|A great camping spot on the Saco River
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 and outhouses. 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.
|An overnight trip can be amazing!
River Camping Tips
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.
Place your reservation for the Saco Bound Pines and Landing camping areas here.
Also make a reservation for the Fiddlehead Campground here.
You can also get Pricing Information here.
|The Saco is famous for canoe camping. Miles of white sandy beaches
make for natural campsites, a privilege found on no other river. Here is some information on Day Trips.
A 2-day trip from Saco Bound usually brings you to Lovewell Pond
(22 miles). 3 to 4 days takes you to Hiram, Maine (43 miles).
Our wilderness campsite facility, 11 miles downstream from our
headquarters, has picnic tables, fire rings, toilets, and evening
supervision for those preferring not to camp on the river. Setting
camp at the Landing before departure from Saco Bound allows you
to paddle without carrying camping gear. The take-out for this
trip is usually Lovewell Pond. A great spot for youth groups landing!
Camping is $15 per person per night. Youth group prices are available.
Canoe rentals and shuttles are available from the Landing.
This is a great spot to start a trip, making a less crowded stretch
of the river available. Trips to Brownfield and Lovewell’s
Pond are also available.
|Let our expert staff
design the right one for you and your group. Enjoy wilderness beach
camping or stay at one of our riverside camping facilities.
||Saco Bound to Walker's
||Short & Easy
||Saco Bound to Lovewell Pond
||Most popular, pickups every hour on Sunday
||Saco Bound to Brownfield Bridge
||Longest 2-day trip
||Saco Bound to Hiram
||Great wilderness excursion for 3 or 4 days
||Landing to Walker's
||Shortest overnight available
||Landing to Lovewell Pond
||Very popular, pickups every hour on Sunday
||Landing to Brownfield Bridge
||Nice 2-day trip
||Landing to Hiram
||Good excursion for 3 days