2015 Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program

Students: View the application and apply online

Teachers & Mentors: Submit a letter of recommendation online

Online Membership!

You can now join or renew your Membership Online!


Fall Edition of Forever Wild

Fall Edition of Forever Wild is available!

Plants of Baxter State Park Project
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Trip Report

"On March 15-18 in Millinocket Stream cabin at New England Outdoor Center (NEOC) on the shore of Millinocket Lake, Chris and Dorothy Beeuwkes, Barbara and Bill Bentley, Anne Huntington, David and Mikki Little, and Howard Whitcomb enjoyed what might..."

-Warm Winter Weekend 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.

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