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