You Can Now Purchase Next Year’s Maine State Park Passes And These 8 Spots Should Be Your First Stop

Some say that the holidays in December are the most wonderful time of the year, but we’d argue that it’s actually August! That’s when Maine’s state park passes for the upcoming season become available for purchase. That means knowing that you’re ready for all the outdoor exploring you can possibly do, all throughout the state. Once you’ve got yours, the next step is making your plans and these are the parks that are high on our list. You can purchase your state park passes here as either an individual or for a vehicle.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Purchase your state park pass by visiting the Maine.gov website. Passes $55 for an individual entry or $105 for a vehicle’s entry. Maine state residents who are 65 years or older are admitted free with proof of age. If you’re a Maine resident 65 years or older you can also purchase the Annual Vehicle Senior Pass for $45.

As you make plans to explore the state, don’t forget to see the lesser-known spots. Most people don’t know these 11 hidden gems in Maine even exist!

Address: Two Lights State Park, 7 Tower Dr, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA
Address: Peaks-Kenny State Park, 401 State Park Rd, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426, USA
Address: Aroostook State Park, 87 State Park Rd, Presque Isle, ME 04769, USA
Address: Mackworth Island State Park, Andrews Avenue off, US-1, Falmouth, ME 04105, USA
Address: Baxter State Park, Millinocket, ME 04462, USA
Address: Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory, 740 Ft Knox Rd, Prospect, ME 04981, USA
Address: Sebago Lake State Park, 11 Park Access Rd, Casco, ME 04015, USA
Address: Rangeley Lake State Park, 1 State Park Rd, Rangeley, ME 04970, USA