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FBSP position on Maine Woods National Monument

Position Statement

2017 BSP Calendar now available!

© Donna Lawson

Spring Issue of Forever Wild is here!

Spring Edition of Forever Wild is available!

Trip Report

"It had all the components of great drama. The trip was in serious jeopardy by the time we reached Bangor – from serious engine trouble in our car to heavy snowfall. We abandoned the car to continue by train. To get passage on the freight train to..."

-Chris Beeuwkes' Winter Ascent of Katahdin in 1960  

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…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.

Morning Sun Rock at Russell Pond
Morning Sun Rock at Russell Pond

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