|58||Summer||2′||113||Late Summer Water Conditions. Cool, low and slow.|
Age recommendations for today: Minimum age 5, Redstone 11.
Saco River Tubing Report
Saco River Tubing trips are operating daily. We are not recommending any more Redstone trips until we get some rain. We recommended Saco Bound to Weston’s or Paradise Island. This section of the river has the most reliable conditions through the summer. Tubing is best when the water temperature combined with the air temp is above 120 degrees as a minimum.
Why Saco Bound has the best tubing…
Saco Bound operates on a section of river that is perfect for tubing and family trips. It’s hard to steer a tube. So, obstacles like rocks and trees can be a problem. Our section of the Saco has very few obstacles, especially our 3 mile trip from Saco Bound, (Putin #1) to Weston’s Beach. This section also “holds” water better and has a reliable flow when the river is at its lowest. Safety, professional service and private, riverside properties further enhance the experience. So, come tubing with us!
Saco River Conditions Guide – from Redstone/Saco Bound, NH through Fryeburg, Maine
|Cubic Feet Per Second||Below 200 CFS||200 to 1,200 CFS||1,200 to 3,000 CFS||3,000 to 4,00 CFS||Over 4,000 CFS|
|Appx Paddle Times (canoes & kayaks)||1 to 2 MPH Max||2 to 3 MPH||3 to 4 MPH||4 MPH +|
|Appx Float Times (tubes)||Less than 1 MPH||Around 1 or 2 MPH|
|Conditions||Slow conditions. May hit bottom or some waking. Still mostly passable, however.||Many beaches and easy paddling conditions. Great for Tubing! Most typical in July & August.||Good for canoe & kayaks. Some Sections Too fast for Tubing. Swimming skills necessary. Use extra caution with young kids.||Swift current, experience necessary. Not recommended for kids or non-swimmers.||Potentially Very Dangerous Conditions|
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