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Katahdin Lake added to Baxter State Park

Katahdin Lake is now part of Baxter State Park, along with 4,000 acres that include old-growth forest, miles of pristine lake frontage, and spectacular views of Mount Katahdin. The land will be permanently preserved as a wilderness sanctuary, thereby fulfilling former Governor Percival P. Baxter’s original vision for the park he donated to the people of Maine.

The Trust for Public Land completed the purchase of the land and transferred the deed to the Baxter State Park Authority. An additional 2,000 acres north of the lake was included in the purchase, which will be managed by the Maine Department of Conservation.

Sam Hodder, senior project manager at the Trust for Public Land, noted that hundreds of individual donors sent checks ranging from two to seven figures. The bulk of the private money raised (57%) came from full time Maine residents.


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