Estey Picnic Area

Current Day Use Site

The Orange River Conservation Area provides boating access from either Reynolds Marsh Overlook or Orange River Landing. The two access sites are close enough to offer an easy one-way or round-trip paddle between them. The Orange River offers miles of flat-water to explore. Paddlers may use DCC’s shoreline at designated day-use areas to enjoy picnicking, wildlife watching, and relaxing. The Orange River is dammed to provide optimal habitat for birds. Paddlers should expect higher water in the spring and early summer and lower water levels in late summer and fall. A paddle-accessed hiking trail leading to the summit of Estey Mountain offers stunning views of Roaring Lake and the surrounding wild landscape. 

The Estey Mountain trail, 0.75 mile, is relatively easy with a short steep pitch at the end.

Camping is allowed in the two established campsites on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each of the sites contains a picnic table, DCC signage, a box privy, and a firepit. No registration is necessary, but campers are required to obtain camp fire permits for the site they are using by calling the Maine Forest Service in advance of their stay.


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