Percival P. Baxter was governor of Maine from 1921 to 1924. When he passed away in 1969, Baxter left a trust of nearly 7 million dollars to ensure that park managers would have sufficient funds to maintain the park and continue to expends its regions. Today, Baxter State Park has grown to 204,733 acres. The Park is now a premier year-round destination for visiting outdoor enthusiasts. This site is a true Northern wilderness park, offering trails up Mt. Katahdin to the Appalachian Trail.