If you decided not to purchase a Maine state park pass with your taxes this year... worry no longer!

According to WMTW.com beginning Saturday and lasting through Labor Day, Maine residents will have free day use of state parks and historic sites.

Gov. Paul LePage signed a financial order granting the free access."Maine state parks and historic sites have experienced record-breaking attendance in recent years," LePage said. "This is our way of saying thank you to the Maine people."

The state said the free access does not extend to camping. Mainers will still need to pay to camp at state parks.

Free day use is being granted at the following parks: Androscoggin Riverlands, Aroostook, Birch Point, Bradbury Mountain, Camden Hills, Cobscook Bay, Colburn House, Colonial Pemaquid, Crescent Beach, Damariscotta Lake, Eagle Island, Ferry Beach, Fort Edgecomb, Fort Kent, Fort McClary, Fort Point, Fort Popham, Fort Pownall, Fort O'Brien, Grafton Notch, Holbrook Island, Lamoine, Lake St George, Lily Bay, Moose Point, Mt Blue, Owls Head Light, Peaks-Kenny, Popham Beach, Quoddy Head, Range Pond, Rangeley Lake, Reid, Roque Bluffs, Two Lights, Sebago Lake, Shackford Head, Swan Lake, Vaughan Woods, Warren Island and Wolfe's Neck Woods.

Free admission does not apply to the following locations: Acadia National Park, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Baxter State Park, Fort Knox Historic Site, Peacock Beach, the Maine Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach State Park, Swan Island, the Penobscot River Corridor or the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect and Songo Lock.

Quick grab the kayaks, and the dog...we're going to the lake...we'll see you there!

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