We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Baxter State Park

Millinocket, ME
207-723-5140
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Millinocket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Canoeing, Hiking
Description: This park features Mount Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, and where you might also catch sight of a moose.
Write a Review

109 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    77
    24
    5
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Royersford, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Hiking to the top of Mt. Katahdin in Baxter St. Park is no joke. I did a minimal amount of research and listened to opinions of friends so I was surprised by the difficulty of the climb. I knew to expect much more than a walk in the park but I'm not sure this experience is one that can really... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Casper, Wyoming
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went to Baxter State park this summer. They have amazing hiking trails with beautiful views; and different trails based on everyone's experience. Some nice lakes as well. All trails are marked well and you would be hard pressed to get lost. The main Katahdin mountain trail was closed when we visited due to snow; but we still had a great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Springfield, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Old White Birches, Waist-high Ferns, Clear Lakes and Ponds. You can see the rocks on the bottom of these ponds, they are as clear as the sky. Stars so close, you can touch them. We saw the Aurora Borealis. This place is pristine. You have to hike. No RVs. Worth it. See this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Annandale, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you do not want to hike all the way to the top of the mountain then I really recommend you take the side loop trail and hike to BlueBerry Knoll. Once you arrive at the marker - you MUST walk to your right until you can take in the incredible view of the three ponds below. The day we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oceanside, New York
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You need to plan a bit to visit this park. You can book a campsite online, which makes the process fast and easy. There is a fee for out of state visitors too ($14). We camped at the South Branch campground at the north end of the park and truly enjoyed our visit. From the Matagamon Gate, the campground is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aiken, South Carolina
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
76 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were able to stop for a picnic lunch just before it started raining. The gravel road is well packed and the speed limit is low, but you can still meet someone coming the other way on a curve. The park is so heavily wooded that there aren't many opportunities for views. We had hoped to see a moose, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

In order to hike the most popular trails at this state park, you must have a parking reservation as they limit the amount of people at the park. If you do not have a reservation, you must hope that someone didn't show up on time so you can get their spot. The line to get in started at 5 a.m.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Have been wanting to come here for over 20 years. Well worth the wait - a beautiful park. Did a couple of hikes - views were stunning.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This state park is really a great nature park-the numbers are controlled so that the park is never too crowded. You have to plan this trip-if you want to hike, you must get a parking pass some time before you come, two weeks if you are from out of state. Well worth the planning for this. We hiked to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida Keys, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Baxter State Park is beautiful We took an hour and a half hike , it was incredible. You have to see the sights for yourself to see the beauty. Take the trip, lots of wildlife

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Baxter State Park also viewed

 

Been to Baxter State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Baxter State Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing