Maine State Parks

Andrew Catalina / Maine Public

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) has announced that it will close nearly a dozen coastal state parks and beaches on Friday to protect the health and safety of visitors from the threat of COVID-19. The parks will be closed until April 8, but that could be extended.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The numbers indicate that Maine's campers are indeed happy. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Bureau of Parks and Lands says a record number of visitors have camped in Maine state parks this year.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A number of Maine state parks and recreational areas will be free on Fathers' Day. Technically, it's Maine Residents' Day at the Bureau of Parks and Lands.