Title

Russell Pond, at the center of Baxter State Park, is set in a verdant valley and

Authors

Andrew Vietze

Source

Down East

Date

9-1-1996

Pages

48-51, 64

Abstract

Russell Pond, at the center of Baxter State Park, is set in a verdant valley and ringed by lichen-covered boulders, which also jut out of the pond. Baxter's dirt perimeter road is nine miles to the north and seven miles to the south. Despite the strenuous hike in, Russell Pond Campground is regularly full. Park superintendent Irvin "Buzz" Caverly calls Russell Pond "the paradise of the park." Bob and Bessie Herson, a couple in their seventies, have spent time there every October for close to 20 years. The campground structures include four lean-tos and an eight-bed bunkhouse. The area is a good place to see abundant wildlife.

Subjects

Camp sites, facilities, etc, Russell Pond Campground

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