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Maine whitewater, Little Androscoggin River

Oxford county, West Paris to South Paris section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     12 miles
  The scenic beauty of Maine and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you
    coming back for more. The starting location is a short drive from Lewiston-Auburn, as you can see on the road map further down. The West Paris to South Paris section of Little Androscoggin River in Maine is 12 miles long
and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. This is one of a small number  
of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Little Androscoggin River without first paying a visit to Bisco Falls. The skiing at Mount Abram is tremendous; a tremendous site is Snow Falls Gorge. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Little Androscoggin River is not far at all from Norway. The annual rainfall here at Little Androscoggin River is about average. Throughout the month of August you get the most rain around here; February is when it's the driest. At Little Androscoggin River through the months of summer highs are in the 70's, and all through the night it cools down to the 50's.

Little Androscoggin River, West Paris to South Paris road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Little Androscoggin River.
 Whitewater Near Little Androscoggin River:
Little Androscoggin River, Oxford County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (West Paris to South Paris)
Nezinscot River - West Branch, Oxford County, 8 miles away
      Class -blank- - 17 miles long (Headwaters to Buckfield)
Little Androscoggin River, Oxford County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Bryant Pond to Tubbs School)
Crooked River, Oxford Cumberland County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (East Waterford to Scribners Mill)
Crooked River, Oxford Cumberland County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Scribners Mill to US 302)
Nezinscot River, Androscoggin County, 13 miles away
      Class -blank- - 13.5 miles long (Headwaters to Androscoggin River)
Crooked River, Oxford County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (North Waterford to East Waterford)
Crooked River, Oxford County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Albany to North Waterford)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 20 miles away
      Class V - 0.1 miles long (Smalls Falls)
Swift River, Oxford County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Rt 17 Bridge to Mexico)
 Ski Areas Near Little Androscoggin River:
Mount Abram, Maine , 12 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 16 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 19 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 22 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 23 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 32 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 33 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 41 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 42 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 43 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
 Marinas Near Little Androscoggin River:
Norway Lake Marina, Norway , 4 miles away
Long Lake Marina, Naples , 16 miles away
Moose Landing Marina, Naples , 16 miles away
Mooselanding Marina, Casco , 17 miles away
Big Lake Marina, Casco , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Androscoggin River:
King's Hill Inn, South Paris , 3 miles away
Blackberry River Inn, Norfolk , 11 miles away
The Perennial Inn, Rumford , 14 miles away
Highland Lake Resort, Bridgton , 17 miles away
Pleasant Mountain Inn, Bridgton , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Androscoggin River:
Two Lakes Camping, Oxford, 9 miles away
Littlefield Beaches Campground, Oxford County, 11 miles away
Vacationland Campground, Harrison, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Little Androscoggin River:
Albany Brook Trail, Oxford , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Androscoggin River:
Sebago Lake State Park, Maine , 18 miles away
Range Ponds State Park, Maine , 18 miles away
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Androscoggin River:
Paris Hill Country Club, South Paris , 3 miles away
Norway Country Club, Norway , 3 miles away
Oakdale Country Club, Mexico , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Androscoggin River
Pennesseewassee Lake, Oxford , 3 miles away
Thompson Lake, Oxford , 11 miles away
Pleasant Lake, Cumberland , 12 miles away

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