Online Membership!

You can now join or renew your Membership Online!


Join us for our
2015 Annual Meeting!

April 11, 2015
at Viles Arboretum
in Augusta.

Spring Edition of Forever Wild

Spring Edition of Forever Wild is available!

Plants of Baxter State Park Project
Linl toPlants of Baxter State Park Project

Trip Report

"I left West Island at 8:00 on Tuesday evening and drove through the night, taking a couple of sleep breaks during the 400 mile trip. It’s a long haul, but it is certainly better to do it at night when you can avoid the Boston traffic. My..."

-Maine Oct. 2-6, 2012  

Read more Trip Reports or learn how to share your experiences in Baxter State Park.


Important BSP resources can be found on our Links Page.

…said premises shall forever be used for public park and recreational purposes, shall forever be left in the natural wild state, shall forever be kept as a sanctuary for wild beasts and birds…

~ Governor Percival P. Baxter, Deed of Trust, March 3, 1931

Friends of Baxter State Park is an independent citizen group with a mission to preserve, support, and enhance the wilderness character of Baxter State Park in the spirit of its founder, Governor Percival Baxter.

Our Goals:

Preserve, restore and enhance Baxter State Park’s wilderness values and recreational resources through advocacy, education, volunteerism, funding, and partnerships.

Engage an active corps of outdoor advocates, conservationists, recreationists, and volunteers, including the next generation, in using, appreciating, and stewarding the Park “in the right unspoiled way.”

Strengthen the organization by effectively engaging and expanding board, staff, and volunteer resources so Friends of Baxter State Park has greater capacity and leadership to carry out its work.

Chimney Col to Summit
Chimney Col to Summit

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