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Date Of This Posting
August 15, 2018

Current Water Level
444cfs normal 280 cfs cfs

Water Temperature
70 degrees °F

River Condition
Perfect water levels


River Water Guide

Cubic feet per second (cfs)
100 - 450 cfs: Very slow moving water (no rapids) 1.5 mile trip only
450 - 1000 cfs: Gentle current perfect conditions for Redstone Rapids (3 mile trip)
1000 - 1200 cfs: Quicker water. Ages 12 and up for Redstone Rapids (3 mile trip)
1200 - 1600 cfs: Adults only

This is a only a general guide. Water levels change on a daily basis.


Kayaking Self Guided Day Trips

Saco Canoe Rental Company has the largest kayak rental fleet in North Conway, NH. We feature brand new Old Town and Perception Kayaks. All kayaks feature: cup holders, foot pegs, adjustable seats and an access hatch. Our 14 ft touring kayaks feature dry storage and are better for longer paddles or area lakes.

The meandering waters of the Saco River is great for first time kayakers. The average depth is 3 feet deep. Along the way you can stop and picnic at one of the many sandy beaches or play on the rope swings. All trips are self guided unless noted.

Day Trips Length Time Description Shuttle Times
Humphrey's Ledge
First Bridge
3 miles 1-3 hours This section of river is very scenic offering views of Cathedral Ledge and Mt Cranmore. Most popular for locals. However this section is upper section of the Saco is shallow with small rapids. Not recommended for first time paddler. Only offered when river gauge is 300cfs.
10am and 1pm
Cost: $28 including shuttle.
Saturday cost is $35 including shuttle
Landing to Weston's Bridge 9 miles 4-6 hours Quietest section of river that features 4 small sets of rapids. Previous paddling experience recommended. Great Early Season Fun. Offered when river is running over 400 cfs.
1st Bridge to Landing 7.8 miles 3-5 hours For a longer paddling experience 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am
Beach to Landing 5 miles 2-4 hours Shortest paddling trip 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2pm
Conway Lake Secluded lake, this is 1 mile wide and 4 miles long. 9:00am to 4:00pm
Delivery Available
NEW Guided Tour
Saco Brewing Tour
5 miles 2.5 hours

Take a five mile Saco River Canoe/Kayak Tour lead by "Bear" Learn basic canoe/kayak strokes and local history. After your paddle is complete you will receive vouchers for a 4pm Tuckerman's Brewery Tour. Brewery is located 2 miles from Saco Canoe Rental Company. Tour includes beer samples.

Tour if offered at 1pm during May, June & September. Cost $35 per person.


Family Kayak Package: 2 adults and 2 children
$80 midweek and $108 weekend
  • Four Single Kayaks or 1 double and 2 single kayaks
  • Transportation.
  • Life vest, paddle and map.
  • Children must be under the age of 18 for the family package.
  • Each additional kayak is $20 Midweek: $27 Weekends

River Map: Upper Saco River - North Conway section

Kayak Rental Rates
  Weekend Midweek
Single Kayak $27 $20
Double Kayak $50 $35
Sit on top
/ Duckies
$35 $25

Shuttle Fees
Single Kayaks $8
Double Kayaks $16

We offer Free Midweek shuttle at 9:00am & 9:30am
(based on availability)

We will also shuttle your private Kayak for
$15 (single kayak)
$20 (double kayak).
Rate includes parking.

Multi-Day Rental Rates
(Delivery Available)
  2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day
Single Kayak $35 $50 $65 $75
Double Kayak $60 $90 $115 $125

Group Rates
6-10 Kayaks, save 10%
11-19 Kayaks, save 15%
20 or more kayaks, you receive a free shuttle!
Must Be Single Payment to qualify for group rate.


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Rope Swing are not maintained by Saco Canoe Rental Company.
They are inherently risky. Use extreme caution. They are maintained by 14 year old aspiring engineers.