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Saco River Conditions & Weather Forecast

Saco River Tubing & Paddling Report

 

Water Temp Level Height CFS Notes
59 High 6.27′ 4530 High water conditions! 
As of 06:32 AM, 9/25… The Saco River come up 4′ due to to heavy rain in the White Mountains! 
All morning river trips are postponed while the river continues to recede.  We will make another determination at 11 AM. 
All tube trips are canceled for today.
Canoe & Kayak Trips on Conway Lake are available.

 

Saco River Valley & Conway, NH WEATHER

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

Level Low  Summer Medium High Very High
Cubic Feet Per Second Below 200 CFS 200 to 1,200 CFS 1,200 to 3,000 CFS 3,000 to 4,000 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

Please Respect Nature & Leave NO Trace

Wear your PDF  • Know Before You Go • Use This Report Only as a Guide • River Conditions Can Change • Respect Other River Users

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