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Maine whitewater, Macwahoc Stream

Aroostook county, Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     26 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Maine you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The starting location is a short drive from Bangor, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. 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. The Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc stretch of Macwahoc Stream in Aroostook County is 26 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. Getting your
paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The natural beauty of Maine and the water flowing gracefully down Macwahoc Stream beats anything. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Sherman here at Macwahoc Stream. Macwahoc Stream gets a typical amount of rainfall. Of all the months in a year November is the one with the most rain, and February is when it's the driest. All through the summertime highs here at Macwahoc Stream reach the 70's with night lows in the 50's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 20's; night lows all through the winter for Macwahoc Stream tend to be in the 0's.

Macwahoc Stream, Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc 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 Macwahoc Stream.
 Whitewater Near Macwahoc Stream:
Macwahoc Stream, Aroostook County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 26 miles long (Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc)
Wytopitlock Stream, Aroostook County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Wytopitlock Lake to Mattawamkeag River)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Mattawamkeag to Winn)
Mattawamkeag, Penobscot County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12.5 miles long (Kingman to Mattawamkeag)
Mattawamkeag River, Aroostook / Penobscot County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 34.2 miles long (Haynesville to Kingman)
Mattawamkeag River - East Branch, Aroostook County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Smyrna Mills to Haynesville)
Mattawamkeag River - West Branch, Aroostook County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 39 miles long (Route 11 to Haynesville)
Baskahegan Stream, Aroostock County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (South Bancroft to Mattawamkeag River)
Penobscot River - East Branch, Penobscot County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 20 miles long (Whetstone Falls to Medway)
Baskahegan Stream, Washington County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Lindsey Brook to Baskahegan Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Macwahoc Stream:
Bigrock, Maine , 49 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 63 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 72 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 94 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
 Hotels Near Macwahoc Stream:
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 28 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 29 miles away
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 30 miles away
Shiretown Inn And Suites, Houlton , 36 miles away
Iveys Motor Lodge, Houlton , 39 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Macwahoc Stream:
Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park, Mattawamkeag, 12 miles away
Birch Point Lodge Campgrounds, Island Falls, 12 miles away
Bowlin Camps Outfitters, Patten, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Macwahoc Stream:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 66 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 66 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Macwahoc Stream:
Va Jo Wa Golf Club, Island Falls , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Macwahoc Stream
Wytopitlock Lake, Aroostook , 9 miles away
Mattawamkeag Lake, Aroostook , 14 miles away

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