Getting to & from the Termini

Southern Terminus

Northern Terminus

Baxter State Park (Maine) 


  • Thru-Hiker Campsite Fees: Those hiking the A.T. and walking more than 100 miles continuously on foot before entering the park do not need an advance reservation and are eligible to stay at The Birches site, but must still pay a camping fee. If the site is full, hikers must wait for space to become available.

  • Non-Long Distance Hiker Campsite Fees: To camp overnight, a reservation is required and a fee is charged.

  • Car Parking Reservation: To access Baxter State Park by vehicle for a day-hike, a day use parking reservation is strongly recommended, as there are a finite number of parking spots. Once all parking spots are full, you cannot enter the park.