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Maine whitewater, Aroostook River

Aroostock county, Fort Fairfield to Saint John River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     4.5 miles
  The natural beauty of Aroostock County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The Fort Fairfield to Saint John River stretch of Aroostook River in Aroostock County is 4.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-V section of whitewater. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one
    day trip. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other places. A good workout and just hanging
out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're going to Aroostook River from Fort Fairfield, you won't be the only one; you can hit the slopes at Bigrock nearby. At Aroostook River throughout the summertime months highs are in the 70's, and the overnight is
 
somewhat colder of course, frequently in the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 10's while Aroostook River night low temperatures through the wintertime are in the-10's. Aroostook River gets a typical amount of rain. August is the month that gets the most rain, and February on the other hand is the driest.

Aroostook River, Fort Fairfield to Saint John River 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 Aroostook River.
 Whitewater Near Aroostook River:
Aroostook River, Aroostock County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.5 miles long (Fort Fairfield to Saint John River)
B Stream, Aroostock County, 30 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.3 miles long (6th Bridge to Houlton)
Salmon Brook, Aroostook County, 30 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (New Dunn Town Road to Aroostook River)
 Ski Areas Near Aroostook River:
Bigrock, Maine , 13 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Hotels Near Aroostook River:
Crown Park Inn, Caribou , 16 miles away
Hampton Inn Presque Isle, Presque Isle , 17 miles away
The Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle , 17 miles away
Presque Isle Inn And Convention Center, Presque Isle , 17 miles away
Iveys Motor Lodge, Houlton , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Aroostook River:
Malabeam Lake Campground (Formerly Loring Airforce Base), Limestone, 11 miles away
Arndt's Aroostook River Lodge and Campground, Presque Isle, 13 miles away
Aroostook River Camping and Recreation, Caribou, 16 miles away
 Trails Near Aroostook River:
Sweets Trail, Aroostook , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Aroostook River:
Aroostook State Park, Maine , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Aroostook River:
Aroostook Valley Country Club, Fort Fairfield , 2 miles away
Mars Hill Country Club, Mars Hill , 13 miles away
Limestone Country Club, Limestone , 13 miles away

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