Located in Topsham and Bowdoin, the Little River is a hidden gem with short but entirely remote paddling and trout fishing. This remoteness makes the Little valuable habitat for wildlife and conservation along the river river maintains higher water quality in the Little River, which, in turn, supports higher water quality in the Androscoggin River into which it drains.
Little River Conservation Properties:
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Little River Preserve
The Little River Preserve is a 4.7-acre fee property located on Rt. 196 at the boundary between Topsham and Lisbon.
Little River Resources at a glance:
Rare Natural Communities
Significant Wildlife Habitat
Deer Wintering Areas
Inland Wadingbird and Waterfowl Habitats
Rare Animal Species
Rare Plant Species
*Creeper (Strophitus undulatus) freshwater mussel is found just 1,500 downstream from the Little River in the Androscoggin River, and is a species of Special Concern listed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
**Narrow-leaved Arrowhead (Sagittaria filiformis J.G. Sm.) is found approximately a half mile downstream from the Little River in the Androscoggin River, and is listed as imperiled in Maine because of rarity by the Maine Natural Areas Program.