94-293 C.M.R. ch. 1, § 5 - VEHICLES AND TRANSPORTATION

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

5.1 No vehicle over nine (9) feet high, seven (7) feet wide, or 22 feet long for a single vehicle or 44 feet long for combined units may enter the Park. Oversize units may be authorized to use the Park road system by special use permit, subject to conditions set by the Director. The Director may restrict the use of vehicles by persons without camping reservations.
5.2 Within each campground or picnic area, all vehicles must park in designated areas. A maximum of two vehicles may park at each campsite for which parking space is provided. No vehicle may park on the traveled portion of any Park road, or obstruct a designated parking space.
5.3 All vehicles must display an entrance permit while in the Park. Vehicles parked overnight without an entrance permit displayed or with an invalid permit may be towed away at the owner's expense.
5.4 The operation of Motorized trail bikes, and ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) is prohibited within the Park except as specified in 5.7 below. The operation of Motorcycles is prohibited beyond Togue and Matagamon gatehouses within the Park. Unless further restricted for safety reasons, bicycle use within the Park shall be restricted to maintained roads and the Dwelley Pond Trail. Bicycle use is allowed on the Abol Stream Trail December 1 to April 1.
5.5 Take-off and landing of aircraft in the Park is prohibited except on Matagamon, Nesowadnehunk, and Webster Lakes. Persons landing aircraft on permitted waters in the Park must register with Park Headquarters or a gatehouse in advance. "Aircraft" is defined to include any machine or device capable of deriving support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air, including, but not limited to model craft, hot air balloons, hang gliders, para-sails, para-gliders and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The possession or use of a UAV within the Park boundaries is prohibited. UAVs may be transported through the Park if kept in a car trunk, enclosed in a case, or otherwise inaccessible to use.
5.6 All boats and canoes left in the Park and not registered with Park Headquarters will be disposed of as abandoned property. The use of motor boats or outboard motors in the Park is prohibited except on Matagamon, Nesowadnehunk, and Webster Lakes. Outboard motors of ten (10) horsepower or less are permitted on Upper and Lower Togue Ponds.
5.7 Snowmobiles and ATVs (all terrain vehicles) may be used on (the frozen surface of) Matagamon, Nesowadnehunk, Webster Lakes, and Lower Togue Pond. Snowmobiles may be used on the following road or trail segments within Baxter State Park:
5.7A. The Park Tote Road between the southern Park boundary at so-called Caribou Pit and the Park boundary just south of Matagamon Landing;
5.7B. The so-called Logan Pond Road along the north shore of Lower Togue Pond;
5.7C. The spur road between the Park Tote Road and Camp Phoenix; and 5.7D. The existing trail along the East Branch of the Penobscot River from Second Lake Matagamon to the northern boundary of the Park.

Unauthorized use of snowmobiles in any other portion of the Park is prohibited. Operators of snowmobiles must comply with all requirements of State Law.

Notes

94-293 C.M.R. ch. 1, § 5

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