Easton – River de Chute Border Crossing

Easton River de Chute border crossing station

Easton River de Chute border crossing station

The Easton – River de Chute Border Crossing links the towns of Easton, Maine to Wicklow, New Brunswick. Before the 1950s, the Easton border station used to located on Curtis Road. When it was closed, the CBP moved the station to Ladner Road which is further north. Ever since this move, the CBP has used a small mobile trailer as its station. It was only in 2012 when the agency was able to finally build a new facility that has state-of-the-art remote video surveillance and extensive site lighting. The CBP also paved the road and widened it to accommodate two lanes of incoming and outgoing traffic.

Hours of Operations & Wait Times

The Easton port of entry is open to all vehicles daily from 8 am to 4 pm (EST). The River de Chute border station, on the other hand, is open to passenger vehicles every day from 9 am to 5 pm and commercial vehicles on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm, except for holidays. Please take note that the gates are blocked whenever the border stations are closed.

The Easton – River de Chute border crossing is a lightly traveled land port that rarely experiences wait times or delays. If you want to monitor border wait times on your trip, you can do so by getting the CBP Border Wait Times app (Google Play or iTunes) or the CanBorder app.


Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions

Find more about Weather in Easton, ME

Traffic is usually light when crossing the Easton – River de Chute port of entry with less than 11 vehicles passing through each day. For those traveling to Maine, you can get up-to-date information on weather-related road conditions, traffic, constructions, and other incidents by calling the state’s travel information hotline – 511 or 866-282-7578 (calls from outside Maine). The state’s interactive map online is also a good source of traffic information. For those heading to New Brunswick, traffic advisories and road construction reports are also accessible via a hotline – 511 for callers inside the Canadian province and 800-561-4063 for those calling outside of New Brunswick.


Contact & Directions for Your Trip

To learn more the Easton – River de Chute border crossing, you can contact the customs officials at the border using the phone numbers listed below. You can also drive to this port of entry by following our directions and the map posted below.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?

From Easton Center in Maine, drive along Ladner Road until you reach the border crossing. To get to the border crossing from New Brunswick, head north along NB Route 560 then turn left on Smugglers Road. Drive on until you reach the River de Chute port of entry.

Address & Phone Numbers


  • U.S.: Ladner Road, Easton ME 04740
  • US Customs: (207) 488-6958


  • Canada: 205 Smugglers Road, River De Chute NB  E7H 4X5
  • Canadian Customs: (506) 276-4784

Useful information for travelers

On your way to crossing the border hotels are available, compare best hotels prices available on the US side and Canadian side. Bed and breakfast can be found here and here. If you are looking to find cheap cars for rent check this website for comparision of car rent prices. Check best car rental deals from Hertz, Avis, National Car Hire and Alamo.

Are you heading for camping, check for this fantastic campgrounds, or search for the best RV parking places. Need an RV hired, check this website. Boats and canoes are available for rent if you are crossing the border for some fun and hiking check these accommodation options. Are you going for golf – see the top golf courses and tee times here. Hiking options.

Did you car break down middle of the road, call for car help get emergency services. Do you need travel insurance – visit our partners here. You pets can be insured as well here. Visiting Canada for medical reasons, check this website.

Documentation needs to be all ready, for find the necessary legal forms here.

Things to Know About Easton – River de Chute Border Crossing:

  • The small town of Easton has several ATV and snowmobile trails that are connected to the Interconnected Trail System (ITS).
  • Presque Isle, the largest city in Aroostook County, Maine, is just 15 minutes away from Easton where the Nordic Heritage Center is located. Here, you can cross-country ski and mountain bike for free. Other activities that might be of interest include shopping, hunting, fishing, and hiking.
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