State Parks ~ Moosehead Lake Region, Maine
Mt Kineo, Moosehead Lake
Maine State Parks

Camping in the State Parks is governed by park regulations under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Parks and Recreation. Some advance reservations are taken. Other camping is on a first come, first served basis. Most parks have some tent platform sites, some sites have hook-ups and some are strictly tent sites. All campsites have a picnic table and a fireplace. There are sewage dumping stations at Lily Bay and Peakes-Kenny for recreational vehicles. Peakes-Kenny has no hook-ups, but does offer coin operated hot showers. Lily Bay does not. Peakes-Kenny Park has 56 wooded sites and Lily Bay has 92. Many sites can accommodate large recreational vehicles.

Baxter State Park

This wilderness area of 200,000 acres, including Mt. Katahdin, was given to the State of Maine in 1931 by former Governor Percival P. Baxter. The park, the northern limit of the Appalachian Trail, has become a haven for naturalists, mountain climbers, hikers, and photographers. There are 46 mountain peaks and ridges, the highest of which is Baxter Peak at an elevation of 5,267 feet. There are 140 miles of trails which intersect the landscape of the park.

Baxter Park is operated by the Baxter Park Authority and is under separate jurisdiction and regulations. Campground facilities vary but include cabins, lean-tos, tenting space, bunkhouses, fireplaces and picnic tables. Reservations must be made through the park headquarters in Millinocket or at the gate. Reservations are needed to ensure campsites and use of campgrounds.

The park is open from May 15th- 0ctober 15th for general use and the rest of the year for day and limited use.


Lily Bay

This 924 acre tract of land is 9 miles north of Greenville on the shore of Moosehead Lake. The 92 campsites are equipped with picnic tables, fireplaces, rest room facilities and wells with hand pumps. Summer Telephone 207-695-2700, winter telephone 207-289-3824.


Peaks Kenney

This park is located on Sebec Lake, at the end of Rt. 153, approximately six miles from Dover-Foxcroft. The park offers camping, flushes, coin operated hot showers, and wooded campsites, A picnic area and bath house are located at the supervised swimming area. Programs are held in the amphitheaters and hikes in the area are popular. Summer telephone 207-564-2003, winter telephone 207-289-3824.

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