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Maine whitewater, Kennebago River

Franklin Oxford county, Kennebago Lake to Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     7 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Berlin, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nature scenery of Maine and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The Kennebago Lake to Bridge section of Kennebago River in Franklin Oxford County is 7 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Kennebago Lake to Bridge
    section is one of them. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. On this
section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number  
of paddling rivers. The river winds through the White Mountains and you get great scenery.

Briefly about the general area:
The Bemis Trail is a magnificent hiking trail close to Kennebago River, and if you're popping by from Rangeley, you won't be the only one. Whohoo, so much cool stuff in one place! The White Mountains rocks! If the weather is great here at Kennebago River, you can go for a hike along the Milrose Trail. A trip to Rangeley Lake State Park when you're here at Kennebago River is a good idea. High temperatures at Kennebago River through the days of summer are in the 70's with nighttime lows in the 50's.

Kennebago River, Kennebago Lake to Bridge 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 Kennebago River.
 Whitewater Near Kennebago River:
Kennebago River, Franklin Oxford County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Kennebago Lake to Bridge)
Dead River - South Branch, Franklin County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (Dallas School to Langston Mill)
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (Parmachenee Lake to Aziscohos Lake)
Dead River - North Branch, Franklin County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 19 miles long (Chain Lakes to Eustis)
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Aziscohos Dam to Wilsons Mills)
Black Brook, Oxford County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4 miles long (Devils Den to Ellis River)
Rapid River, Oxford County, 17 miles away
      Class IV - 5.25 miles long (Pond in River to Lake Umbagog)
Cupsuptic River, Oxford County, 18 miles away
      Class V+ - 8 miles long (Big Canyon to Big Falls)
Dead River - South Branch, Franklin County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Green Farm Br. to Flagstaff)
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 19 miles away
      Class I-IV - 8 miles long (Third East Branch to First East Branch)
 Ski Areas Near Kennebago River:
Saddleback, Maine , 19 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 27 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 30 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 33 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 34 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 39 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 47 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 49 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 50 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 51 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
 Marinas Near Kennebago River:
Haines Landing Marina, Rangeley , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Kennebago River:
The Perennial Inn, Rumford , 28 miles away
Grand Summit Resort Sunday River, Bethel , 30 miles away
The Victoria Inn Bed And Breakfast, Bethel , 33 miles away
Chapman Inn, Bethel , 33 miles away
The Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kennebago River:
Cupsuptic Campground, Oxford County, 4 miles away
North Camps, Oquossoc, 5 miles away
Rangeley Lake State Park, Oquossoc, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Kennebago River:
Milrose Trail, Oxford , 5 miles away
Bemis Trail, Franklin , 11 miles away
Bemis Stream Trail, Franklin , 13 miles away
Morrell Trail, Franklin , 13 miles away
Arnold Pond Trail, Franklin , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kennebago River:
Rangeley Lake State Park, Maine , 8 miles away
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine , 25 miles away
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kennebago River:
Evergreen Golf Club & Golf School, Rangeley , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Kennebago River
Cupsuptic Lake, Oxford , 5 miles away
Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Oxford , 8 miles away
Rangeley Lake, Franklin , 8 miles away

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