Sixty years ago today, Chimney Pond Ranger Ralph Heath lost his life while attempting to rescue a stranded hiker below the Knife Edge. Between late in the evening on October 28th and early in the morning on October 29th, 1963, Ranger Heath made two separate attempts to rescue Margaret Ivusic in the midst of a… Continue reading “Commemorating Ralph Heath”
The Togue Pond and Matagamon Gates will be open between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. through Saturday, 11/04/23. As of Sunday, 11/05/23, they will be open between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Tote Road will be closed between Abol Hill & Wadleigh Brook as of 10/28/23. The Roaring Brook Road is closed past the Sanctuary Line as of 10/25/2023
See our winter basics page for additional information.
Winter camping in Baxter State Park (BSP) is permitted from December 1 to March 31, by reservation only. All reservations for winter camping must be made by completing our winter hiking/camping registration form and submitting it in person, by mail, or by email. Day users expecting to travel above treeline are also required to register… Continue reading “Reservations for winter open on Wednesday November 1st”
Effective Monday 10/23/2023 and until further notice, Roaring Brook road will be closed in its entirety (and gated at Togue Pond Gatehouse) for road maintenance work.
All Katahdin and Traveler Loop Trails are closed at the trailheads to protect the fragile alpine environment.