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Summer Edition of Forever Wild

Summer Edition of Forever Wild and Supplement, State of the Park is here!

Now seeking Photos
for 2016 BSP Calendar!

See how to submit!

2015 BSP Calendars are here!

© Photo by Beverley Guay

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

Trip Report

"Has anyone asked you this question lately? It was early in October and being the camper I am, I decided to go to Baxter State Park, well up in the sticks here in Maine. I set up the camp, you know, the tent and all. Just got it all set up when the..."

-Phil C. Crane  

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


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…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.

Russell Pond Dock
Russell Pond Dock

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