Appalachian Trail Histories


Baxter State Park Rules and Regulations

Baxter State Park Rules and Regulations 2014

Rules and Regulations for Baxter State Park concerning public use of park areas.

Lists the rules and regulations of Baxter State Park.  Notable among the rules are the restrictions on group sizes for hiking groups (maximum of 12), mandatory reservations for overnight camping, and enforcement of state alcohol laws.  According to park superintendent Jensen Bissell, Appalachian Trail thru-hikers who enter the park often disobey these and other rules and regulations and create an extra burden on the park staff  and the wilderness as well.