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Maine whitewater, Moose River

Somerset county, Long Pond to Brassua Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Augusta-Waterville, as you can see on the road map further down. The beautiful scenery of Somerset County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. This stretch of Moose River is 5 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting some good exercise and just
    hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Long Pond to Brassua Lake section is one of them. No matter if you're whitewater rafting
or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
 
On a tremendous day at Moose River you can take a hike along the Big Squaw Mountain Trail, and the Intake Trail is a good hiking trail nearby. Summer at Moose River comes with high temperatures in the 70's. Once the sun is down it plunges down to the 50's. For the duration of the winter the highs are ordinarily in the 20's with temperatures at Moose River dipping down into the-10's during winter nights. The amount of rain that falls at Moose River is close to the national average. July is the month that gets the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Moose River, Long Pond to Brassua Lake 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 Moose River.
 Whitewater Near Moose River:
Moose River, Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Long Pond to Brassua Lake)
Kennebec River - West Outlet, Somerset Piscataquis County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Moosehead Lake to Indian Pond)
Kennebec River - East Outlet, Somerset County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Moosehead Lake Route 15 Bridge to Indian Pond)
Kennebec River, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 3.5 miles long (Harris Station Dam to Carry Brook)
Penobscot River - West Branch, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class III+ - 2.5 miles long (Seboomook Dam to Roll Dam Campsite)
Kennebec River, Somerset County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.8 miles long (Carry Brook to Forks)
Moxie Stream, Somerset County, 17 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Snowmobile bridge to Moxie Falls)
Penobscot River - South Branch, Somerset County, 17 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Canada Falls Lake to Pittston Farm)
Penobscot River - South Branch, Somerset County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.5 miles long (Bridge to Canada Falls Dam)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Expeditions, Piscataquis County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Moose River:
Big Squaw, Maine , 32 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 45 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 47 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 56 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 62 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 73 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 78 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 82 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Camden, Maine , 84 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 89 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
 Marinas Near Moose River:
East Cove Marina, Greenville , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Moose River:
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 30 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 44 miles away
Brewster Inn, Dexter , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Moose River:
Seboomook wilderness Campground, Rockwood, 11 miles away
Penobscot River Corridor - Seboomook Ledge, Greenville Junction, 12 miles away
Penobscot River Corridor - Seboomook Dam, Greenville Junction, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Moose River:
Big Squaw Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
Intake Trail, Piscataquis , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Moose River:
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Moose River:
MT Kineo Golf Course, Rockwood , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Moose River
Moosehead Lake, Piscataquis , 9 miles away
Big Indian Pond, Piscataquis , 12 miles away

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