Saco River Recreational Council 

Expect early season conditions which include water temperatures around 60 degrees.  There are some hazards/obstacles in the river including strainers, (fallen trees) especially below Walker's Bridge. Paddlers should have some experience to steer away from potential hazards and avoid capsizing.  

Channel to Lovewell Pond

The Saco River Recreational Council is committed to the protection of the Upper Saco River  through the promotion of responsible outdoor recreational practices. 

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the SRRC provides trip-planning information, cleans the river on a weekly basis, funds the presence of local law enforcement, and works to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Please join us in working to preserve the river for everyone to enjoy.

Join our crew this season!  Full & part time positions available for River Runners, clean up, campground staff & parking attendants.


Know before you go. Check weather & river conditions. Avoid fallen trees and other obstacles in the river. Wear your PFD. 

Please... Leave No Trace!

Volunteer or Donate

Thank you to all our volunteers for a successful cleanup!

Help us keep the river clean & open for responsible recreational use.  


Fees - Parking $20 per day, Larger Vehicle or trailer $25. Access fee $5pp, (no parking). Camping $20 pp/per day, 10 & under free (+ Maine lodging tax).   

Youth & nonprofit rates available by contacting our office.  

Life jackets, (PFDs) are required on the Saco River and all Maine waterways. 

Click here for more information, river rules and regulations.

Be safe, be courteous & be aware.

Please check conditions before going on the river.  Additional rains will cause the river to rise to a possible unsafe level for recreational use.  Call our office or local outfitter FMI.  Please click here for current river levels for the Saco near Fryeburg, ME.