The City of Waterville offers three (3) Boat Launches/Landings for paddling and fishing.

Water Street Boat Launch/Landing – Located at the end of Water Street, behind Couture Softball Field, this landing provides plenty of parking, access to the river and picnic sites. Map It


Thayer Park Boat Launch/Landing – Located on North Street at the base of Colby Hill and across from Maine General Hospital. This landing provides paved parking and carry-in access to Messalonskee Stream. Map It.


Susan Child Boat Launch/Landing – The Susan Child Boat Launch provides a sizable dock and hand-carry access for canoes, kayaks, and rowing shells. The boat launch is easily accessed from the Maintenance Parking Lot. The boat launch provides access to almost 5 miles of flatwater paddling on Messalonskee Stream as it wanders through woods and fields close to the center of Waterville and adjacent areas of Fairfield and Oakland. Map It


Susan Child Boat Launch

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Water Street Boat Landing

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Thayer Park Boat Landing