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Maine whitewater, Kennebec River

Somerset county, Carry Brook to Forks section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     7.8 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Augusta-Waterville, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Kennebec River in Somerset County is 7.8 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Maine you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners.
    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. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors
are great reasons to come. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Carry Brook to Forks section is just one of them. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The natural beauty of Somerset County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This stretch has has enough  
mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to come across some friendly folks from West Forks here, and the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Moxie Falls. Going for a hike on the Arnolds Trail is always a wonderful adventure. Kennebec River gets a common amount of yearly rain. July is when you get the most rain here, and the driest of the months is February. For the duration of the warm months here at Kennebec River, high temperatures usually reach the 70's; the overnight is slightly chillier of course, mostly in the 50's.

Kennebec River, Carry Brook to Forks 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 Kennebec River.
 Whitewater Near Kennebec River:
Moxie Stream, Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Snowmobile bridge to Moxie Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Magic Falls Rafting, Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Three Rivers Whitewater, Somerset County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Crab Apple Whitewater., Somerset County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Outdoors Northern, Somerset County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Kennebec River, Somerset County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.8 miles long (Carry Brook to Forks)
Whitewater Outfitter - Northern Outdoors, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Moxie Outdoor Adventures, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Kennebec River, Somerset County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 3.5 miles long (Harris Station Dam to Carry Brook)
Whitewater Outfitter - New England Outdoor Center, Somerset County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Kennebec River:
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 30 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 37 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 38 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 45 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 46 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 60 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 64 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 71 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 76 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 76 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
 Hotels Near Kennebec River:
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 16 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 33 miles away
Colonial Valley Motel, Farmington , 39 miles away
Mount Blue Motel, Farmington , 39 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilton , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kennebec River:
Enchanted Outfitters & Lodge, West Forks, 3 miles away
Pleasant Pond Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Caratunk, 5 miles away
Northern Outdoors, The Forks, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Kennebec River:
Arnolds Trail, Somerset , 14 miles away
Big Squaw Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 17 miles away
Intake Trail, Piscataquis , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kennebec River:
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 29 miles away
 Lakes Near Kennebec River
Otter Pond, Somerset , 8 miles away
Big Indian Pond, Piscataquis , 14 miles away
Grace Pond, Somerset , 17 miles away

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