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Maine whitewater, Meduxnekeag River - South Branch

Aroostook county, Hodgdon to Meduxnekeag River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     4 miles
  The Hodgdon to Meduxnekeag River stretch of Meduxnekeag River - South Branch is 4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The put-in location is a short drive from Bangor, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Maine and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. On this section you do get some distance, it's
    good length for a morning trip. The Hodgdon to Meduxnekeag River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. No shortage of good hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular
destination. The campgrounds here at Meduxnekeag River - South Branch are pretty good. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Meduxnekeag
 
River - South Branch is right by the Pierce Tote Road, and Meduxnekeag River - South Branch is a site with many visitors from Houlton. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Potters Trail. Meduxnekeag River - South Branch gets a common amount of precipitation. All through July this area sees the most rain; February is the month with the least moisture. At Meduxnekeag River - South Branch through the months of summer highs are in the 70's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. For the period of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 20's, and night lows at Meduxnekeag River - South Branch during the winter commonly fall into the 0's.

Meduxnekeag River - South Branch, Hodgdon to Meduxnekeag River 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 Meduxnekeag River - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Meduxnekeag River - South Branch:
Meduxnekeag River - South Branch, Aroostook County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Hodgdon to Meduxnekeag River)
B Stream, Aroostock County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.3 miles long (6th Bridge to Houlton)
Baskahegan Stream, Aroostock County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (South Bancroft to Mattawamkeag River)
Mattawamkeag River, Aroostook / Penobscot County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 34.2 miles long (Haynesville to Kingman)
Mattawamkeag River - East Branch, Aroostook County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Smyrna Mills to Haynesville)
Wytopitlock Stream, Aroostook County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Wytopitlock Lake to Mattawamkeag River)
St. Croix Stream, Aroostook County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Howe Brook to Aroostook River)
 Ski Areas Near Meduxnekeag River - South Branch:
Bigrock, Maine , 22 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 95 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Meduxnekeag River - South Branch:
Shiretown Inn And Suites, Houlton , 4 miles away
Iveys Motor Lodge, Houlton , 8 miles away
Presque Isle Inn And Convention Center, Presque Isle , 30 miles away
The Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle , 31 miles away
Hampton Inn Presque Isle, Presque Isle , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Meduxnekeag River - South Branch:
My Brothers Place, Houlton, 5 miles away
Wilde Pines Campground, Monticello, 10 miles away
Mountain View Campground, Danforth, 20 miles away
 Trails Near Meduxnekeag River - South Branch:
Potters Trail, Aroostook , 12 miles away
Pierce Tote Road, Aroostook , 14 miles away
Kennedy Tote Road, Aroostook , 16 miles away
Sweets Trail, Aroostook , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Meduxnekeag River - South Branch:
Aroostook State Park, Maine , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Meduxnekeag River - South Branch:
Houlton Community Golf Course, Houlton , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Meduxnekeag River - South Branch
North Lake, Aroostook , 14 miles away
Spaulding Lake, Aroostook , 16 miles away
Grand Lake, Aroostook , 19 miles away

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