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2017 BSP Calendar Call for Photos!

2016 BSP Calendars
are here!

© Donna Lawson

Summer Edition of Forever Wild

Summer Edition of Forever Wild is available! Also available Summer Supplement "State of the Park"

Plants of Baxter State Park Project
Linl toPlants of Baxter State Park Project

Trip Report

"Maine has always been a very special place for me. My great grandparents immigrated to Waterville from Krov, Lithuania, in the mid 1890's and were one of a few families who helped establish the Beth Israel Congregation at the turn of the 19th..."

-Martin Coleman and Loren B. Fisher, New York, NY  

Read more Trip Reports or learn how to share your experiences in Baxter State Park.


Important BSP resources can be found on our Links Page.

…said premises shall forever be used for public park and recreational purposes, shall forever be left in the natural wild state, shall forever be kept as a sanctuary for wild beasts and birds…

~ Governor Percival P. Baxter, Deed of Trust, March 3, 1931

Friends of Baxter State Park is an independent citizen group with a mission to preserve, support, and enhance the wilderness character of Baxter State Park in the spirit of its founder, Governor Percival Baxter.

Our Goals:

Preserve, restore and enhance Baxter State Park’s wilderness values and recreational resources through advocacy, education, volunteerism, funding, and partnerships.

Engage an active corps of outdoor advocates, conservationists, recreationists, and volunteers, including the next generation, in using, appreciating, and stewarding the Park “in the right unspoiled way.”

Strengthen the organization by effectively engaging and expanding board, staff, and volunteer resources so Friends of Baxter State Park has greater capacity and leadership to carry out its work.

Pitcher plants Grand falls trail
Pitcher plants Grand falls trail

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