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Baxter State Park

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Baxter State Park

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Mandy N wrote a review Sep 6
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We were able to explore a variety of hikes that were not on Katahdin and really enjoyed them. We’d recommend Cranberry Pond, Round Pound, and stopping at the Togue Pond Visitor’s Center for more info, they were very helpful.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Melissa M wrote a review Sep 4
Brooklyn, New York21 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed at Abol two nights. The place was beautiful. It is true. No electricity. No running water. But the outhouse was very clean. The tent site was impeccable. Even freshly raked. The park ranger was available and kind. Easy access to fire wood. Most of all, unbeatable solitude and access to nature. The campground is literally at the foot of the abol ascent to baxter peak on mt katahdin which helped with our early ascent.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Max M wrote a review Jul 2020
Rockland, Maine21 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a WILDERNESS state park. There is a one lane width dirt road (20 MPH) that climbs up the westernmost side of Katahdin. There are various places to stop en route, some with water access for swimming or canoes, kayaks. There is a picnic area, some lookout points, but mostly this is for hiking. Bring everything you need, especially plenty of water. Do not bring a big vehicle or truck.No dogs. Baxter is a magical, serene wilderness and it is not to everyone's liking! You are responsible for your own safety. Be sure to stay at the Big Moose Inn in Millinocket if you stay overnight; they are wonderful.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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David S wrote a review Feb 2020
Lincoln, Maine16 contributions5 helpful votes
I did the hike with my 18 year old son (I'm 67). He was merciful and recommended we head back before I got too tired. We're planning to do it again this year and attempt to make it to the top. A great workout with beautiful views.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Matt R wrote a review Feb 2020
Columbia, Pennsylvania52 contributions4 helpful votes
We took a week to snowmobile the Katahdin Region and made sure we rode through Baxter State Park! We didn’t get to do the paid loop around Katahdin because they were closed however the rest of the park was fantastic and we’re looking forward to spending some time there during a summer as well!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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