A great camping spot on the Saco River
A great camping spot on the Saco River

One very unique feature of the Saco River is open river camping on pristine white sandy beaches. You may choose an area and wilderness camp on the beaches or sandbars anywhere along the river from Swans Falls Dam to Hiram, ME (approximately 30 miles). There are some places that may not be open to camping. These areas will be posted with "NO Trespassing" markers or signs. The open camping environment is a privilege found on no other river and is a result of cooperative and generous land owners. Please respect nature and leave no trace!

You may also stay at a river-side commercially run camping area for a fee. There is a partial list of these areas below.  Many of these campgrounds have amenities that include picnic tables, fire rings, outhouses and running water. There are no facilities or amenities found on the river banks if you choose to wilderness camp. You must pack out all you bring in and dispose of human waste in the organic layer of the soil at least six inches deep while wilderness camping.

Saco Bound operates two river-side camping areas, Saco Pines and the Landing. Both properties have amenities and docks for swimming. The cost is $10 per person per night. There are special youth group rates available. These campgrounds are secured by reservation only and you must obtain your camping permit in person at the Saco Bound Main Base before closing.

CLICK HERE for some tips on river camping and a good trip.

Here are some other quality camping areas:
The Beach, Conway NH - 603.447.2723
Cove Campground, Conway, NH - 603.447.6734
Fiddlehead, Fryeburg, ME - 877.343.3534
AMC at Swans Falls, Fryeburg, ME - 207.935.3395
White Mt.National Forest, Conway, NH - 877.444.6777

Reservations are highly recommended.

CLICK HERE to place your reservation for the Saco Bound Pines and Landing camping areas.

For reservations at the Fiddlehead Campground CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for pricing information.

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