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Maine whitewater, Kennebec River - West Outlet

Somerset Piscataquis county, Moosehead Lake to Indian Pond section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. This section of Kennebec River - West Outlet is 10 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for
    that. The beautiful scenery of Somerset Piscataquis County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The Moosehead Lake to Indian Pond stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this
river system. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. There's camping available near Kennebec River - West Outlet. The starting  
point is not too far from Augusta-Waterville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.

Briefly about the general area:
There are great sites to discover along the Big Squaw Mountain Trail, and a journey to Lily Bay State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. Go for a hike on the Intake Trail. Summertime at Kennebec River - West Outlet arrives with high temperatures in the 70's; during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. All through the winter the highs are mostly in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Kennebec River - West Outlet are in the-10's.

Kennebec River - West Outlet, Moosehead Lake to Indian Pond 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 - West Outlet.
 Whitewater Near Kennebec River - West Outlet:
Kennebec River - East Outlet, Somerset County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Moosehead Lake Route 15 Bridge to Indian Pond)
Kennebec River - West Outlet, Somerset Piscataquis County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Moosehead Lake to Indian Pond)
Moose River, Somerset County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Long Pond to Brassua Lake)
Kennebec River, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 3.5 miles long (Harris Station Dam to Carry Brook)
Kennebec River, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.8 miles long (Carry Brook to Forks)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Expeditions, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Penobscot River - West Branch, Somerset County, 15 miles away
      Class III+ - 2.5 miles long (Seboomook Dam to Roll Dam Campsite)
Piscataquis River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Oakes Bog to Blanchard)
Piscataquis River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Shirley Mills to Blanchard)
Moxie Stream, Somerset County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Snowmobile bridge to Moxie Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Kennebec River - West Outlet:
Big Squaw, Maine , 31 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 42 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 46 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 54 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 62 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 70 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 77 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 79 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Camden, Maine , 80 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 88 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
 Marinas Near Kennebec River - West Outlet:
East Cove Marina, Greenville , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Kennebec River - West Outlet:
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 28 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 40 miles away
Brewster Inn, Dexter , 43 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kennebec River - West Outlet:
Little Moose Private Reserve Land, Greenville Junction, 9 miles away
Caseys Spencer Bay Campground, Piscataquis County, 12 miles away
Lily Bay State Park - Rowell Cove, Greenville Junction, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Kennebec River - West Outlet:
Big Squaw Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 7 miles away
Intake Trail, Piscataquis , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kennebec River - West Outlet:
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 15 miles away
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kennebec River - West Outlet:
MT Kineo Golf Course, Rockwood , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Kennebec River - West Outlet
Moosehead Lake, Piscataquis , 7 miles away
Big Indian Pond, Piscataquis , 8 miles away

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