Baxter State Park consists of 209,644 acres located in Piscataquis County in north-central Maine. It is not part of the Maine State Park system, rather it is a three person authority consisting of the Attorney General, the Director of the Maine Forest Service and the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, has full power in the control and management of the Park and in the exercise of all Trust obligations. The mission of Baxter State Park is: to protect the natural resources of the Park for their intrinsic value and for the enjoyment of present and future generations; to provide various appropriate recreational opportunities to Park visitors to conduct exemplary sustainable forest management operations within the 29,537 acre Scientific Forest Management Area of the Park; to maintain the facilities, infrastructure and data systems of the Park; to provide for the safety of Park staff and visitors; to manage and protect the fiscal integrity and independence of the Park for current and future generations.

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