I was bummed! I had driven over Tenny River and saw that it was open so anticipated being able to get there easily. I debated about getting to the stream from a different spot and did find a possible place, but it was a bit of a steep bank and I did not have the right footwear to do so safely while pulling my kayak... so with my father's voice in my head, reminding me to be safe, I decided not to risk it and drove towards the Songo Locks and put in there...
I got to the Songo Locks and the water was HIGH! Check out the comparison pictures
There were a couple of nice new additions to the place where I usually launch for the Songo and Crooked Rivers, a launch for paddling vessels and a couple of fishing platforms.
Body of Water: Songo River via Sebago State Park
Directions: From Portland head to Windham via 302. Stay on 302 through Raymond and into Casco. Follow the signs for the State Park. (I apologize for not thinking about directions today as I was just trying to find water!)
Boat Launch: concrete/grooved, with nice dock
Parking: Lots of parking, most spots are for vehicles with boat trailers, but there are a few other spots as well.
Fees: There is a fee for access to the state park. Even though the ranger's booth is unmanned fees are still expected to be paid.
Bathroom: There are outhouses that are kept in very good condition.
Wildlife: Today I saw a blue heron, several water fowl, and I think an osprey
There were a lot of boats here today which surprised me... it was Friday and it is early in the season... but they were here! I talked to a couple and some had good luck catching salmon and togue. I could see the current of the Songo River from the boat launch which is unusual. I also could tell that there were areas I would be able to explore that normally are inaccessible because of the high water. I decided to stick close to shore and explore.