Mt. Blue State Park

Quick Facts

Mt. Blue State Park

Maine

(207) 585-2347

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Things To Do

Overview

Spectacular views of Mt. Blue and surrounding mountains ring this lakeside park that boasts a wide variety of activities for park visitors year-round. Located in the mountainous region of western Maine, Mt. Blue State Park offers a visitors an extensive network of trails, a sandy beach, popular camping area, boat launch and picnic area.

Picturesque Webb Beach is an ideal location for beach-going enthusiasts. Nearby Center Hill Area is a scenic picnic spot that provides access to nature trails and extensive multiple use trails that are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and ATV and horseback riders. Children enjoy a visit to the park's Nature Center where hands-on exhibits and displays provide entertainment on rainy afternoons. Evening programs for campers take place in the park's amphitheater.

Moose and other wildlife live in and around the park. From the common grey and red squirrels to the more elusive black bear and coyote, a host of other animals also frequent Mt. Blue State Park.

Map of Mt. Blue (ME)

Latitude, Longitude: 44.680358, -70.447056

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Activities

  • Boating

    Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed in the lakes. Boating ramps are provided.

  • Bicycling

    Nearby Center Hill Area is a scenic picnic spot that provides access to nature trails and extensive multiple use trails that are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and ATV and horseback riders.

  • Camping

    The park has numerous camping sites in the park. Showers and restrooms are located nearby. Please see "Camping Map" for more details.

  • Fishing

    The lakes are filled with a variety of different fish species.

  • Hiking

    Nearby Center Hill Area is a scenic picnic spot that provides access to nature trails and extensive multiple use trails that are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and ATV and horseback riders.

  • Horseback Riding

    Nearby Center Hill Area is a scenic picnic spot that provides access to nature trails and extensive multiple use trails that are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and ATV and horseback riders.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed in the park. Please call for more information on permits and hunting regulations.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Nearby Center Hill Area is a scenic picnic spot that provides access to nature trails and extensive multiple use trails that are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and ATV and horseback riders.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic facilites are located thoughout the park. Please use the Leave No Trace procedures and what you carry in, please carry out.

  • RVing

    The park has numerous RV sites in the park. The park offers a dumping station. Please see "Camping Map" for more details.

  • Water Sports

    Picturesque Webb Beach is an ideal location for swimming.

  • Winter Sports

    Ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile trails weave through transition forests and scenic outcrops. Ice skating and sliding provide fun for all ages. Mount Blue has approximately 15 miles of cross-country ski trails, groomed with a set track. The cross-country ski trails give you an opportunity to see some of the more remote areas of the park in winter's splendor. Six trails ranging from a half mile to 10 miles in length, will take you through forests, fields, and old farmlands.

    There is a snowmobile trail from the park to ITS 89 as well as many miles of local trails that run throughout the park and surrounding area. All trails are groomed and well maintained.

    There are two Snowshoe trails leaving from the parking area. Both trails meander through a deer yard and end with spectacular views of the nearby mountains. A few hardy soles even venture up Mt. Blue.

    There is an ice rink with one of the best views in Maine at park headquarters. People have donated old skates that are available for use. Spotlights make the rink popular at night as well as during the day.

    Sliding doesn't get any better than the road up to the Center Hill Picnic Area. There is a lean-to near the top.

    Two new warming area are currently under construction at park headquarters.

    The Webb Beach Area is also popular with skiers, snowmobiles and ice fishermen.

Park Partners

Friends of Maine State Parks

Friends of Maine State Parks was created in 1997 by individuals interested in ensuring the preservation of Maine's unique state park system and is a non-profit organization open to anyone who shares these goals.

* Provide informational, referral and networking services on issues of interests pertaining to State Parks and Historic Sites * Advocate and oversee on matters of importance to the character and purpose of State Parks and Historic Sites * Sponsor and cosponsor events that assist the promotion of State Parks and Historic Sites * Conduct quarterly educational programs with topics of interest pertaining to State Parks and Historic Sites * Sponsor an annual fall Picnic for all its members

Directions

Driving

From Portland: Come up Interstate 95 North. Take Exit 75 (Lewiston/ Auburn Exit) go to light, take a left will be on (Route 100 and Route 4 north). Drive approximately 24.8 miles Route 4 north toward Livermore. Take a left on to Route 108 west. Drive approximately 18 miles. In West Peru you will take a right. Drive approximately three-tenths of a mile. Stop turn right on to Route 2, drive approximately three-tenths of a mile. You want to be in the left lane at the light. Turn left on to 142 North. Drive approximately 8.4 miles to Carthage. Take a left after Bradbury's Market on to the West Side Road. Drive four miles, Mt Blue State Park (Webb Beach) campground is on the right.

Directions From Augusta: Take Route 27 to Route 2 west. At light in Farmington turn left (Route 2 and 4) south. In Wilton take a right on 156 West to Weld. Drive approximately one mile at stop sign turn left. Drive one-tenth of a mile. Turn right 156 to Weld, drive 13.5 miles to stop sign in Weld. Drive straight through intersection. Drive 2.4 miles. Take a left on to the West Side Road. Drive four miles. Mount Blue State Park campground is on the left. About 1 mile down in you will come to the entrance booth.

From Phillips: Take 142 South toward Weld. Drive approximately 10 miles. Take a right on to the West Side Road. Drive four miles. Take a left, drive approximately one mile to entrance booth.

Directions From Lewiston/Auburn: Take Route 4 north to Wilton. Route 4 will connect with Route 2. Drive approximately one mile take a left onto Route 156 west. Drive approximately one mile stop turn left. Drive approximately one-tenth of a mile. Turn right drive approximately 13.5 miles. Stop in Weld village go straight (Now on 142 North). Drive approximately 2.4 miles. Take a left on the West Side Road. Drive four miles, campground entrance is on the left.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(207) 585-2347

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