Governor waives fees for residents to go to Maine parks

Camden Hills State Park.
Camden Hills State Park. –Flickr / Christopher Ramirez

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is waiving state park fees for residents as a show of appreciation.

His office said that day use fees will be waived for residents at Maine State Parks and Historic Sites from Saturday through Labor Day.

LePage said it’s a way of saying thank you to the public after record-breaking attendance levels beginning in 2010. He said in a statement to “please take this opportunity to visit a Maine State Park or Historic Site and make some memories with family and friends.”

There are a few exceptions, including Scarborough Beach State Park, Fort Knox, and Baxter State Park. Federal sites are also exempt. The waiver doesn’t apply to camping fees.

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