AUGUSTA — Governor LePage has signed a financial order granting Maine residents free day use of Maine State Parks and Historic Sites through Monday, Sept. 3. This action is taken in recognition of public support for Maine State Parks after record-breaking attendance levels beginning in 2010.

Some restrictions apply, and park fees for Maine residents will be reinstated on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Day Use is from 9 a.m. to closing. The fee holiday will not extend to camping of any sort; camping fees will continue to be collected and will not be changed.

The applicable State Parks and Historic Sites are 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 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 and Wolfe’s Neck Woods.

Free admission does not apply to camping fees or Day Use at these locations: Acadia National Park, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Baxter State Park, Peacock Beach, the Maine Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach State Park, Swan Island, Fort Knox Historic Site, the Penobscot River Corridor or the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect, and Songo Lock.

For more information about Maine State Parks and Historic Sites, visit

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