Campground in Maine Highlands make for great family vacations
The Maine Highlands, with its forests, mountains, and plethora of outdoor sports, offers many campgrounds for families and children and groups, including private businesses and campgrounds at state parks. In this ME region, this includes Baxter State Park, Lily Bay State Park, Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park, and Peaks-Kenny State Park.
Baxter State Park
64 Balsam Drive
Millinocket, ME 04462
A wilderness of more than 200,000 acres, Baxter State Park is a hiking and mountain climbing paradise. Within the park borders are 46 mountains, 175 miles of hiking trails, and 10 public campgrounds. Ample fishing is available in the parks many lakes and streams, and hunting is permitted there also. Canoers will enjoy the parks many waterways. Baxter is also the northern end of the Appalachian Trail. Wintertime offers both cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing, winter hiking, and limited snowmobiling.
Greenville, ME 04441
This park om Moosehead Lake has facilities for fishing, canoeing, lake swimming, in addition to hiking, cross-country ski, ice fishing, and snowmobile trails. A public camping facility is available. Open May 1-Oct. 15, but available for winter activities.
Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park
Phone: 207-290-0205 (Campground)
This park features areas for fishing, hiking, and swimming in warmer weather. In wintertime visitors can enjoy the snowmobile and cross-country trails. A public campsite is available.
Sebec, ME 04481
Set along the banks of Sebec Lake, this park offers terrific fishing, canoeing, boating, swimming and hiking trails. Public campsites are available.