Bureau of Parks and Lands

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

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Camping Reservations Begin on February 1 and 4, 2022

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

On February 1:

On February 4:
  • All parks - Friday, February 4, 2022, at 9:00 AM, EST (storm date if Maine State Government is closed – Monday, February 7, 2022)
Attention Campers: Beginning this year, 2022, the Reservation Call Center will no longer be mailing 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 name on the permit must still match the valid ID credential presented at the time of check-in.

Winter Camping continues through March 15

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 to 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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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.