Press Release

Maine residents free admission to state parks on Father’s Day

AUGUSTA, Maine — All Maine State Parks and historic sites will treat Maine residents to a free admission on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2013.

“I encourage Maine families to explore and enjoy our wide variety of State Parks and historic sites on Father’s Day. There is a lot to see, and all visits are affordable every day, especially Father Day,” said Governor Paul R. LePage.

Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb was equally enthusiastic. “June is ‘Get Outdoors Month’ and Maine State Parks get you out there. Our park staff and devoted volunteers have the parks ready for visitors. Father’s Day could be a lot of fun at any of our parks and historic sites,” said Whitcomb.

DACF Division of Parks and Lands Director Will Harris encouraged Maine residents and visitors alike to explore the many offerings provided by Maine State Parks. “Each of our state parks and historic sites have 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 the addition of our new Geocaching feature is very popular. We hope everybody comes out and has fun,” said Harris.

The details of the free parks admission are: Maine Residents Day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, June 16; all vehicles bearing Maine license plates will be allowed free entrance to Maine state parks and historic sites. No rain date will be available. The open admission does not apply to Baxter State Park or the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect, though admission to Fort Knox State Historic Site will be free that day.

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