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Mid-summer conditions now on the Saco

Mid-summer conditions now on the Saco. The best segment of reliable water in our area is the Saco Bound Main base to the Pig Farm. It’s also the best for families, tubers and novice paddlers.

At summer levels you may have to drag through shallow spots and expect some walking. The bed of the river has a nice sandy bottom and crystal clear water, so it’s not bad. Pay attention to your direction as you float and look for where the river is the darkest. The course you choose will reduce the amount you have to walk. The good news is when we have dry periods like this there are fewer pesky, winged varmints to bother you. There are also many more beaches. Conditions are low and slow right now until we get rain but it’s still a great outdoor excursion.

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