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Maine whitewater, Marsh Stream

Waldo county, Monroe Center to West Winterport section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     9.5 miles
  The wonderful Waldo County scenery and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The put-in location is a short drive from Rockland, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners.
    The Monroe Center to West Winterport section of Marsh Stream in Maine is 9.5 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an
area with plenty of spots for 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. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the
 
general area:
Swan Lake State Park is a glorious site to stretch your legs a bit, and everyone close by loves skiing at New Hermon Mountain. One of the best things about Marsh Stream is its proximity to Cals Beach, and if you're visiting from Monroe, you won't be the only one. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Beaches are great; and Spragues Beach close to Marsh Stream is no exception, and Moose Point State Park is a striking location any time of year. Marsh Stream gets a normal amount of yearly precipitation. The month with most of the rain is November while February is typically the driest month.

Marsh Stream, Monroe Center to West Winterport 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 Marsh Stream.
 Whitewater Near Marsh Stream:
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (Monroe Center to West Winterport)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (West Winterport to Frankfort)
Goose River, Waldo County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Route 141 to Belfast)
Souadabscook Stream, Penobscot County, 11 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.8 miles long (Manning Mill Bridge to Hampden)
Penobscot River, Hancock Waldo County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (South Orrington to Sandy Point)
Ducktrap River, Waldo County, 15 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.5 miles long (Black Brook to Ducktrap Harbor)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Kenduskeag to Route 15)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (Rt. 15 to Bangor)
Goose Falls, Hancock County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 0.2 miles long (Goose Falls Fd to same)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (French Stream to Kenduskeag)
 Ski Areas Near Marsh Stream:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 11 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 22 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 44 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 60 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 81 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 92 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 93 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
 Marinas Near Marsh Stream:
Hamlin's Marina Hampden, Hampden , 16 miles away
Seal Ledge Marina, Penobscot , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Marsh Stream:
Spragues Beach, Waldo , 14 miles away
Cals Beach, Waldo , 15 miles away
Pebble Beach, Waldo , 15 miles away
Billys Shore, Waldo , 16 miles away
Redman Beach, Hancock , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Marsh Stream:
Yankee Clipper Motel, Belfast , 9 miles away
Seascape Motel & Cottages, Belfast , 9 miles away
Belfast Harbor Inn, Belfast , 9 miles away
Fireside Inn And Suites-Belfast, Belfast , 9 miles away
Gull Motel, Belfast , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Marsh Stream:
Shady Acres RV and Campgrounds, Carmel, 8 miles away
The Moorings Campground, Belfast, 9 miles away
Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort, Belfast, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Marsh Stream:
Spring Brook Trail, Knox , 18 miles away
Mount Megunticook Trail, Knox , 19 miles away
Mount Battie Trail, Knox , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Marsh Stream:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 55 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 55 miles away
Swan Lake State Park, Maine , 2 miles away
Moose Point State Park, Maine , 9 miles away
Fort Point State Park, Maine , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Marsh Stream:
Streamside Golf Course, Winterport , 3 miles away
Searsport Pines Golf Course, Searsport , 7 miles away
Hampden Country Club, Hampden , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Marsh Stream
Pitcher Pond, Waldo , 14 miles away
Thurston Pond, Hancock , 19 miles away

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