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Maine whitewater, Cold Stream

Somerset county, Tomhegan Stream to Kennebec River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     11.5 miles
  If you're coming from Augusta-Waterville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The wonderful Maine scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. This is one of a small number
    of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The average Maine whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states,
so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. 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 rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Rockwood come to Cold Stream; on a great day you can take a hike along the Arnolds Trail. The annual precipitation here at Cold Stream is about average. Most of the rain falls throughout July, and February is the month with the least moisture. Summertime brings highs in the 70's to Cold Stream. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 50's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 20's with winter lows in the-10's overnight here at Cold Stream.

Cold Stream, Tomhegan Stream to Kennebec River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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Stats for this river stretch


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Local weather forecast


OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cold Stream.
 Whitewater Near Cold Stream:
Whitewater Outfitter - Crab Apple Whitewater., Somerset County, 3 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Outdoors Northern, Somerset County, 3 miles away
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Cold Stream, Somerset County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 11.5 miles long (Tomhegan Stream to Kennebec River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Magic Falls Rafting, Somerset County, 4 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Three Rivers Whitewater, Somerset County, 4 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Northern Outdoors, -blank- County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Moxie Stream, Somerset County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Snowmobile bridge to Moxie Falls)
Kennebec River, Somerset County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.8 miles long (Carry Brook to Forks)
Whitewater Outfitter - Moxie Outdoor Adventures, -blank- County, 7 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - New England Outdoor Center, Somerset County, 8 miles away
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 Ski Areas Near Cold Stream:
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 27 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 38 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 41 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 42 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 50 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 58 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 64 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 69 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 74 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 81 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Cold Stream:
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 19 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 36 miles away
Colonial Valley Motel, Farmington , 39 miles away
Mount Blue Motel, Farmington , 39 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilton , 39 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cold Stream:
Enchanted Outfitters & Lodge, West Forks, 3 miles away
Northern Outdoors, The Forks, 7 miles away
Pierce Pond Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Rockwood, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Cold Stream:
Arnolds Trail, Somerset , 12 miles away
Sally Mountain Trail, Somerset , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cold Stream:
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cold Stream:
MT Kineo Golf Course, Rockwood , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Cold Stream
Otter Pond, Somerset , 7 miles away
Grace Pond, Somerset , 13 miles away
Flagstaff Lake, Somerset , 16 miles away

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