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Maine whitewater, Baker Branch

Somerset county, Fourth St. John Pond to Baker Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     26.5 miles
  The wonderful Maine scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Baker Branch have people coming here. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. If you have the time
    you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. This stretch of Baker Branch is 26.5 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels
right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Fourth St. John Pond to Baker Lake section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The put-in location is a short drive from Augusta-Waterville, as you can see on the road map further down. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
An average amount of precipitation falls at Baker Branch. Most of the rain falls during July; February meanwhile is the driest month. Throughout the warmest time of the year at Baker Branch temperatures are usually in the 70's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 50's. Through the winter highs are regularly in the 20's with temperatures at Baker Branch dipping down into the-10's all through winter nights.

Baker Branch, Fourth St. John Pond to Baker Lake 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 Baker Branch.
 Whitewater Near Baker Branch:
Baker Branch, Somerset County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 26.5 miles long (Fourth St. John Pond to Baker Lake)
Baker Branch, Somerset County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Baker Lake to SW Branch St. John River)
Penobscot River - North Branch, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.8 miles long (Big Bog Dam to Pittston Farm)
Penobscot River - West Branch, Somerset County, 16 miles away
      Class III+ - 2.5 miles long (Seboomook Dam to Roll Dam Campsite)
Penobscot River - South Branch, Somerset County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Canada Falls Lake to Pittston Farm)
Penobscot River - South Branch, Somerset County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.5 miles long (Bridge to Canada Falls Dam)
St. John River, Aroostook County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 100 miles long (American Realty Road to Fort Kent)
Caucomgomoc Stream, Piscataquis County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Caucomgomoc Lake to Black Pond)
Moose River, Somerset County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Long Pond to Brassua Lake)
Chemquasabamticook Stream, Aroostock County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Ross Lake to Long Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Baker Branch:
Big Squaw, Maine , 44 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 61 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 69 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 73 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Le Massif, Quebec , 73 miles away, 2526 foot drop, 4 lifts, 49 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 75 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec , 83 miles away, 2050 foot drop, 13 lifts, 63 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 91 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 93 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
 Campgrounds Near Baker Branch:
Penobscot River Corridor - Nulhedus Gravel Pit, Greenville Junction, 12 miles away
Penobscot River Corridor - Seven Mile Hill, West Forks, 13 miles away
Seboomook wilderness Campground, Rockwood, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Baker Branch:
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Baker Branch:
MT Kineo Golf Course, Rockwood , 18 miles away

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