Mount Blue State Park, Weld
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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.Put Mount Blue State Park into our Weld trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Weld.
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The hike up Mount Blue was a fun one, the sign at the trail said says 1.6 miles each way however my phone tracked ~5.25 miles round trip, it certainly felt like more than 3.2 miles. That being said, t... read more »
Decided rather spur of the moment to camp at Mt Blue State Park. Years ago a co-worker recommended this park as one of the nicest they had visited, so decided to visit during the week. We had no reser... read more »
Park was great. Lake was awesome. Showers were nice and clean. Site 120 & 118 should be avoided at all costs......unless you like the smell of crap from an outhouse or the distinctive smell of outhous... read more »
August 2016-@ site 25L. Larger site is worth it for a large family tent. Park is well maintained & the showers are especially nice. My only complaint were the multiple piles of dog poo left @ our site. I feel the mess should've been cleaned by park staff when they spiffy up the site before new campers arrive, however, for those inconsiderate enough to leave a mess behind, there should be a dog waste fee that's credited when the site is checked. Overall, we enjoyed our stay & the park is a beautiful area--we would visit again :-)
The campground staff was very unfriendly and downright rude, especially Bruce. He gave us a hard time and mocked us for leaving a few items out at our campsite. The lady behind the desk was also a complete snob when we attempted to rent a kayak. They rubbed us the wrong way and I have no intentions of ever returning because of them.
Great hike to the Mt. Blue summit, but they need better marked directions to the trailhead. Was lost for an hour trying to get there.
This is one of my favorite parks in Maine and one of the best places to camp. It has a beautiful lake for swimming and the park offers very reasonable equipment rentals for kayaks, canoes, paddle boats and paddle boards. They have great activities for kids at the ranger station (which is really more like a museum), as well as a "Coffee with the Rangers" event on the weekends which is fun for the whole family. The camp sites are all very well maintained and there are great trails and bathrooms.
HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT! The head ranger here "BRUCE" and his wife are extremely rude and unfriendly. We pulled in to get a campsite and do some hiking. They immediately gave us troubles for using a plug in for a hot water cooker. Bruce's wife was a nut case. She went all commando on us because we hadn't yet paid to use the park. Bruce demanded we pay to use the plug in. I can't believe how rude people can be. Over a plug in? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I left after giving Bruce my two cents on how not to be such a damn stickler over money. I guess some people get old and start to consider everyone the enemy. I won't be returning here ever again. Bruce and his witch of a wife need to GO! Let's get some friendly management in the park.
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