*The annual event coincides with Father’s Day!*
AUGUSTA – Maine State Parks and Historic Sites will treat Maine residents to a free day-use admission on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18. The annual event is to encourage Maine residents to visit Maine State Parks and Historic Sites and to thank them for their continued support.
“I encourage Maine residents to visit many of our State Parks and Historic Sites for free this Sunday, June 18,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Maine State Parks attracted a record 2.87 million visitors in 2016, breaking the annual attendance record set in 2015. They continue to provide year-round opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends.”
DACF Bureau of Parks and Lands Acting Director of Operations, Ron Hunt, encouraged Maine residents and visitors alike to explore the many offerings provided by Maine State Parks. “Each of our state parks and historic sites has programs suited for all ages and cover a wide range of outdoor interests. Many are using our Maine State Park Passport program as an incentive to visit all the parks, and our Geocaching feature continues to be very popular,” said Hunt.
Free Maine Resident’s Day at Maine State Parks and Historic Sites:
Date: June 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: All parks except noted exceptions*
Free park entry for all Maine Residents! All vehicles bearing Maine license plates will be allowed free entry to Maine State Parks and Historic Sites; From 9:00 A.M. until Closing. No rain date will be available.
State Park: Androscoggin Riverlands, Aroostook, Birch Point, Bradbury Mountain, Camden Hills, Cobscook Bay, Colburn House, Colonial Pemaquid, Crescent Beach, Damariscotta Lake, Eagle Island, Ferry Beach, Fort Edgecomb, Fort Kent, Fort Knox, Fort McClary, Fort Point, Fort Popham, Fort Pownall, Fort O’Brien, Grafton Notch, Holbrook Island, Lamoine, Lake St George, Lily Bay, Moose Point, Mt Blue, Owls Head Light, Peaks-Kenny, Popham Beach, Quoddy Head, Range Pond, Rangeley Lake, Reid, Roque Bluffs, Two Lights, Sebago Lake, Shackford Head, Swan Lake, Vaughan Woods, Warren Island, Wolfe’s Neck Woods
*The open admission does not apply to Acadia National Park, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Baxter State Park, Peacock Beach, Scarborough Beach State Park, Swan Island, the ME Wildlife Park, the Penobscot River Corridor, or the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect, though admission to Fort Knox State Historic Site will be free that day.
For more information about Maine State Parks and Historic Sites, go to: http://www.parksandlands.com
For more information about the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, go to: www.maine.gov/dacf