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Maine whitewater, Crooked River

Oxford Cumberland county, Scribners Mill to US 302 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     15 miles
 
My sister and I put in just below eddes falls this summer and kayaked all the way to sebago lake. Nice trip. Says Lynda

My friend Dan and I ran part of this section last summer. Instead of putting in at Scribner's Mill, we launched from Edes Falls, just above the Rapids. It was a good inroduction to whitewater. Dan flipped within the first five minutes, but being that the water is relatively shallow, he did little more than get wet
    on a hot summers day. The Route 302 bridge is a logical pull out spot. There is a large mass of debris blocking passage of the river there. The only tricky part is that the walls of the riverband are steep and slippery,
so it helps to have someone with you for the portage. Says Corey

The natural beauty of Oxford Cumberland County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. This stretch of Crooked River in Maine is 15 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. If you've been whitewater rafting
 
and kayaking outside Maine you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The put-in location is a short drive from Portland-South Portland, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove.

Crooked River, Scribners Mill to US 302 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 Cumberland County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Scribners Mill to US 302)
Crooked River, Oxford Cumberland County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (East Waterford to Scribners Mill)
Saco River, Cumberland County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II+(V+) - 0.3 miles long (Steep Falls)
Saco River, York County, 14 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 0.5 miles long (Limington Rips)
Little Androscoggin River, Oxford County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (West Paris to South Paris)
Crooked River, Oxford County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (North Waterford to East Waterford)
Little Androscoggin River, Oxford County, 17 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Bryant Pond to Tubbs School)
Nezinscot River - West Branch, Oxford County, 21 miles away
      Class -blank- - 17 miles long (Headwaters to Buckfield)
Crooked River, Oxford County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Albany to North Waterford)
Nezinscot River, Androscoggin County, 22 miles away
      Class -blank- - 13.5 miles long (Headwaters to Androscoggin River)
 Ski Areas Near Crooked River:
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 16 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 20 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 22 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 28 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 29 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 36 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 36 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 41 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 42 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 45 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
 Marinas Near Crooked River:
Long Lake Marina, Naples , 3 miles away
Moose Landing Marina, Naples , 5 miles away
Long Beach Marina, Sebago , 6 miles away
Mooselanding Marina, Casco , 6 miles away
Kettle Cove Marina, South Casco , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Crooked River:
Highland Lake Resort, Bridgton , 10 miles away
Pleasant Mountain Inn, Bridgton , 10 miles away
King's Hill Inn, South Paris , 11 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Windham, Windham , 12 miles away
Blackberry River Inn, Norfolk , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crooked River:
Bay Of Naples Family Camping, Naples, 3 miles away
Colonial Mast Camping Area, Naples, 3 miles away
Four Seasons Camping Area, Naples, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Crooked River:
Sebago Lake State Park, Maine , 5 miles away
Range Ponds State Park, Maine , 16 miles away
Bradbury Mountain State Park, Maine , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Crooked River:
Naples Golf & Country Club, Naples , 5 miles away
Frye Island Golf Course, Raymond , 10 miles away
Norway Country Club, Norway , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Crooked River
Pleasant Lake, Cumberland , 4 miles away
Long Lake, Cumberland , 5 miles away
Thompson Lake, Oxford , 7 miles away

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