Maine’s state parks offer everything from sunbathing and swimming to hiking, camping and picnicking. Day-use fees range from a couple bucks to $8 per person, and camping is generally $15 to $30 per night. If you expect to do a lot of state park exploring this summer, you might want to consider an annual pass, which is $55 for an individual or $105 for a vehicle. You can purchase them at any park, if an attendant is on duty, or online at Here’s some help figuring out which southern Maine state park you should visit next.

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