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Maine whitewater, Austin Stream

Somerset county, South Branch to Bingham section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V(V+)     0.2 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Augusta-Waterville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beautiful scenery of Somerset County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The campgrounds here at Austin Stream
    are pretty good. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the South Branch to Bingham section is one of them. The South Branch to Bingham stretch of Austin Stream is 0.2 miles long and is rated by American
Whitewater as a class III-V(V+) section. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is an extremely short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier  
than elsewhere, so better not forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
A short visit to Austin Stream Falls is always worthwhile, and you'll meet a lot of people from Bingham here. Throughout the summertime here at Austin Stream, high temperatures commonly get into the 70's. Summer nighttime lows drop down to the 50's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Austin Stream are in the 0's. A great deal of rainfall falls at Austin Stream. The wettest month of the year is ordinarily July, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month is February.

Austin Stream, South Branch to Bingham 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 Austin Stream.
 Whitewater Near Austin Stream:
Austin Stream, Somerset County, 0 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 0.2 miles long (South Branch to Bingham)
Whitewater Outfitter - Penobscot Adventures, Penobscot County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - North Country Rivers, Somerset County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Professional River Runners of Maine, Somerset County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Kingsbury Stream, Piscataquis County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Kingsbury Pond to Coles Corner Road)
Piscataquis River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Oakes Bog to Blanchard)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Bound, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Moxie Stream, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Snowmobile bridge to Moxie Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - New England Outdoor Center, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Moxie Outdoor Adventures, -blank- County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Austin Stream:
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 22 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 34 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 34 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 44 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 50 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 58 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 61 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 64 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 65 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 72 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
 Hotels Near Austin Stream:
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 6 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 19 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Waterville Grand Hotel, Waterville , 30 miles away
Fireside Inn And Suites Waterville, Waterville , 30 miles away
Econo Lodge Waterville, Waterville , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Austin Stream:
Bald Mt Brook Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Bingham, 6 miles away
Breezy Acres, Solon, 8 miles away
Moxie Bald Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Bingham, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Austin Stream:
Big Squaw Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 18 miles away
Arnolds Trail, Somerset , 19 miles away
Intake Trail, Piscataquis , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Austin Stream:
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 29 miles away
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Austin Stream:
Lakewood Golf Course, Madison , 16 miles away
Loon's Cove Golf Course, Skowhegan , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Austin Stream
Morse Pond, Somerset , 3 miles away
Embden Pond, Somerset , 14 miles away
Wesserunsett Lake, Somerset , 14 miles away

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