View all facilities

Pejepscot Dam Recreation Area


  1. Boat Launch
  2. Fishing
  3. Parking
  4. Trails
  5. Wooded Area


Description: Pejepscot Dam Recreation Area is a park located on the Androscoggin River providing river access for hand carry only watercraft. [Note: On adjacent property owned by Pejepscot Dam operators, a steel canoe portage stairway with padded canoe slide is in place to permit canoes or kayaks to be slid down to the river for launching.]  There are also hiking trails along the river at this park. Trails are located upon property owned by the Town of Brunswick.

This park is a cooperative project between Pejepscot Hydropartners and the Town of Brunswick to provide access to the Androscoggin River and safe canoe portage around the dam.

The park is also popular with fishermen.

Location:  The entrance to Pejepscot Dam Recreation Area is on River Road, approximately 4½ miles from Pleasant Street (Route 1). Follow the gravel access road at the Pejepscot Dam Recreation
Area sign to the end near the dam.

Hours of operation: Dawn to dusk.

Amenities available:
Small parking area
Canoe portage and launch for hand carry watercraft

Primary uses: 
Boat launch for hand carry watercraft; fishing and hiking

Restrictions:  Hand carry watercraft launching only. No facilities for the launching of motorized boats at this site. The gravel road which is accessed from River Road is not plowed during the winter season.