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Baxter State Park

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Beautiful Maine Wilderness

Hiked the Helon Talyor Tr (strenuous) and a small part of the Hunt Tr ( AT) to the absolutely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary P
New England
Beautiful! explore away from the main trails

Beautiful park, well managed. It's huge - but most people focus on Katahdin. Pick another peak... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David K
Lyme, New Hampshire
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This park features Mount Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, and where you might also catch sight of a moose.
64 Balsam Dr, Millinocket, ME 04462-2190
+1 207-723-5140
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked the Helon Talyor Tr (strenuous) and a small part of the Hunt Tr ( AT) to the absolutely gorgeous Katahdin Falls as well as (mostly flat) hike to Kathadin Lake. An absolutely gorgeous park. To park at trailheads, you must reserve a parking spot...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had been about eight years since we drove down through the park and today’s weather was perfect for the drive. But....those roads are horrible if you care for your car. Is there any way to remedy the washboard like surface? We did enjoy the...More

Thank Angelpam99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Road thru entire park dirt/gravel that was extremely dusty and not well maintained--we turned around and left If you have a nice newer vehicle stay away, especially if black

Thank Pritch M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful park, well managed. It's huge - but most people focus on Katahdin. Pick another peak and some other trails, and you'll find it quiet and peaceful.

Thank David K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most be willing to drive at a speed of no more than 20mph...roads are dirt and loose stone..I would recommend entering at the north side ..enjoy the northern trails and then returning to that same entrance and travel by the main roads to the south...More

1  Thank Pat C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hiking to Big and Little Niagara Falls on the trails was a great experience, enjoyed seeing different mushrooms, trees snaking around big rocks, very scenic views.

Thank littlepat1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First, read about the history of Baxter State Park on Wikipedia. It is over 200,000 acres of wilderness donated by former Maine governor, Purcival Baxter. It is actually NOT a part of the state park system. It is funded by a trust and money collected...More

Thank Gayle G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a day trip to Baxter State Park. We stayed overnight at the local hotel after a wonderful day spent hiking some of the trails, taking in the beauty of the park and seeing some wildlife.

1  Thank MrsBunn2002
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is busy! Arriving at the gate before 0600 is a competition and race! If you are NOT there by 0500-0530 you will be towards the back of a line to get a good parking spot at a trailhead. Speaking of parking... If you...More

Thank WayneWalkJr
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We have lived in Maine our entire life and finally made it to Baxter. It was not what we expected.All roads are dirt/gravel and no place to pull over for scenic overlooks etc. You can pull into campground areas to hike or see some small...More

Thank ladyme1
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June 16, 2018|
Response from MHP8473 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not know. I am not a fisherman but you could probably google fly fishing in Baxter State Park and find out.
May 11, 2018|
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Response from Boston1978Boston1978 |
Absolutely. As a woman I've camped there several times alone and summited the top alone. I enjoy hiking alone as I can go at my own speed and stop and enjoy nature at my leisure. Plan ahead and order a map from the website... More
Hope F
March 11, 2018|
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Response from llquad | Reviewed this property |
Baxter is an awesome driving park!! The roads are not paved, but very well maintained... as you drive and sightsee, you get the feeling of being in the wilderness.... not many places where you can get that experience... More