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Maine whitewater, Marsh Stream

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

 

CLASS I-III     6.5 miles
 
A great class fun run. Awesome slide got flat rock rapid which is between 150 and 200 feet long. anything about 2.5 feet on the bridge is good to go. Gauge on AW is faulty. Says Chris

The put-in is not too far from Rockland, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The West Winterport to Frankfort section of Marsh Stream in Waldo County is 6.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III
    section by American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Waldo County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maine are easier than the national norm, so better not
forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. 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. The campgrounds here at Marsh Stream are pretty good. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area  
you'll find lots of paddling spots. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
A day at pretty Billys Shore near Marsh Stream is a perfect thing to do. Places like Swan Lake State Park are great to visit, and you'll meet a lot of people from Frankfort here. This is a really good river. Moose Point State Park is a magnificent place to explore, and you can spend the day on the beach at Spragues Beach. Gotta ski! New Hermon Mountain is a nice place to do that. During the summertime months at Marsh Stream highs are mostly in the 70's.

Marsh Stream, West Winterport to Frankfort road map
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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-III - 6.5 miles long (West Winterport to Frankfort)
Souadabscook Stream, Penobscot County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.8 miles long (Manning Mill Bridge to Hampden)
Penobscot River, Hancock Waldo County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (South Orrington to Sandy Point)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (Monroe Center to West Winterport)
Goose River, Waldo County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Route 141 to Belfast)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (Rt. 15 to Bangor)
Goose Falls, Hancock County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 0.2 miles long (Goose Falls Fd to same)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Kenduskeag to Route 15)
Ducktrap River, Waldo County, 17 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.5 miles long (Black Brook to Ducktrap Harbor)
Narramissic River, Hancock County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 16.3 miles long (Denham to Alamoosook Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Marsh Stream:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 9 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 25 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 49 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 62 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 87 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 97 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 99 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
 Marinas Near Marsh Stream:
Hamlin's Marina Hampden, Hampden , 11 miles away
Seal Ledge Marina, Penobscot , 12 miles away
 Beaches Near Marsh Stream:
Spragues Beach, Waldo , 12 miles away
Billys Shore, Waldo , 14 miles away
Cals Beach, Waldo , 15 miles away
Pebble Beach, Waldo , 16 miles away
Redman Beach, Hancock , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Marsh Stream:
Baits Motel, Searsport , 7 miles away
Fort Knox Inn Bucksport, Bucksport , 9 miles away
BEST WESTERN White House Inn, Bangor , 9 miles away
Colonial Gables Oceanfront, Belfast , 10 miles away
Gull Motel, Belfast , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Marsh Stream:
Ridge Ranch Family Campground, Hampden, 8 miles away
Searsport Shores Ocean Front Campground, Searsport, 9 miles away
Shady Acres RV and Campgrounds, Carmel, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Marsh Stream:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 50 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 50 miles away
Swan Lake State Park, Maine , 5 miles away
Moose Point State Park, Maine , 9 miles away
Fort Point State Park, Maine , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Marsh Stream:
Streamside Golf Course, Winterport , 3 miles away
Hampden Country Club, Hampden , 7 miles away
Searsport Pines Golf Course, Searsport , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Marsh Stream
Thurston Pond, Hancock , 14 miles away
Pitcher Pond, Waldo , 17 miles away

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