Bureau of Parks and Lands

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


Camping News

Reservations Opening Day, 2023 - Lily Bay added to February 1!

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 at CampWithME.com. We have heard your feedback and have made this change to improve our campground reservation system during the opening days.

Also on February 1: Group Camping & Group Shelter Reservations begin on 2/1 at 9:00 AM EST but you must call the park directly. Phone numbers and information are on the Group Camping and the Group Shelter webpages; no online reservations taken.

On February 6 - Reservations open for the rest of the State Park campgrounds, as well as remaining sites at Lily Bay and Sebago Lake at CampWithME.com.

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.

News

Reid State Park Temporarily Closed

Reid State Park will be closed starting February 1st through the month of February, at minimum, to all visitors. This includes walk-in access. This is out of concern for the safety of our visitors during the construction of a new entrance station and bridge. We look forward to everyone enjoying these new modifications this spring! Text REID to 888-514-7527 to subscribe to updates from the park and to get notified of the park's reopening.

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Winter Camping is available 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 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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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.