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

 

CLASS II-IV     12.5 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Bangor, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. 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 some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Kingman to Mattawamkeag section is one of them. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people
coming from far and near. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your sleeping bag. The wonderful Maine scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Mattawamkeag attract people from near and far. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This section of Mattawamkeag is 12.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-IV section. Whether you're  
whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Mattawamkeag you'll almost certainly meet some people from Winn. Summertime highs at Mattawamkeag mostly tend to be in the 70's with overnight lows in the 50's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Mattawamkeag. The annual rainfall here at Mattawamkeag is about average. Of all the months in a year November is the one with the most rain, and the driest month is February.

Mattawamkeag, Kingman to Mattawamkeag 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.
 Whitewater Near Mattawamkeag:
Mattawamkeag, Penobscot County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12.5 miles long (Kingman to Mattawamkeag)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Mattawamkeag to Winn)
Passadumkeag River, Penobscot County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 0.8 miles long (Saponac to Upper Lord Brook)
Macwahoc Stream, Aroostook County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 26 miles long (Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc)
Wytopitlock Stream, Aroostook County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Wytopitlock Lake to Mattawamkeag River)
Nicatous Stream, Hancock County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 7.8 miles long (Nicatous Lake to Pistol Green)
Baskahegan Stream, Washington County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Lindsey Brook to Baskahegan Lake)
Mattawamkeag River, Aroostook / Penobscot County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 34.2 miles long (Haynesville to Kingman)
Whitewater Outfitter - New England Outdoor Center, Penobscot County, 26 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Baskahegan Stream, Aroostock County, 27 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (South Bancroft to Mattawamkeag River)
 Ski Areas Near Mattawamkeag:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 53 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 61 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 70 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 83 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 96 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Mattawamkeag:
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 25 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 26 miles away
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 27 miles away
Milford Motel On The River, Milford , 34 miles away
University Inn Academic Suites, Orono , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mattawamkeag:
Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park, Mattawamkeag, 1 miles away
Sleeping Bear Camping, Lee, 8 miles away
Lakeside Camping, Lincoln, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mattawamkeag:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 55 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 55 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mattawamkeag:
JATO Highland Golf Course, Lincoln , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Mattawamkeag
Mattanawcook Pond, Penobscot , 13 miles away
Wytopitlock Lake, Aroostook , 19 miles away

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