What we do:
- Manage Maine’s 48 State Parks and Historic Sites, including:
- Coastal Parks: Ferry Beach, Popham, Reid, Two Lights, Shackford Head, Cobscook Bay
- Lakeside Parks: Sebago Lake, Damariscotta Lake, Mount Blue, Aroostook
- Riverside & Waterway Parks: Androscoggin Riverlands, Allagash Wilderness Waterway
- Rolling Hills & Mountain Parks: Bradbury Mountain, Mount Blue, Camden Hills, Peaks-Kenny
- Island Parks: Warren Island, Eagle Island State Historic Site
- Provide thousands of miles of hiking trails, multi-use trails and beaches, plus ocean and lake swimming
- Offer Family Camping at 12 State Parks and Group Camping at 10 State Parks
- Offer Group Picnic Site and Shelter reservations
- Promote health and nature appreciation through outdoor recreation events and programs. Annual events include:
- 1st Day Hikes in conjunction with Americas State Parks
- Winter Family Fun Days - Take it Outside events
- 1st Time Campers Program
- Feathers Over Freeport
- Passport Program
- Great Outdoors Events in conjunction with statewide conservation organizations
- Fall Foliage Hikes, Rides & Paddles
- Generate $100 million annually for the Maine economy – PDF (1.34MB)
- Help over 2 million people each year enjoy Maine’s natural heritage
Loon Conservation Plate purchases help support the parks!
Other Publicly Managed Recreational Opportunities in the State:
Our Contact Information:
Maine State Parks, Bureau of Parks and Lands, 22 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0022
- Park Finder – Search for parks, historic sites, public lands, and multi-use rail trails.
- Park Passes – Annual passes make great gifts; give a whole year of adventure!
- Event Calendar and Take it Outside listings – Get in on the FUN at Maine State Parks!
- Volunteer – join the MVPs (Maine Volunteers in the Parks Program) and help with one day and multi-day projects including adopting a park or trail.
Hours of Operation & Seasonal Information
Open year round typically 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily.
Fees are collected at the booth by staff or through self-service stations.
Water and restrooms have operational availability dictated by spring and fall weather.
Access - Many park entrances and roads are closed to wheeled access vehicles during the winter months. Call the park or region office for current conditions.