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Maine whitewater, Crooked River

Oxford county, Albany to North Waterford section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     9 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Lewiston-Auburn, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Albany to North Waterford stretch of Crooked River in Maine is 9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The campgrounds here at Crooked River are pretty good. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with
    plenty of places for that. The beautiful White Mountains scenery is an added bonus. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whitewater rafting
and kayaking spots in Maine tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The beautiful scenery of Maine and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Albany to North Waterford stretch is just one of them. A bit of exercise and just being  
out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a splendid hiking trail near Crooked River called the Albany Mountain Trail, and at Crooked River you always meet someone from Brownfield. And if that's not enough there's loads more cool stuff to do in the White Mountains. The Albany Brook Trail is a wonderful hiking trail next to Crooked River, and the slopes of Mount Abram are so inviting nobody can resist. This river is a wonderful place to visit. Crooked River is a good location of common precipitation.

Crooked River, Albany to North Waterford 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 Crooked River.
 Whitewater Near Crooked River:
Crooked River, Oxford County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Albany to North Waterford)
Crooked River, Oxford County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (North Waterford to East Waterford)
Crooked River, Oxford Cumberland County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (East Waterford to Scribners Mill)
Little Androscoggin River, Oxford County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Bryant Pond to Tubbs School)
Sunday River, Oxford County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Above Pool to Androscoggin)
Little Androscoggin River, Oxford County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (West Paris to South Paris)
Crooked River, Oxford Cumberland County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Scribners Mill to US 302)
Wild River, Oxford County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Hastings to Gilead)
Nezinscot River - West Branch, Oxford County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 17 miles long (Headwaters to Buckfield)
Bear, Oxford County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.8 miles long (Devils Horseshoe)
 Ski Areas Near Crooked River:
Mount Abram, Maine , 7 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 10 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 12 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 18 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 27 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 30 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 32 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 33 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 35 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
 Marinas Near Crooked River:
Kezar Lake Marina, Lovell , 11 miles away
Norway Lake Marina, Norway , 14 miles away
Moose Landing Marina, Naples , 17 miles away
Long Lake Marina, Naples , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Crooked River:
The Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel , 6 miles away
The Victoria Inn Bed And Breakfast, Bethel , 6 miles away
Chapman Inn, Bethel , 6 miles away
Blackberry River Inn, Norfolk , 8 miles away
Grand Summit Resort Sunday River, Bethel , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crooked River:
Crocker Pond Campground, Oxford County, 4 miles away
Bethel Outdoor Adventures Campground, Oxford County, 7 miles away
Papoose Pond Camping Resort, Waterford, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Crooked River:
Albany Brook Trail, Oxford , 3 miles away
Albany Mountain Trail, Oxford , 4 miles away
Albany Notch Trail, Oxford , 5 miles away
Miles Notch Trail, Oxford , 8 miles away
Great Brook Trail, Oxford , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Crooked River:
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine , 19 miles away
Sebago Lake State Park, Maine , 22 miles away
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Crooked River:
Bridgton Highlands Country Club, Bridgton , 12 miles away
Sunday River Golf Club, Newry , 12 miles away
Lake Kezar Country Club, Lovell , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Crooked River
Keewaydin Lake, Oxford , 4 miles away
Long Lake, Cumberland , 15 miles away
Pennesseewassee Lake, Oxford , 16 miles away

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