Yesterday’s storm brought enough snow that the Park’s Tote Road is now accessible by snowmobile. PLEASE REMEMBER: The Tote Road is the only place in the park where snowmobiles are allowed. DO NOT FOLLOW snowmobiles tracks that lead off the TOTE ROAD. The speed limit is a maximum of 20 MPH throughout the entire park.… Continue reading “Tote Road Update”
In early April, there is no access to Katahdin or the Traveler Range, and limited access to other locations within Baxter State Park. Those wishing to view the April 8th solar eclipse should be aware of the seasonally restricted access and consider making alternative plans. While the Park is open year round, access to much… Continue reading “What you need to know about the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse and Baxter State Park”
As we approach the construction phase of this exciting project, we’d like to remind our visitors in advance of the opening of summer reservations that the Daicey Pond Campground will be closed for camping from May 2024 to April 2025 to repair the cabins for continued public use. Daicey Pond Project Updated Announcement- January 2024… Continue reading “Daicey Pond Cabin Repair Project to Begin Construction in May 2024”
Hikers entering the park along the Appalachian Trail should be aware that the boardwalk and bridge structure crossing the Grassy Pond Outlet, approximately 0.5 mile south of Katahdin Stream Campground, has been damaged during recent flooding events. While the structure is still in place, it is unstable and crossing it is not recommended. A temporary… Continue reading “Park Conditions Update”
Following the recent heavy winds and rain, the mountain lost a lot of its early season snow. Waterbodies are not fully frozen over. Portions of the Appalachian Trail in the southern end of the Park (including the AT kiosk area at Abol Bridge) are flooded due to water being released from a dam upstream on… Continue reading “Park Conditions Update”
All Katahdin and Traveler Ridge trails are closed at the trailheads until further notice due to wet conditions. Visitors should be prepared for wet conditions and blowdown trees on other trails throughout the Park. Park gates remain closed to vehicular traffic for the season.
If you’ve been awaiting the arrival of the 2024 Baxter State Park calendar, they’re now available for purchase at our Headquarters in Millinocket! You can also order them online.
Visit the new webpage for information on the Daicey Pond cabin repair project.