STATEWIDE – A record number of people visited Maine state parks last year.
State conservation workers reported just under three million visits to Maine’s 48 state parks and historic sites. That is an 11 percent increase over 2017 numbers.
Officials said the park system set new high numbers for camping, day use visits and overall use of state parks. They said that the revenue generated by those visits rose substantially over prior years.
Deputy Commissioner Randy Charette expressed hope that a portion of the increased revenues will be used to help maintain the parks system to help ensure the best possible visitor experience.