Where did Summer 2019 go?
Where did summer go? Wow, it sure was a great one but there’s still much more fun on the Saco River to be had. Late summer & early are awesome times to be on the river! River temps are in the 60s right now and the water from Saco Bound to Hiram is good. We are expecting rain tonight, some of which may be heavy. If you have a trip planned, be careful and keep in contact with us to make sure conditions are reasonable to be on the river.
As we get into late summer and early fall the average water level is typically lower. The best section of river for tubing, kayaking and canoeing is the Section from Saco Bound and continuing for the next 42 miles to Hiram, Maine. River levels are more consistent and even during the driest periods, offer good conditions for any type of river excursion. There is an open camping policy on most of this section as well. You can camp anywhere on the sandbars and beeches that’s not posted. This section “holds” water better as it is not as steep or rocky like the sections through North Conway or Bartlett. There are fewer obstructions and fallen trees, (strainers).
The section from Saco Bound in Center Conway to the famous Pig Farm is a perfect trip especially for families and those with younger kids. It is about 2 to 4 hours in a canoe or kayak with a nice river flow of about 2 to 3 miles per hour. There are many beaches for swimming, picnicking or just hanging out. The water is crystal clear and the river course is almost totally unobstructed.
As we get into fall, This is also a great segment for leaf-peeping as well. Come and check it out with Saco Bound Outdoors! We are open every day through October for rentals, shuttles, camping, sales and complete services. Check out our HUGE end of season, Wave Sale! All new, used and demo canoes, kayaks and SUP boards priced to go! Saco Bound, on the Saco River Since 1972.