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Maine whitewater, Mattawamkeag River - West Branch

Aroostook county, Route 11 to Haynesville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     39 miles
  If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The Route 11 to Haynesville stretch of Mattawamkeag River - West Branch in Aroostook County is 39 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often easier than in other
    states, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The beautiful scenery of Maine and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and
paddle. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother 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 rivers. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so it looks like you will be camping out. The Route 11 to Haynesville section is one of many paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
The Pierce Tote Road offers hiking at its best, and Mattawamkeag River - West Branch is not far at all from Island Falls. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Mattawamkeag River - West Branch; Kennedy Tote Road is a good local trail. Loon Ledge is near Mattawamkeag River - West Branch and is undeniably a pleasant place to visit, and if you're here, do take a journey to Pratt Cove. High temperatures at Mattawamkeag River - West Branch through the summer months are in the 70's, and the overnight is fairly cooler of course, typically in the 50's. Throughout the wintertime highs are ordinarily in the 20's; nighttime lows in the-10's for Mattawamkeag River - West Branch.

Mattawamkeag River - West Branch, Route 11 to Haynesville road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Mattawamkeag River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Mattawamkeag River - West Branch:
Mattawamkeag River - East Branch, Aroostook County, 7 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)
Macwahoc Stream, Aroostook County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 26 miles long (Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc)
St. Croix Stream, Aroostook County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Howe Brook to Aroostook River)
Mattawamkeag River - West Branch, Aroostook County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 39 miles long (Route 11 to Haynesville)
Mattawamkeag River, Aroostook / Penobscot County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 34.2 miles long (Haynesville to Kingman)
Baskahegan Stream, Aroostock County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (South Bancroft to Mattawamkeag River)
Meduxnekeag River - South Branch, Aroostook County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Hodgdon to Meduxnekeag River)
B Stream, Aroostock County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.3 miles long (6th Bridge to Houlton)
Mattawamkeag, Penobscot County, 26 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12.5 miles long (Kingman to Mattawamkeag)
 Ski Areas Near Mattawamkeag River - West Branch:
Bigrock, Maine , 35 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 77 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 81 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Mattawamkeag River - West Branch:
Shiretown Inn And Suites, Houlton , 24 miles away
Iveys Motor Lodge, Houlton , 26 miles away
Presque Isle Inn And Convention Center, Presque Isle , 34 miles away
The Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle , 34 miles away
Hampton Inn Presque Isle, Presque Isle , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mattawamkeag River - West Branch:
Birch Point Lodge Campgrounds, Island Falls, 7 miles away
Bowlin Camps Outfitters, Patten, 19 miles away
Camp Wapiti, Mt Chase, 19 miles away
 Trails Near Mattawamkeag River - West Branch:
Kennedy Tote Road, Aroostook , 12 miles away
Pierce Tote Road, Aroostook , 15 miles away
Potters Trail, Aroostook , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mattawamkeag River - West Branch:
Aroostook State Park, Maine , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mattawamkeag River - West Branch:
Va Jo Wa Golf Club, Island Falls , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Mattawamkeag River - West Branch
Mattawamkeag Lake, Aroostook , 1 miles away
Spaulding Lake, Aroostook , 7 miles away
Wytopitlock Lake, Aroostook , 10 miles away

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