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Maine whitewater, Saco River

York county, Limington Rips section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+(IV)     0.5 miles
  If you're coming from Portland-South Portland it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Limington Rips section is one of them. The Limington Rips section of Saco River in Maine is
    0.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II+(IV) section. The scenic beauty of York County and the water flowing gracefully down Saco River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. And
of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. This section is very short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Whether you're whitewater rafting or  
    kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Steep Falls here, and Sebago Lake State Park is both tremendous and picturesque.
  Saco River sees pretty high levels of rain. Of all the months in a year November is the one with the most rain while September is the month with the least amount of precipitation. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Saco River, and the night is fairly colder of course, typically in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's while Saco River nighttime low temperatures throughout the winter are in the 0's.

Saco River, Limington Rips road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Saco River.
 Whitewater Near Saco River:
Saco River, YorkCounty, 0 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 0.5 miles long (Limington Rips)
Saco River, CumberlandCounty, 3 miles away
      Class I-II+(V+) - 0.3 miles long (Steep Falls)
Crooked River, Oxford CumberlandCounty, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Scribners Mill to US 302)
Presumpscot River, CumberlandCounty, 20 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2.5 miles long (Sebago Lake to Pleasant Hill)
Little River, YorkCounty, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (US202 to Lord Road)
Little Ossipee River, YorkCounty, 21 miles away
      Class -blank- - 28 miles long (Balch Pond to Saco River)
Crooked River, Oxford CumberlandCounty, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (East Waterford to Scribners Mill)
Little River, YorkCounty, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Stackpole Bridge to Hubbard Road)
Ossipee River, Oxford YorkCounty, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (North Highway border to Saco River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid River Rafting, CarrollCounty, 26 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Saco River:
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 20 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 31 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 32 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 32 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 36 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 39 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 41 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 41 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 42 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 44 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
 Marinas Near Saco River:
Long Beach Marina, Sebago , 9 miles away
Kettle Cove Marina, South Casco , 12 miles away
Long Lake Marina, Naples , 12 miles away
Mooselanding Marina, Casco , 12 miles away
Big Lake Marina, Casco , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Saco River:
Highland Lake Resort, Bridgton , 17 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BIDDEFORD, Biddeford , 17 miles away
Pleasant Mountain Inn, Bridgton , 17 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Biddeford , 17 miles away
Ramada Saco/Old Orchard Beach Area, Saco , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Saco River:
Acres Of wildlife Camping, Steep Falls, 3 miles away
Sebago Lake Family Campground, Standish, 6 miles away
Nason's Beach and Campground, Sebago, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Saco River:
Sebago Lake State Park, Maine , 11 miles away
Range Ponds State Park, Maine , 26 miles away
Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park, Maine , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Saco River:
Salmon Falls Restaurant Motel & Golf Club, Hollis Center , 9 miles away
Naples Golf & Country Club, Naples , 10 miles away
Frye Island Golf Course, Raymond , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Saco River
Little Watchic Pond, Cumberland , 3 miles away
Sebago Lake, Cumberland , 9 miles away
Kennebunk Pond, York , 12 miles away

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