Report Released

Next Superintendent of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Announced

4/28/2021: Mark Deroche has been selected as the next Superintendent of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW). Mark has a lifelong passion for the AWW, exemplary management and outdoor skills, and commitment to working with Waterway partners to sustain and enhance this treasured Maine asset for years to come. Mark is also a Master Maine Guide with decades of experience leading adventures throughout the AWW. He has most recently served BPL as the Northern Region Manager for Maine State Parks, and he previously served as the Manager at Lily Bay State Park and as an Assistant Allagash Ranger based at Round Pond. He replaces Matt LaRoche, who recently retired after 44 years of exemplary service to the state.

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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.