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Maine whitewater, Cupsuptic River

Oxford county, Big Canyon to Big Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     8 miles
  This stretch of Cupsuptic River in Oxford County is 8 miles long and it is classified as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. The put-in 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. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Big Canyon
    to Big Falls section is one of them. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The beautiful scenery of Oxford County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come
here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up  
quick.

Briefly about the general area:
There's delightful hiking along the Morrell Trail; during your journey here you'll meet some folks from Eustis for sure. Don't leave Cupsuptic River without first going for a hike along the Bigelow Range Trail. Cupsuptic River gets a normal amount of yearly rain. July is when you get the most rain here; February is when it's the driest. For the duration of the warmest time of the year here at Cupsuptic River, high temperatures frequently get into the 70's with overnight lows in the 50's. All through the winter this place gets highs in the 20's, and night lows in the-10's for Cupsuptic River.

Cupsuptic River, Big Canyon to Big Falls 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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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cupsuptic River.
 Whitewater Near Cupsuptic River:
Moose River - South Branch, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Peaked Mtn to Skinner)
Cupsuptic River, Oxford County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 8 miles long (Big Canyon to Big Falls)
Dead River - South Branch, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Green Farm Br. to Flagstaff)
Parlin Pond Stream, Somerset County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (Parlin Gorge)
Spencer Stream, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Logging Br to Dead River)
Dead River - South Branch, Franklin County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (Dallas School to Langston Mill)
Little Spencer Stream, Somerset County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Spencer Lake to Spencer Stream)
Kennebago River, Franklin Oxford County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Kennebago Lake to Bridge)
Dead River - North Branch, Franklin County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 19 miles long (Chain Lakes to Eustis)
Dead River, Somerset County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 13.3 miles long (Spencer Falls to West Forks)
 Ski Areas Near Cupsuptic River:
Saddleback, Maine , 18 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 20 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 36 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 41 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 46 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 47 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 59 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 60 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 64 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 68 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Cupsuptic River:
The Perennial Inn, Rumford , 39 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilton , 42 miles away
Mount Blue Motel, Farmington , 42 miles away
Colonial Valley Motel, Farmington , 42 miles away
Grand Summit Resort Sunday River, Bethel , 46 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cupsuptic River:
Black Arrow Lodge, Eustis, 5 miles away
King & Bartlett Lake Camp, Eustis, 5 miles away
Cathedral Pines Camping Area, Eustis, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Cupsuptic River:
Bigelow Range Trail, Franklin , 12 miles away
Morrell Trail, Franklin , 12 miles away
Arnold Pond Trail, Franklin , 14 miles away
Fire Warden Trail, Somerset , 18 miles away
Arnold Trail, Franklin , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cupsuptic River:
Rangeley Lake State Park, Maine , 22 miles away
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cupsuptic River:
Evergreen Golf Club & Golf School, Rangeley , 17 miles away
Sugarloaf Golf Club, Carrabassett Valley , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Cupsuptic River
Bugeye Pond, Franklin , 5 miles away
Round Pond, Franklin , 12 miles away
Loon Lake, Franklin , 16 miles away

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