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Maine whitewater, Fish River

Aroostook county, Soldier Pond to Saint John River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-V     10.5 miles
The Fish river is a wonderfull place to camp, canoe, and fish. beginning canoeists should be wary near the falls for there is some fast water where hasty desicions can be made. Says kyle stevens

If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier
    than in other states, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll
have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other spots. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great  
reasons to come. The Soldier Pond to Saint John River section of Fish River in Aroostook County is 10.5 miles long and is a class I-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Fish River Falls is always fun to check out, and you'll meet a lot of people from Fort Kent here. The annual precipitation here at Fish River is about average. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain, and February on the other hand is the driest. High temperatures at Fish River through the warm days of summer are in the 70's while nighttime lows are typically in the 50's.

Fish River, Soldier Pond to Saint John River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Fish River.
 Whitewater Near Fish River:
Fish River, Aroostook County, 2 miles away
      Class I-V - 10.5 miles long (Soldier Pond to Saint John River)
Fish River, Aroostook County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.5 miles long (Round Pond to Ferguson Brook)
Machias River, Washington Hancock County, 27 miles away
      Class I-III - 32 miles long (Big Machias Lake to Aroostook River)
 Ski Areas Near Fish River:
Bigrock, Maine , 60 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 86 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Fish River:
Crown Park Inn Caribou, Caribou , 44 miles away
Caribou Inn And Convention Cen, Caribou , 45 miles away
Hampton Inn Presque Isle, Presque Isle , 47 miles away
The Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle , 47 miles away
Presque Isle Inn And Conventio, Presque Isle , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fish River:
American Dream Resort, Fort Kent, 2 miles away
Riverside Park, Fort Kent, 3 miles away
Clover Hill Campground, Aroostook County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Fish River:
Island Pond Trail, Aroostook , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fish River:
Fort Kent Golf Club, Fort Kent , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Fish River
Dickey Pond, Aroostook , 16 miles away
Bran Lake, Aroostook , 19 miles away

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