Saco River Maine

Looking to plan a trip on the Saco, but not sure what stretch to run. Hoping to do some beach camping posiibly. Any area that has camping light bush or otherwise. Appreciate any input.

downstream of Walkers Bridge

– Last Updated: Jul-23-16 8:59 PM EST –

( thats the crossing on 302 just e of Fryeburg) there is a lot of sandbar camping all the way to Hiram. Alternatively launch at Hemlock Bridge for a 35 mile trip

There is sandbar camping above Walkers Bridge too ( launch in Fryeburg) but Fiddlehead runs most of the camping

all camping is beach. River is running low now. We need rain desperately.


Saco Camping
A couple of years ago I was planning a trip, but never went. Here’re my thoughts from then.

I think you need more water

no its just low. I pass over it often

Swans Falls is a pay launch and has a nice campground.

Fiddlehead is big and has car access.

All the launches have a fee to support river cleanups.

River levels

its passable.