Bureau of Parks and Lands

Stay Informed with Safety Updates for day-use and camping.

Camping News

Lily Bay Reservations; New Opening Day in 2023!

Camping reservations for Lily Bay State Park will now be accepted and processed on the first business day of February along with Sebago Lake beginning this year, 2/1/2023 at 9:00 AM, EST. We have heard your feedback and have made this change to improve our campground reservation system during the opening days.

Remember, prime sites and locations fill up fast so plan to make your reservation as early as possible to secure a site. We look forward to seeing you in 2023! In the meantime, check out our winter camping options.


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Campground Reservations Internet & Call Center is Closed for the Season; Off Season & Winter Camping is Available

The State Park Campground Reservations Call Center closed for the season on Friday, September 9, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. EST. Internet reservations closed on Sunday, 9/11/2022 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Thank you for a wonderful camping season. We hope to see you again next summer! Reservations for the Summer 2023 season will open on February 1 at 9:00 AM, EST for Lily Bay and Sebago Lake State Park Campgrounds. View all the 2023 season reservation details.

Off Season & Winter Camping

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 at 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.

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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.