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Summer Edition of Forever Wild

Summer Edition of Forever Wild and Supplement, State of the Park is here!

Now seeking Photos
for 2016 BSP Calendar!

See how to submit!

2015 BSP Calendars are here!

© Photo by Beverley Guay

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

Trip Report

"In spite of the short winter season in the Park this year – February to mid-March sums up the good snow conditions – Kit Pfeiffer, David Elliott, Jean Boeckeler, and Barbara Bentley skied to Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps at the beginning of..."

-Winter Walk in the Park, February 2012 By Barbara Bentley  

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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.

Chimney pond
Winter snows transform the Chimney pond
landscape as seen here at the Ranger cabin
with Hamlin Ridge in the background.
Photo © Bill Bentley

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