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Shaw Park – Gorham, Maine

Park gates are open 8am to 8pm. Canoe/Kayak/SUP rentals are available on the attached calendar.

August Calendar

*Please review to make sure rentals are open prior to your visit to the Park.
Rental Fees: Canoe/Paddle/Life Jacket or Kayak/Paddle/Life Jacket or SUP/Paddle/Life Jacket 

2 hour minimum - $30

  • Please take notice that this is a “Carry In/Carry Out” facility and Alcohol and Smoking are not allowed in Shaw Park.

  • All dog waste must be removed from Shaw Park.  It is owner’s responsibility.

  • If you are calling to confirm availability of renting a watercraft and do not reach a person, it is likely our staff are assisting other renters, performing park maintenance or on their time off. Your patience is appreciated and they will return your call.

  • Rentals are only available when Park Steward is on duty.

  • You can call ahead at 207-671-1926 to talk with the Park Steward about rental opportunities.

  • Renters must be at least 18 years old.

  • A refundable damage deposit of $100 is required prior to rental.  Park Steward will hold onto your credit card during your rental time.

  • Cash, check or (coming in July, credit card) accepted for rental fees.

  • Renter will leave driver’s license and credit card with Park Steward on site until equipment is returned.

  • Renter will be responsible for the condition of the SUP, Kayak, Canoe, life jackets, paddles they have been assigned to use and will RETURN ALL EQUIPMENT TO THE SHED/RACK.

  • Renter will use the equipment appropriately with no horse play while on the Presumpscot River.

  • Renter understands that Renter is responsible for any and all damage to the equipment used, including possible replacement of SUP, Kayak, Canoe, life jacket, paddle as determined by Gorham Recreation Department.

  • Renter should not paddle downstream from the launch site to the Gambo Pedestrian Bridge as this is an active hydro dam and dangerous area.

  • Renter will paddle upstream toward the train trestle when leaving from the launch area.

  • Renter will not leave any trash behind in the river, the canoe, or at Shaw Park.  “Carry In/Carry Out”

  • No jumping from the watercraft.

  • Stewards are not responsible for lifting canoes, kayaks or SUP’s for renters.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
  No Registration Required
Canoe/Kayak/SUP rental 
18 and up N/A Su  06/12/2022 - 08/28/2022
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Shaw Park
$30.00 R, $30.00 NR

Please check the calendar for availability.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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