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Maine whitewater, Mopang Stream

Washington county, Maine 9 to Machias Eddy section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     23.8 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Bangor, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The wonderful Maine scenery and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The Maine 9 to Machias Eddy section of Mopang Stream is 23.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short
    distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places
for that around here. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The Maine 9 to Machias Eddy section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.  
If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your camp stove too.

Briefly about the general area:
During your visit to Mopang Stream you'll meet some folks from Columbia Falls for sure. For the period of the warm days of summer at Mopang Stream temperatures are mostly in the 70's while overnight lows are generally in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's, and overnight lows all through the winter for Mopang Stream tend to be in the 0's. Mopang Stream is a wet spot that gets a good deal of rainfall.

Mopang Stream, Maine 9 to Machias Eddy 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 Mopang Stream.
 Whitewater Near Mopang Stream:
Machias River, Washington County, 3 miles away
      Class I-IV - 36.5 miles long (Maine Route 9 to Machias)
Mopang Stream, Washington County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.8 miles long (Maine 9 to Machias Eddy)
Pleasant River, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 33.5 miles long (Pleasant River Lake to Columbia Falls)
Old Stream, Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Second Lake to Machias River)
Mopang Stream, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.3 miles long (Mopang Lake to Maine 9)
Machias River - West Branch, Hancock Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.2 miles long (Lower Sabao Lake to Machias River)
Machias River, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 40 miles long (Fifth Machias Lake to Maine 9)
Narraguagus River, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class I-V - 17.3 miles long (Deblois to Cherryfield)
Narraguagus River - West Branch, Hancock Washington County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Denbow Peat Mine to Sprague Falls 1)
Grand Lake Stream, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (West Grand Lake to Big Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Mopang Stream:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 73 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 83 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Camden, Maine , 93 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
 Beaches Near Mopang Stream:
Dawn Marie Beach, Washington , 15 miles away
Jordan Beach, Washington , 15 miles away
Big Sand Beach, Washington , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Mopang Stream:
PROPERTY OFFLINE-11571, Bar Harbor , 33 miles away
West Street Hotel, Bar Harbor , 33 miles away
Primrose Inn-Historic Bar Harb, Bar Harbor , 33 miles away
Bar Harbor Villager Motel, Bar Harbor , 33 miles away
Chiltern Inn, Bar Harbor , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mopang Stream:
Machias River Corridor Private Reserve Land - Rt 9, Columbia Falls, 3 miles away
Machias River Corridor Private Reserve Land - River Rd #1, Columbia Falls, 5 miles away
Machias River Corridor Private Reserve Land - River Rd #2, Columbia Falls, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Mopang Stream:
Lead Mountain Trail, Hancock , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mopang Stream:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 33 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 33 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 28 miles away
Lamoine State Park, Maine , 36 miles away
 Lakes Near Mopang Stream
Clifford Lake, Washington , 17 miles away
Upper Sabao Lake, Hancock , 18 miles away
Nicatous Lake, Hancock , 19 miles away

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