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Crooked River in Maine

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

We visited the Crooked River in Southern Maine Summer of 2015. We had planned to launch our kayaks from Sebago Lake State Park where a boat ramp provides launches to the lake. Prior to the State Park entrance you will pass Sebago's Crooked River on the right.

Crooked River lives up to the name - when viewed from above, you'll see the reason for the name. The river meanders from start point to the outlet at Sebago Lake. The lake is over 12 miles long and maintained by the Portland Water District - the district also maintains a local hiking area with free access.

The paddle is an easy stretch down the river, taking the paddler past many private homes and State Park land. Little tide or current work against the paddler, so you will have an easy ride. The hardest part is the carry back to the car.

The campground has rest rooms and a soda machine with water - in case you forgot yours!

We enjoyed this trip and would do it again!


Camp sites available for RVs at the campground. Tent accommodations at the State Park


To Sebago's Crooked River Campground no - where we put in.

For Sebago Lake State Park a $10.00 entrance fee is charged.


Interstate 95 North to Maine State Route 302 North. State Park Road West (follow signs to Sebago Lake State Park). Sebago's Crooked Lake Campground. Ask for the launch site at the office.


Google Maps to find the Crooked River.

Trip Details

  • Trip Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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