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Maine whitewater, Mattawamkeag River

Aroostook Penobscot county, Haynesville to Kingman section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     34.2 miles
 
Lodging in this area can be done at www.eastbranchlodge.com along the river in Haynesville. camp rentals & snowmobile rentals & guided hunting Says Paul Dorward

The average Maine whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The starting location is a short drive from Bangor, as you can see on the road map
    further down. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Haynesville to Kingman stretch is just one of them. 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. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. Now this is a pretty long section, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good  
spots. The nature scenery of Aroostook / Penobscot County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to stumble upon some friendly folks from Kingman here. Summer brings highs in the 70's to Mattawamkeag River while overnight lows are generally in the 50's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 20's, and night lows through the winter for Mattawamkeag River tend to be in the 0's. From a precipitation point of view Mattawamkeag River is a pretty typical location. Most of the rain falls throughout November, and February on the other hand is the driest.

Mattawamkeag River, Haynesville to Kingman 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 Mattawamkeag River.
 Whitewater Near Mattawamkeag River:
Wytopitlock Stream, Aroostook County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Wytopitlock Lake to Mattawamkeag River)
Mattawamkeag River, Aroostook / Penobscot County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 34.2 miles long (Haynesville to Kingman)
Mattawamkeag, Penobscot County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12.5 miles long (Kingman to Mattawamkeag)
Baskahegan Stream, Aroostock County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (South Bancroft to Mattawamkeag River)
Baskahegan Stream, Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Lindsey Brook to Baskahegan Lake)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Mattawamkeag to Winn)
Macwahoc Stream, Aroostook County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 26 miles long (Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc)
Nicatous Stream, Hancock County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 7.8 miles long (Nicatous Lake to Pistol Green)
Passadumkeag River, Penobscot County, 23 miles away
      Class V - 0.8 miles long (Saponac to Upper Lord Brook)
Mattawamkeag River - East Branch, Aroostook County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Smyrna Mills to Haynesville)
 Ski Areas Near Mattawamkeag River:
Bigrock, Maine , 50 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 65 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 81 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 95 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
 Hotels Near Mattawamkeag River:
Shiretown Inn And Suites, Houlton , 34 miles away
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 37 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 37 miles away
Iveys Motor Lodge, Houlton , 38 miles away
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mattawamkeag River:
Old Farm Inn, Springfield, 13 miles away
Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park, Mattawamkeag, 14 miles away
Sleeping Bear Camping, Lee, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mattawamkeag River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 59 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 59 miles away
 Lakes Near Mattawamkeag River
Wytopitlock Lake, Aroostook , 10 miles away
Upper Hot Brook Lake, Washington , 15 miles away
Junior Lake, Penobscot , 18 miles away

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