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Maine whitewater, Mattawamkeag River - East Branch

Aroostook county, Smyrna Mills to Haynesville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     27 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Bangor, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Smyrna Mills to Haynesville stretch of Mattawamkeag River - East Branch in Maine is 27 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. 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.
    For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maine tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in
this state are pretty easy. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Smyrna Mills to Haynesville stretch is just one of many. The natural beauty of Maine and the cool fresh water have people coming here. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
Good hiking is available along the Kennedy Tote Road, and lots of people from Oakfield come here. There's fine hiking along the Pierce Tote Road. Mattawamkeag River - East Branch is a good place of typical rain. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain, and February is when it's the driest. Throughout the summer months highs here at Mattawamkeag River - East Branch reach the 70's, and through the night it cools down to the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's; after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Mattawamkeag River - East Branch dip into the-10's.

Mattawamkeag River - East Branch, Smyrna Mills to Haynesville 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 - East Branch.
 Whitewater Near Mattawamkeag River - East Branch:
Mattawamkeag River - East Branch, Aroostook County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Smyrna Mills to Haynesville)
Wytopitlock Stream, Aroostook County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Wytopitlock Lake to Mattawamkeag River)
Mattawamkeag River, Aroostook / Penobscot County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 34.2 miles long (Haynesville to Kingman)
Baskahegan Stream, Aroostock County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (South Bancroft to Mattawamkeag River)
Meduxnekeag River - South Branch, Aroostook County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Hodgdon to Meduxnekeag River)
B Stream, Aroostock County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.3 miles long (6th Bridge to Houlton)
Macwahoc Stream, Aroostook County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 26 miles long (Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc)
St. Croix Stream, Aroostook County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Howe Brook to Aroostook River)
Mattawamkeag River - West Branch, Aroostook County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 39 miles long (Route 11 to Haynesville)
Baskahegan Stream, Washington County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Lindsey Brook to Baskahegan Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Mattawamkeag River - East Branch:
Bigrock, Maine , 31 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 81 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 87 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Mattawamkeag River - East Branch:
Shiretown Inn And Suites, Houlton , 18 miles away
Iveys Motor Lodge, Houlton , 21 miles away
Presque Isle Inn And Convention Center, Presque Isle , 33 miles away
The Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle , 34 miles away
Hampton Inn Presque Isle, Presque Isle , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mattawamkeag River - East Branch:
Birch Point Lodge Campgrounds, Island Falls, 13 miles away
My Brothers Place, Houlton, 19 miles away
Wilde Pines Campground, Monticello, 20 miles away
 Trails Near Mattawamkeag River - East Branch:
Kennedy Tote Road, Aroostook , 11 miles away
Pierce Tote Road, Aroostook , 12 miles away
Potters Trail, Aroostook , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mattawamkeag River - East Branch:
Aroostook State Park, Maine , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mattawamkeag River - East Branch:
Va Jo Wa Golf Club, Island Falls , 12 miles away
Houlton Community Golf Course, Houlton , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Mattawamkeag River - East Branch
Mattawamkeag Lake, Aroostook , 6 miles away
Spaulding Lake, Aroostook , 6 miles away
Wytopitlock Lake, Aroostook , 10 miles away

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