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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.

Submit photos for the 2023 Baxter State Park Calendar[October 12, 2021]

Friends of Baxter State Park is currently accepting photograph submissions for the 2023 Baxter State Park calendar. This is a great way to support Baxter State Park with your photography and have your images professionally published! We are looking for landscapes, people, wildlife, plants, park features, and more. The deadline for submitting photos is October 31. It's quick and easy to submit your photos via Dropbox or through the mail. Download detailed guidelines...

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Register to attend our virtual Anniversary Celebration![September 2, 2021]

We are honoring the 21st Anniversary of Friends of Baxter State Park this year with a virtual celebration on September 9! Given the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Maine and the heightened risks posed by the delta variant, we made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person event at Maple Hill Farm and host a virtual gathering instead.  We'll be gathering from 6:00 - 7:30pm to honor our founders, celebrate our accomplishments...

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Our 21st Anniversary Celebration is Going Virtual[August 23, 2021]

We are honoring the 21st Anniversary of Friends of Baxter State Park this year with a celebration scheduled for September 9. We were planning a lovely afternoon of honoring our founders, celebrating our accomplishments over the past 21 years, and looking to the future. All founding and current Friends of Baxter State Park members were invited to attend. Given the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Maine and the heightened risks posed by the delta variant, we...

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BYCC Conservation Fellows 2021[July 30, 2021]

We're very excited to introduce the amazing young people of our 2021 BYCC Conservation Fellows program. Without further ado, here they are in their own words!  We can't wait to share their summer projects with you.           ...

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