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Baxter State Park

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Address: Millinocket, ME
Phone Number: 207-723-5140
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This park features Mount Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, and where...

This park features Mount Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, and where you might also catch sight of a moose.

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Beautiful views!

Our family hiked to lakes and through some deep woods, but no moose were around this time :( We checked out the Appalachian Trail by Kidney Pond and the hikers' lean-to shelters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
dhd56
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Dade City, Florida

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Dade City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family hiked to lakes and through some deep woods, but no moose were around this time :( We checked out the Appalachian Trail by Kidney Pond and the hikers' lean-to shelters. The park was very clean and well marked.

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Sevierville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in Baxter State Park to raft the Penobscot River. Floating the Penobscot there were many outstanding views of Mt. Katahdin, still snow covered in late May, and outstanding scenery in all directions. Driving to and from the river we came across a Moose and other wildlife. This was a true Maine North Woods experience. The air was so... More 

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Thank Matthew U
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We travel the country using our BMW adventure bike and were saddened that we were unable to enter due to the wishes of the late park owner (Baxter) refused motorcycles. We instead tried to find other areas (most off side of main road!) around the park to get a good view.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Difficult is the best way to describe Baxter. The trails, the parking, the staff, and the design. When it all comes together it can be rather frustrating to deal with, but if you can push through that, it is a beautiful place to spend time in the summer. The jewel of the park, Katahdin, will always be busy in the... More 

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Presque Isle, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Within this large land park, you are certain to create memories. White water rafting on the Penobscot River is a thrilling step (or swim) of faith. Though the Great Mountain (Katahdin) is the pinnacle of the Park, there are hundreds of others superb hiking trails and mountains to explore. Mount Coe and Mount Sentinel will increase your affection and I... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never in my life have a seen anything like the views and beautiful nature that is Mt Katahdin and Baxter State Park! Everything was super easy to find, park staff were friendly and helpful to us first timers. We hiked Mt Katahdin via Chimney pond trail and saddle trail, both were fantastic! Enjoy Baxter State Park!!!

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved hiking in Baxter State park, particularly along the trail for Big & Little Niagara. The park ranger was so helpful in determining which trails were best for our family and the time we had.

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Montgomery, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent two days in Baxter State Park over the July 4th weekend. It was some experience. We camped at Katahdin Stream Campground which is situation 7.7 miles from the main gate at Togue Pond. There is no running water or electricity in the park which is 220,000 acres. The way it should be for wilderness this pristine. Along side... More 

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Khartoum, Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did a not-so-quick-detour off of I-95 to check out Baxter State Park. It's not the shortest drive and then there was another 9 miles on gravel to get to the trailhead, but the trail was easy and offered spectacular views, in addition to seeing a moose on the other side of the lake.

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Ashaway, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful quiet park to enjoy nature and reflect on life. Lots of hiking trails for many ability levels. The Rangers are helpful in giving suggestions for finding a moose. Riding thru from the busier south entrance to the quieter north entrance is a relaxing experience on a 25mph dirt road. I think it would be like what the old... More 

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