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Maine whitewater, Dead River - South Branch

Franklin county, Dallas School to Langston Mill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5.8 miles
  The natural beauty of Maine and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The starting point is not too far from Lewiston-Auburn, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Dallas School to Langston Mill section of Dead
    River - South Branch is 5.8 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. If you've been whitewater
rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Dallas School to Langston Mill section is just one of many. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots  
for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Rangeley Lake State Park right next door to Dead River - South Branch is a good thing to do; beautiful scenery and good skiing is what you obtain at Saddleback. Have a glorious hiking adventure along the Piazza Rock Trail; you're sure to encounter some nice folks from Rangeley here. This is such a fun river. Going for a hike along the Bemis Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Dead River - South Branch is a good place of normal rain. August is the wettest month with most rain while February is generally the driest month.

Dead River - South Branch, Dallas School to Langston Mill 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 Dead River - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Dead River - South Branch:
Dead River - South Branch, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (Dallas School to Langston Mill)
Dead River - South Branch, Franklin County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Green Farm Br. to Flagstaff)
Cupsuptic River, Oxford County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 8 miles long (Big Canyon to Big Falls)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Smalls Falls to South Branch)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (South Branch to Phillips)
Kennebago River, Franklin Oxford County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Kennebago Lake to Bridge)
Sandy River - South Branch, Franklin County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Number Six Road to ME 4)
Orbeton Stream, Franklin County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.8 miles long (Barnjum Stream to Sandy River)
Swift River, Oxford County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Rt 17 Bridge to Mexico)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Phillips to Fairbanks Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Dead River - South Branch:
Saddleback, Maine , 6 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 19 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 23 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 33 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 34 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 35 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 49 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 51 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 52 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 59 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
 Marinas Near Dead River - South Branch:
Haines Landing Marina, Rangeley , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Dead River - South Branch:
The Perennial Inn, Rumford , 26 miles away
Grand Summit Resort Sunday River, Bethel , 33 miles away
Blackberry River Inn, Norfolk , 34 miles away
The Victoria Inn Bed And Breakfast, Bethel , 34 miles away
Chapman Inn, Bethel , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dead River - South Branch:
Black Brook Cove Campground, Oquossoc, 7 miles away
Piazza Rock Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Oquossoc, 8 miles away
Poplar Ridge Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Stratton, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Dead River - South Branch:
Piazza Rock Trail, Franklin , 8 miles away
Bemis Trail, Franklin , 13 miles away
Bigelow Range Trail, Franklin , 14 miles away
Milrose Trail, Oxford , 14 miles away
Bemis Stream Trail, Franklin , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dead River - South Branch:
Rangeley Lake State Park, Maine , 10 miles away
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 20 miles away
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dead River - South Branch:
Evergreen Golf Club & Golf School, Rangeley , 4 miles away
Sugarloaf Golf Club, Carrabassett Valley , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Dead River - South Branch
Loon Lake, Franklin , 4 miles away
Haley Pond, Franklin , 8 miles away
Mountain Pond, Franklin , 8 miles away

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