The Baxter State Park is composed of 28 land donations from former Maine Governor Percival P Baxter from 1931 to 1962. The park was named after him. The park boasts of having the highest peak in the land, the Mount Kathadin. There are quite a number of bodies of water in the park.
The three largest lakes in the State Park are the following: the Lake Matagamon, the Webster Lake, and the Nesowadnehunk Lake. There are also several ponds of smaller sizes like The Hudson, the Draper, Russel, the Center and the South branch ponds. Some falls are located in the streams located in the state park.
The Baxter State Park has a variety of wildlife forms. Animals like the moose, the white-tailed deer and the black bear can be seen on the summer months from the roads in the state park. Colonies of beavers are residents of the park. There are different species of birds in the state park. There are no stores or gas stations in the state park to keep up with the idea of going wild.