Spring officially has come even though Mother Nature is just catching up. Along with the good weather,  Maine state parks and historic sites are starting to open for the season.

Officials with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, under the Maine Department of Conservation, want to update visitors on several park situations around the state.

Sebago Lake State Park in Casco is open, according to park manager Andy Haskell.

Campers will be able to choose a site and self register. Formal campground reservations for Sebago do not start until Monday, May 23.

In addition, off-season rates will be in effect through Sunday, May 22.

Maine residents can reserve campsites for $10 a night with no hook-ups or $15 a night with water and electricity. For non-residents, the cost is $18 and $25, respectively.

Lake St. George State Park in Liberty also has opened for camping, according to park manager Leland Griffin.

About 20 campsites are open so far although the remaining campsites haven’t yet dried out, according to Griffin. Rates are the same for Maine residents and non-residents as those at Sebago, though Lake St. George doesn’t have hook-ups.

Ice on the lake went out April 19, and anglers are “doing quite well,” the park manager said. While he hadn’t heard of any trout being caught, “they’re getting some nice salmon,” he said.

Park manager Bob Crocker at Ferry Beach State Park in Saco wants visitors to know that the park is open, though construction is taking place on Bayview Road, which runs in front of the park’s access road.

Bayview Road, which is undergoing reconstruction, is reduced to a one-lane, gravel road with flaggers stationed on it, and “traffic is slowing down,” Crocker said. Nonetheless, the gates of the park are open

Finally, the floats are back in the water, as of April 29, at Warren Island State Park, located off Lincolnville and Islesboro in the Penobscot Bay. The park is one of two island facilities managed by Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.

Floats also will be installed at Holbrook Island Sanctuary, located in Brooksville, as of May 3.

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