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Maine whitewater, Damariscotta River

Lincoln county, Reversing Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     1.4 miles
 
This paddle is incorrectly described as being on the Damariscotta River. The reversing falls of Sheepscot Village are on the Sheepscot River! Please correct his error. Thanks. Says Michael Herz - Sheepscot Valley Conservation Assn.

The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. This
    stretch of Damariscotta River is 1.4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. The campgrounds here at Damariscotta River are pretty good. A bit of exercise and just hanging out
with mother nature have people coming from far and near. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Reversing Falls section is one of them. The scenic beauty of Lincoln County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This is an extremely short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit  
away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The put-in is not too far from Augusta-Waterville, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
Wiley Point is close at hand and always pleasant to stop at, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Damariscotta River; Hockomock Nature Trail is a fine local trail. You'll meet a lot of folks from Walpole here, and you can always enjoy a lazy day on the beach at Pemaquid Beach.

Damariscotta River, Reversing Falls 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 Damariscotta River.
 Whitewater Near Damariscotta River:
Pemaquid River, Lincoln County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Bristol to Pemaquid)
Damariscotta River, Lincoln County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 1.4 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Coopers Mills to West Branch)
Sheepscot River - West Branch, Waldo Lincoln County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Weeks Mills to Sheepscot River)
Sheepscot River, Waldo Lincoln County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Sheepscot Pond to Somerville)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Gardiner to Kennebec River)
St. George River, Waldo County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.3 miles long (Woodsmans Mills to Warren)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 28 miles away
      Class II - 11 miles long (Cobbosseecontee Lake to Pleasant Pond)
Cathance River, Sagadahoc County, 29 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (US 201 to Cathance Road)
 Ski Areas Near Damariscotta River:
Camden, Maine , 32 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 40 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 51 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 54 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 60 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 75 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 79 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 82 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 83 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 87 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Marinas Near Damariscotta River:
Slips Moorings Piers, Bristol , 3 miles away
Boothbay Harbor Marina - Pier, Edgecomb , 6 miles away
Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol , 6 miles away
Boothbay Harbor Marina - Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor , 8 miles away
Carousel Marina, Boothbay Harbor , 8 miles away
 Beaches Near Damariscotta River:
Pemaquid Beach, Lincoln , 6 miles away
Mile Beach, Sagadahoc , 15 miles away
Popham Beach, Sagadahoc , 19 miles away
Hunnewell Beach, Sagadahoc , 20 miles away
Pebbly Beach, Lincoln , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Damariscotta River:
Flagship Inn And Suites, Boothbay Harbor , 8 miles away
Harborage Inn On The Oceanfron, Boothbay Harbor , 8 miles away
Harbour Towne Inn, Boothbay Harbor , 8 miles away
The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor , 8 miles away
The Inns At Greenleaf Lane, Boothbay Harbor , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Damariscotta River:
Damariscotta River Campground, Walpole, 0 miles away
Sherman Lake View Campground, Lincoln County, 3 miles away
Campers Cove, Boothbay, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Damariscotta River:
Hockomock Nature Trail, Lincoln , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Damariscotta River:
Damariscotta Lake State Park, Maine , 13 miles away
Reid State Park, Maine , 15 miles away
Popham Beach State Park, Maine , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Damariscotta River:
Wawenock Country Club, Walpole , 2 miles away
Basket Case Links, Edgecomb , 5 miles away
Boothbay Country Club, Boothbay , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Damariscotta River
Damariscotta Lake, Lincoln , 5 miles away

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