Baxter State Park
Contact: Eben Sypitkowski
64 Balsam Drive
About Baxter State Park
An amazing experience awaits you here! Baxter State Park is an iconic four-season wilderness park, home to Katahdin, the tallest peak in Maine. Some of the most remote, rugged country in the Northeast US lies within the 200,000-acre park, including 47 mountain summits, more than 50 pristine lakes and ponds, and over 200 miles of hiking trails. The park offers over 300 sites for camping and primitive lodging in rustic private cabins, shared bunkhouses, lean-tos, and tent sites. Our headquarters is in the gateway town of Millinocket.
As an independent public trust, donated to the state of Maine by former Governor Percival Baxter for the benefit of Maine’s people, Baxter State Park is a distinctive and special place. The Park has its own unique governance structure, is self-funded, and boasts an incredible landscape, recognized for its sanctity and power since humans first walked Katahdin’s rugged slopes. Park staff manage this iconic topography according to Governor Baxter’s wishes as he described them in his Deeds of Trust and other writings, which together shape a complex conservation vision. Central to the Park’s foundational principles is the directive that opportunities for recreation remain subordinate to the protection of the Park as “Forever Wild”. The Park is managed with limited and concentrated use models, mainly as a wilderness with a patchwork of recreational and land management uses draped over portions of the landscape.
You’ll find working at Baxter State Park is not just a job, it’s an adventure. We want you to bring your skills, experience, and your sense of wonder to Baxter State Park. By joining our hardworking team, you can inspire current and future generations to love and appreciate spending time in the wilderness.
Join us to preserve the wildness and protect the experience in this wild, rugged landscape.