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Maine whitewater, Allagash River

Piscataquis county, Chamberlain Lake to Allagash section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     92 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Bangor, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Allagash River is 92 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so better bring your camping gear along. The Chamberlain Lake to Allagash stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The nature scenery of Maine and the
    playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance
then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that many  
of the rivers in this state are not very demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
The Chase Carry is a great hiking trail close to Allagash River; there is a good hiking trail close by called the Telephone Trail. Allagash River is a good location of normal precipitation. July is when you get the most rain here while February is commonly the driest month. Summertime highs at Allagash River generally tend to be in the 70's while nighttime lows are commonly in the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 20's; night lows in the-10's for Allagash River.

Allagash River, Chamberlain Lake to Allagash road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Allagash River.
 Whitewater Near Allagash River:
Allagash River, Piscataquis County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 92 miles long (Chamberlain Lake to Allagash)
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (2nd Lake to Allagash River)
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (5th Lake to 2nd Lake)
Smith Brook, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Haymock Lake to Eagle lake)
Ellis Brook, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 1.8 miles long (Ellis Bog to Chamberlain Lake)
Allagash Stream, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (Allagash Lake to Chamberlain Lake)
Chemquasabamticook Stream, Aroostock County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Ross Lake to Long Lake)
Munsungan Stream, Piscataquis Penobscot County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Chase Lake to Libby Camp)
Webster Brook, Piscataquis County, 23 miles away
      Class I-V - 15 miles long (Telos Landing to Grand Lake Matagamon)
Caucomgomoc Stream, Piscataquis County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Caucomgomoc Lake to Black Pond)
 Ski Areas Near Allagash River:
Big Squaw, Maine , 38 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 86 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 87 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Le Massif, Quebec , 96 miles away, 2526 foot drop, 4 lifts, 49 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 98 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
 Campgrounds Near Allagash River:
Allagash Waterway - Churchill Dam, Clayton Lake, 3 miles away
Allagash Waterway - High Bank, Clayton Lake, 3 miles away
Allagash Waterway - Jaws, Clayton Lake, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Allagash River:
Chase Carry, Piscataquis , 1 miles away
Telephone Trail, Piscataquis , 9 miles away
Carry Trail, Piscataquis , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Allagash River
Lower Hudson Pond, Piscataquis , 20 miles away

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