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Maine whitewater, Magalloway River

Oxford county, Third East Branch to First East Branch section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-IV     8 miles
  This stretch of Magalloway River is 8 miles long and has been rated as a class I-IV section by American Whitewater. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. If you're coming from Berlin it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further
    down. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. This is not the only paddling
stretch in this river system, there are others too. The nature scenery of Maine and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Throughout the months of summer here at Magalloway River, high temperatures generally get into the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures descend down into the 50's. All through the wintertime this place gets highs in the 20's, and overnight lows at Magalloway River through the wintertime typically drop into the-10's. Magalloway River sees pretty high levels of precipitation. August is when you get the most rain here, and February is the month with the least moisture.

Magalloway River, Third East Branch to First East Branch 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 Magalloway River.
 Whitewater Near Magalloway River:
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 2 miles away
      Class I-IV - 8 miles long (Third East Branch to First East Branch)
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (Parmachenee Lake to Aziscohos Lake)
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Aziscohos Dam to Wilsons Mills)
Dead River - North Branch, Franklin County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 19 miles long (Chain Lakes to Eustis)
Kennebago River, Franklin Oxford County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Kennebago Lake to Bridge)
Diamond River, Coos County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Swift Diamond to Wentworth Location)
Rapid River, Oxford County, 23 miles away
      Class IV - 5.25 miles long (Pond in River to Lake Umbagog)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 0.5 miles long (Errol Rapids)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Bragg's Bay to Pontook)
Swift Cambridge River, Oxford County, 28 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Route 26 to Dead Cambridge River)
 Ski Areas Near Magalloway River:
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 36 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 38 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 42 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 46 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 49 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 50 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 53 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 57 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 57 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
 Marinas Near Magalloway River:
Haines Landing Marina, Rangeley , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Magalloway River:
Grand Summit Resort Sunday River, Bethel , 40 miles away
The Perennial Inn, Rumford , 42 miles away
Royalty Inn, Gorham , 43 miles away
Gorham Motor Inn, Gorham , 43 miles away
Top Notch Inn, Gorham , 43 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Magalloway River:
Deer Mountain Campground, Coos County, 13 miles away
Cupsuptic Campground, Oxford County, 16 miles away
 Trails Near Magalloway River:
Arnold Trail, Franklin , 17 miles away
Arnold Pond Trail, Franklin , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Magalloway River:
Rangeley Lake State Park, Maine , 25 miles away
Dixville Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 26 miles away
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine , 31 miles away
 Lakes Near Magalloway River
Parmachenee Lake, Oxford , 4 miles away
Boundary Pond, Coos , 8 miles away
Third Connecticut Lake, Coos , 14 miles away

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