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Maine whitewater, Chase Mills Stream

Washington county, Gardner Lake to East Machias section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     1.5 miles
  The Gardner Lake to East Machias section of Chase Mills Stream in Maine is 1.5 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Maine and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding.
    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. If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print
out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The campgrounds here at Chase Mills Stream are pretty good. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while  
will make you glad you came. This is a pretty short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Briefly about the general area:
Roque Bluffs State Park is a pretty spot any time of year, and if you want to hit the beach, Jasper Beach II is in the vicinity. You are next to Shipyard Cove while you're here at Chase Mills Stream, and Davis Beach is relatively nearby if you're in a beach type of mood. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. During your tour to Chase Mills Stream you'll meet some people from Machiasport for sure. High temperatures at Chase Mills Stream through the summer months are in the 70's with overnight lows in the 50's.

Chase Mills Stream, Gardner Lake to East Machias 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 Chase Mills Stream.
 Whitewater Near Chase Mills Stream:
Chase Mills Stream, Washington County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 1.5 miles long (Gardner Lake to East Machias)
Orange River, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Halls Mills to Whiting)
Northern Inlet, Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Rt. 191 to Mud Landing)
Cathance Stream, Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class I-V - 18 miles long (Lake Cathance to Dennysville)
Hobart Stream, Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay)
Dennys River, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Gilman Dam to Route 86)
Dennys River, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Rt 86 to 2.5 mi downstream)
Whiting Bay, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 7.5 miles long (Whiting to Cobscook Reversing Falls)
Cobscook Falls, Washington County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Dennys Bay to Cobscook Bay)
East Machias River, Washington County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 35 miles long (Crawford to East Machias)
 Ski Areas Near Chase Mills Stream:
Bigrock, Maine , 94 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near Chase Mills Stream:
Jasper Beach II, Washington , 6 miles away
Davis Beach, Washington , 6 miles away
Jasper Beach, Washington , 6 miles away
Grays Beach, Washington , 7 miles away
Roque Bluffs Beach, Washington , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chase Mills Stream:
Cobscook Bay State Park, Edmunds Twp, 6 miles away
Rocky Lake Private Reserve Land - South Bay, Machias, 7 miles away
Rocky Lake Private Reserve Land - Mud Landing, Machias, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Chase Mills Stream:
Mud Hole Trail, Washington , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chase Mills Stream:
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Lubec - ME , 27 miles away
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 61 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 10 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine , 15 miles away
Quoddy Head State Park, Maine , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chase Mills Stream:
Great Cove Golf Course, Jonesboro , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Chase Mills Stream
Hadley Lake, Washington , 5 miles away
Orange Lake, Washington , 8 miles away
Lake Cathance, Washington , 9 miles away

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