|camping on a Saco River beach
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
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 $7 per person per evening or $15 for a family of four. There
are special youth
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.