- Dyer, Harold J.
University of Maine Graduate School
Baxter State Park is situated in Piscataquis County and lies some 50 miles north-northeast of the geographical center of the state between the East Branch and the West Branch of the Penobscot River. The park is generally of mountainous terrain rising abruptly from a base level of about 600 feet from comparatively flat and extensive forest land. The mountain valleys are 1,000 to 1,500 feet above sea level. Rising from these valleys are many secondary mountains of altitudes ranging from 3,000 to 4,000 feet which are overshadowed by the prominent mass of Mount Katahdin which rises to 5267 feet, the highest elevation in Maine. Wildlife management plans will be confined to those areas on which the land and timber are controlled by the State of Maine.