Orange River Landing Hand Carry Access

Daytime parking is allowed
4 spaces available
Overnight parking is prohibited

Orange River Hand Launch provides water access for canoes and kayaks.

The Orange River Landing Hand Launch provides water access for canoes and kayaks. Reynolds March Hand Launch is close enough to offer an easy one-way or round-trip paddle between them.

Several day-use sites are ideal pullouts to stop for lunch or to watch for wildlife.

Reynolds Marsh Hand Launch is about 2.5 miles upstream from the Orange River Landing Hand Launch.

Please note that the Orange River is dammed to provide optimal habitat. Paddlers should expect higher water in the spring and early summer and lower water levels in late summer and fall. The beavers are quite active on the Orange River and their dams may span the width of the waterway at times.


From the North, take US Route 1 to Whiting. Go 0.8 mile past the Route 189 turn-off to Lubec. Turn right onto Playhouse Lane. Go 0.1 mile and turn right onto Landing Road. Take Landing Road past the house (where it becomes dirt) to the end where there is a small 2-car parking lot. For larger groups or vehicles with trailers, proceed past Landing Road to the end of Playhouse Lane, then turn right and unload near the dam. Please park without blocking access by other vehicles. Overflow vehicles can park on Playhouse Lane.

From the South, take US Route 1 12 miles past the Route 191 turn-off in East Machias. Look for Playhouse Land on the left and proceed as instructed above.


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