dOWNEAST SALMON FEDERATION
Pleasant River Preserve
Type: Parking, walking trail
Access: Tibbetstown Rd or Cross Rd., Columbia Falls, ME
Size: 391 Acres
Access to water: Yes, Pleasant River
Recreation Types: Swimming, camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, birding, nature study, wildlife viewing.
Wildlife: Information coming soon.
Map Coordinates: 44°41'42.6" N, 67°44'46.1" W
With 391 acres and 8600 feet of frontage on the Pleasant River, this is a preserve for all seasons. The loop trails at Pleasant River Preserve offer hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing adventures. The campsite near the river is a great spot to hike into for a picnic and swim, or for a weekend adventure.
We welcome the public to the DSF Land Trust properties and ask that you review the Hunting & Wildlife Viewing Equipment Policy in advance of your visit. All properties are 'carry-in, carry-out'. You must have a permit to have a campfire on the properties.
State law requires fire permits for all open fires (including in campsite fire rings). Campfires may be banned during dry periods. Contact the Maine Forest Service for a permit at (207) 827-1800.
CROSS ROAD ACCESS DIRECTIONS: From US Route 1 in Columbia Falls, turn left on Tibbetstown Road and drive 2.7 miles to the Cross Rd. Turn left and drive 0.5 miles to the sign for the preserve on the left (down Little River Road), and follow road 0.2 miles to the DSF parking area.
TIBBETSTOWN ROAD ACCESS DIRECTIONS: From US Route 1 in Columbia Falls, turn left on Epping Road and drive 2.4 miles. Turn right on Meetinghouse Road and drive 0.5 miles, then turn right onto Tibbetstown Road and drive 0.6 miles to the preserve sign on right.