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Maine whitewater, Chandler Brook

Cumberland county, Runaround Pond to Royal River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Lewiston-Auburn, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The scenic beauty of Maine and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water
    are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch of Chandler Brook is 10 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why
not pack your camp stove too. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. 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:
People from Pownal love to come to Chandler Brook, and when you're here it's always fun to go to Bradbury Mountain State Park. Lost Valley is a good local ski area; you should beyond doubt have a look at pretty Andrews Beach while you're here. At this river you will never have a bad time. Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park is a wonderful place to stretch your legs a bit; East End Beach is a lovely beach to visit. For the period of the warm days of summer highs here at Chandler Brook reach the 80's while nighttime lows are mostly in the 60's.

Chandler Brook, Runaround Pond to Royal 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 Chandler Brook.
 Whitewater Near Chandler Brook:
Chandler Brook, Cumberland County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Runaround Pond to Royal River)
Royal River, Cumberland County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Yarmouth Waterworks to Town Landing)
Cathance River, Sagadahoc County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (US 201 to Cathance Road)
Presumpscot River, Cumberland County, 16 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2.5 miles long (Sebago Lake to Pleasant Hill)
Nezinscot River, Androscoggin County, 24 miles away
      Class -blank- - 13.5 miles long (Headwaters to Androscoggin River)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 28 miles away
      Class II - 11 miles long (Cobbosseecontee Lake to Pleasant Pond)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 29 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Gardiner to Kennebec River)
Crooked River, Oxford Cumberland County, 30 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Scribners Mill to US 302)
 Ski Areas Near Chandler Brook:
Lost Valley, Maine , 13 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 37 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 42 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 43 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 44 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 53 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 57 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 58 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 59 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 62 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
 Marinas Near Chandler Brook:
Yarmouth Boat Yard, Yarmouth , 6 miles away
Yankee Marina & Boat Yard, Yarmouth , 6 miles away
Strouts Point Wharf Company, South Freeport , 7 miles away
Dimillo's Marina, Portland , 13 miles away
Spring Point Marina, South Portland , 13 miles away
 Beaches Near Chandler Brook:
East End Beach, Cumberland , 11 miles away
Andrews Beach, Cumberland , 11 miles away
West Shore Sandy Beach, Cumberland , 12 miles away
Auburn Municipal Beach, Androscoggin , 12 miles away
Little Beach, Cumberland , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Chandler Brook:
BEST WESTERN Freeport Inn, Freeport , 6 miles away
Super 8 Freeport Brunswick Area, Freeport , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FREEPORT - BRUNSWICK AREA, Freeport , 6 miles away
Comfort Suites Freeport, Freeport , 6 miles away
Econo Lodge Freeport, Freeport , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chandler Brook:
Bradbury Mountain State Park, Durham, 1 miles away
Blueberry Pond Camping, Pownal, 2 miles away
Big Skye Acres Campground, Durham, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chandler Brook:
Bradbury Mountain State Park, Maine , 1 miles away
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, Maine , 9 miles away
Range Ponds State Park, Maine , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chandler Brook:
Toddy Brook Golf Course, Yarmouth , 5 miles away
Freeport Country Club, Freeport , 6 miles away
Fox Ridge Golf Club, Auburn , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Chandler Brook
Runaround Pond, Androscoggin , 3 miles away
Crystal Lake, Cumberland , 12 miles away
Lake Auburn, Androscoggin , 12 miles away

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