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Maine whitewater, Cathance River

Sagadahoc county, US 201 to Cathance Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     2.5 miles
 
Fun short spot, We made it a overnight trip and had a good old time. There needs to be a bunch of water in this stream to even make it doable. on 4/20 we were scooting-ass over many shallow spots in our yaks. Fun drops with laziness inbetween make for a good time especially for the novice. Says John

The US 201 to Cathance Road stretch of Cathance River in Maine is 2.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American
    Whitewater. The average Maine whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. This stretch is short
so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Lewiston-Auburn, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There's camping available near Cathance River. The nature scenery of Sagadahoc County and the playfulness of the water  
beats anything. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the US 201 to Cathance Road section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Cathance River is not far at all from Topsham, and a journey to Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. During your stay at Cathance River do take a look at close by Thomas Point Beach; you certainly ought to explore Peacock Beach State Park while you're here. Coming to this river is always a good idea.

Cathance River, US 201 to Cathance Road 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 Cathance River.
 Whitewater Near Cathance River:
Cathance River, Sagadahoc County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (US 201 to Cathance Road)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Gardiner to Kennebec River)
Chandler Brook, Cumberland County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Runaround Pond to Royal River)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 11 miles long (Cobbosseecontee Lake to Pleasant Pond)
Royal River, Cumberland County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Yarmouth Waterworks to Town Landing)
Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, 24 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Damariscotta River, Lincoln County, 30 miles away
      Class II - 1.4 miles long (Reversing Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Cathance River:
Lost Valley, Maine , 25 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 38 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 46 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 55 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 56 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Camden, Maine , 58 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 60 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 60 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 63 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 67 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
 Marinas Near Cathance River:
Great Island Boat Yard, Harpswell , 7 miles away
Paul's Marina, Brunswick , 8 miles away
Strouts Point Wharf Company, South Freeport , 13 miles away
Yankee Marina & Boat Yard, Yarmouth , 18 miles away
Yarmouth Boat Yard, Yarmouth , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Cathance River:
Thomas Point Beach, Cumberland , 5 miles away
Head Beach, Sagadahoc , 14 miles away
Hunnewell Beach, Sagadahoc , 16 miles away
Popham Beach, Sagadahoc , 16 miles away
Mile Beach, Sagadahoc , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Cathance River:
Black Lantern, Topsham , 2 miles away
The Brunswick Hotel And Tavern, Brunswick , 3 miles away
Travelers Inn, Brunswick , 3 miles away
Knights Inn Brunswick, Brunswick , 3 miles away
Days Inn Brunswick Bath Area, Brunswick , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cathance River:
Thomas Point Beach and Campground, Brunswick, 2 miles away
White's Beach and Campground, Brunswick, 7 miles away
Orr's Island Campgrounds, Orrs Island, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cathance River:
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, Maine , 11 miles away
Peacock Beach State Park, Maine , 12 miles away
Popham Beach State Park, Maine , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cathance River:
Mere Creek Golf Course, Brunswick , 2 miles away
Brunswick Golf Club, Brunswick , 6 miles away
Enman Field Disc Golf Course, Brunswick , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Cathance River
Runaround Pond, Androscoggin , 15 miles away
Cobbosseecontee Lake, Kennebec , 16 miles away

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