Welcome to the Maine Division of Parks
and Public Lands
If you want to explore Maine's great outdoors, you've come to
the right place!
Maine is legendary for its rock-bound coast, sandy beaches, the
north woods, mountains, lakes, and rivers. All of these areas are
represented in the one million acres managed by the Maine Division of Parks
and Public Lands, within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Included in this acreage are parks, historic sites, beaches, camping areas, waterways, public reserved lands, and thousands of miles of trails. Come explore Maine on us!
NEW! - Down East Sunrise Trail Section Maps - Provide information about on and near trail amenities and points of interest.
Washington Junction to Cherryfield // Cherryfield to Machias // Machias to Ayers Junction
2013 First Time Campers Winners Announced!
Each of the winners receives:
2-night weekend camping reservation at select Maine State Parks
Camping gear on loan for the weekend from L.L. Bean & Kittery Trading Post
Sleeping bags to use and keep (up to 4 bags)
1 bag of Maine State Parks Blend Wicked Joe Coffee
The winners are:
Joline Gruz, Jason Eggleston, Jasmine Cote, Amber Junkins, Kathy Hall, Kellie Russomano, Andrea Barbour, Wesley Lavigne, Joseph Pickering, Kristine Schuman, Kathleen Sawyer, Diana Bickford, Matthew Faragher-Houghton, Terry Brown, Craig White, Cathlene Bozzi, Nicole Peloquin, Danny McAlister, Nancy Levesque, Michael Wescott, Tammy Webb, Gloria Cormier, Kathy Lare, David Albert, Heather Sanfacon, Rebecca Manning, Amy Edwards, Cassie Hammonds, Kimberley Withee, Tiffany Wing, Brian Taylor, Katie Bagley, Kevin Hudson, Tiffany Durgin, Walter Pearson, Whitney Lallas, Jami Kissell, Robin Reed, Crystal Deans, Kimberly Fitch, Jill Horne-Carey, Julie Hall, Donald Beal, Tracey Ackley
Thank you to all of our participants and sponsors!
GeoTour Maine State Parks
added to 2013 Passport Program!
Begins May 18, 2013
Discover 8 geocaches as you explore Maine’s spectacular State Parks and Historic Sites. From historic forts to our deepest wilderness, the Maine State Parks GeoTour offers something for everyone!
Play our 2013 GeoChallenge with a Maine State Parks Passport and take home more than just memories! You could win a canoe, a GPS or some great mapping software.
Visit our GeoTour page for the details!
Find Parks & Public Lands
Here is a convenient online tool to help you discover Maine's great State Parks, Public Lands and Historic Sites!
This feature allows you to search by activity, facility or region; or try the "single-tank trips" option and go on a gas-saving adventure by finding a destination in your neck of the woods.
Downloadable maps and brochures are available for select locations or use the "print this page" feature for a printer-friendly brochure.
There is so much to discover on managed lands. We hope this feature will you find your special places and experience the natural beauty of Maine.
To use this feature select the link Find Parks & Public Lands (also located in the top right portion of your screen under the Bureau Features heading). We will continue to expand and enhance this website. Please contact us with your comments.
Day Use Fees | Camping Fees | Rules
Please help us Protect Maine's Forests.
Leave your firewood at home--don't give bugs a free ride!
Do not bring firewood from outside the state of Maine.
Buy firewood from a local source where you camp. Do not transport firewood distances greater than 50 miles, even within Maine.
If you’ve already transported firewood, don’t leave it or bring it home – burn it! If you can't burn it all within 24 hours, bring it to the nearest drop-off site.