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Mount Blue State Park, Weld

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Mount Blue State Park is a state-operated, public recreation area located in the town of Weld, Franklin County, Maine. The park's bifurcated land includes acreage on the west shore of Webb Lake as well as Mount Blue and other peaks to the east of the lake. The park is connected by road with the 9990acre Tumbledown Public Lands, the site of Little Jackson Mountain, Tumbledown Mountain, and Tumbledown Pond, an alpine lake near the top of Tumbledown and Little Jackson mountains. The park and public lands are owned by the State of Maine and managed by the state's Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.ExpansionIn 2002, the park saw a 50% increase in size when the state purchased 2,468 acres from a subsidiary of McDonald Investment Company for $980,000. The funds used to purchase the land came from the Land for Maine’s Future program, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund and private donations. Prior to the purchase, the park included approximately 5,000 acres of land. The land purchased included the 1,298-foot peak known as Hedgehog Hill.Activities and amenitiesThe park offers a nature center, camping at 136 campsites, swimming area, motorized and non-motorized boating, fishing, and hunting. The extensive trail system is used for hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ATV riding. The park is open year round.
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  • This review is just for the state park beach which many people visit for the day. Not the campground which is attached. We have been coming here once or twice a year for many years for day trips to th...  more »
  • This was our second summer camping at Mount Blue State Park. All the staff we came in contact with were friendly and helpful. The sites were large and had wooded space between neighbors. The bathrooms...  more »
  • We stayed at Mount Blue State Park last weekend. It is secluded, very beautiful and relatively quiet. I really liked this park, it has both swimming and hiking. The only thing that wasn't perfect is t...  more »

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