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About Friends

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. Learn more about our mission.

Baxter State Park

Baxter State Park is a 209,644-acre public wilderness area in northern Maine. Former Governor Percival Baxter gave the Park to the people of Maine with the mandate that it remain forever wild. Explore his park and his vision.

Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to directly participate in the stewardship of the Park. From splitting wood to painting and maintaining trails, there’s something for everyone. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Donate

By contributing to Friends of Baxter State Park, you can help ensure that the Park forever remains the spectacular wilderness area that it is today. Learn more about donation options, or become a member today.

Friends is hiring a Communications and Outreach Coordinator[May 20, 2019]

Friends is hiring in the Katahdin Region! We are looking for a part-time Communications and Outreach Coordinator to join our team. This position pays $20 per hour with an initial schedule of 12 hours per week and the potential for growth. We are seeking someone based in the region with great communication, computer, and people skills. Application review will begin on May 31, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. For a position description and application instructions,...

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Annual Meeting on April 6[April 1, 2019]

Please join us this Saturday, April 6 for a great spring tradition: the annual meeting of Friends of Baxter State Park. We'll have lots of hot coffee, good company, interesting speakers, and a delicious lunch at noon. All are welcome. The meeting will be this Saturday, April 6 at the Governor Hill Mansion, located at 136 State Street in Augusta, Maine. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION. As always, we'll gather for coffee at 8:30am and the meeting will start at 9:00am. We'll...

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Apply for the 2019 Baxter Youth Conservation Corps[February 5, 2019]

Friends is currently accepting applications for our 2019 Baxter Youth Conservation Corps (BYCC), with an application deadline of April 1. Please click here to learn more about the program, submit an application, or submit a reference form on behalf of an applicant. This BYCC hires youth from the Katahdin Region to work with professional leaders on trail projects in Baxter State Park. Participants earn $14 per hour while gaining valuable skills and work experience in a spectacular...

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Second-annual BSP sign auction[November 20, 2018]

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of Baxter State Park history? Friends is currently holding its second-annual sign auction featuring retired Baxter State Park signs and other special items. This year’s auction includes 18 signs from favorite locations like Russell Pond, the Dudley Trail, Daicey Pond, and Roaring Brook. Most are trail signs, but a few had more specialized uses. One sign welcomed Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, and another served as an entrance sign for Baxter...

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