Baxter Trails Blog


The March 27, 2016 meeting of the Baxter State Park Authority has been rescheduled to Friday, May 20, 2016.


The March 26, 2016 meeting of the
Baxter State Park Authority has
been cancelled.

Attention: Baxter State Park is accepting applications

Baxter State Park is accepting applications for Campground Ranger, Gatehouse Attendant, and Backcountry Ranger position for the upcoming summer season. Job Descriptions, Applications, and Supplemental Questions for each position can be found under Employment tab.

Baxter State Park Authority 2016 meeting dates

Meeting dates are now set.

No Pets Please

Pets are not permitted in the Park.



Attention Kidney Pond visitors: Please be aware that there will be construction occurring at Kidney Pond between May 31 and June 2. This will be during day time only. Thank you.

AT Hiker Permits required in Baxter State Park in 2016!

AT hikers entering Baxter State Park in 2016 will need to pick up an AT Long Distance Hiker Permit Card. See our website for full details:
At Hiker Registration


This coming summer, we will be replacing two large culverts on the Park Tote Road between the Marston Trailhead and Slide Dam Picnic Area (see map).

To enable this work to be done, the Park Tote Road will be closed to through traffic at the construction site from Monday to Thursday one or two times between the period of July 15 and October 1. The timing of the closures is related to many factors, including weather, and cannot be determined ahead of time.

Campers arriving from points south and planning on camping at Nesowadnehunk Field Campground should plan on an alternate access via Matagamon Gate.

We expect to know the exact closure dates two weeks prior to the work and will post these dates as soon as they are determined. We appreciate your patience as we work to maintain the roads and facilities of Baxter State Park.

Attention Summer Campers

The rolling reservation system is now underway for the 2016 Summer Camping Season. Reservations may be made for campsites in the Park within four (4) months of the date of the reservation.

If you have any questions please contact the reservation office at 723-5140 from 8am – 4pm.

Baxter Park Completes Search and Rescue Data Review:

The Park has recently completed a comprehensive review of all Search and Rescue incidents filed over the past 22 years. The analysis of the data will help the Park to better communicate with visitors about the risks of wilderness travel and to prepare Park Rangers to better assist visitors in need.