Auntie Mame and I just snagged 2 nights’ Bunkhouse space at Russell Pond, the most remote campground in Baxter and one of two backcountry campgrounds in the Park. Russell Pond provides access to Wassataquoik Stream, Wassataquoik Lake and several popular backcountry sites.
We’ll backpack into Russell Pond Saturday morning 7.2 miles in early October, after spending Friday night at the Roaring Brook bunkhouse.
It’s easy to see where there are camping openings on the Baxter State Park website now, by using a computer to check open spots for any campground on any day. Just go to Campsite Availability, where you enter the dates and campsite and see what there is.
We’re hoping that some of our backpacking friends will join us on this trip. Act now, due to limited bunkhouse, lean-to’s and tent sites. If you are interested, contact us for the exact dates, so you can experience no bugs, cool temps, and the Fall foliage show in Maine’s premier State park.