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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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Perfect for our day-trip hike!

At a friend's recommendation, we drove from Bangor to Baxter State Park for a short hike and views of Mt. Katahdin. We were not disappointed. We checked in at the Ranger's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
nrcarter
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Grand Prairie, Texas

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At a friend's recommendation, we drove from Bangor to Baxter State Park for a short hike and views of Mt. Katahdin. We were not disappointed. We checked in at the Ranger's station and set off on a short hike of 2 1/2 hours on the trail around Sandy Stream Pond beginning at the Roaring Brook Campground. The trail began quite... More 

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Hershey, pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you really want to leave the rest of the world behind, this is the place.....no cell phone reception, no rest rooms, no convenience stores....what you need you carry in with you and you don't leave anything behind either. Trails are well maintained and nature abounds with paths along creeks and little ponds. The rangers are friendly and very informative... More 

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Randolph, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On 2nd day found a mother and baby moose at Sandy Steam Pond. Worth the short hike. The park is beautiful and would have been worth the trip even if we hadn't see the moose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Set a calendar reminder to call 90 days before you want to go, and make your reservations. This park is deeded to be "forever wild" and is managed to meet that expectation. As a result flora fauna and wildlife abound. We found our camping neighbors to be universally well behaved and our lean to sight exactly as described in the... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Baxter State Park August 16, 17, and 18, 2016. My husband and I are in our 70's and traveled with my 50 year old son and his girlfriend. I had very high hopes of seeing moose and my favorite duck, the Loon. While we did not see either of those, we were very happy with some of the... More 

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ho chi minh city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family could not book in campground or hotel near the park in August, high season. So, from Canada, We came the park at 11 am and were disappointed because Roaring Brook Trail and Abol Trail had been closed from 7 am by full number of hikers. After, we could not buy a trail map because of cash payment at... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this park, and especially hiking Katahdin - a bear of a hike no matter which trail one takes. But, you must make sure to get a parking permit/access to the park ahead of time. They are often 'sold out.' The online site is manageable.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful park in north central Maine. Out of the way. Camped two nights at the north end. Rustic/pit toilets. Gorgeous lakes. Known for moose sightings but sadly didn't see any. Lots of loons. Some lakes have leeches but not at South Branch Pond. Friendly rangers. Kids loved Junior Ranger program.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can skip this if you are traveling in an RV without an additional vehicle to drive. Height and length restrictions on vehicles, plus the road through the park is unpaved. We did stop at the visitors center and caught a few glimpses of the mountain where the Appalachian trail ends, but that was all. Wish we could have seen... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to hike the easy Abol Falls trail with our kids. It was a nice walk through a beautiful area. The Falls were amazing. Next we want to climb Mt Katahdin.

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