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Maine whitewater, Mopang Stream

Washington county, Mopang Lake to Maine 9 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     8.3 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Maine and the water flowing gracefully down Mopang Stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of Mopang Stream in Maine is 8.3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whitewater rafting and kayaking
    spots in Maine are easier than the national norm, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with
the area there's a road map further down the page. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. The campgrounds here at Mopang Stream are pretty good. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
 
A journey to Big Sand Beach right next door to Mopang Stream is always a fine idea; don't forget to have a look at Parker Cove if you're here. Dawn Marie Beach is in close proximity to Mopang Stream and is a beautiful beach to pop by, and there are great locations to explore along the Lead Mountain Trail. This river is always fun. Mopang Stream generally gets much rain. Most of the rain falls during November, and the driest of the months is February. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Mopang Stream with overnight lows in the 50's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 20's; winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Mopang Stream.

Mopang Stream, Mopang Lake to Maine 9 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:
Mopang Stream, Washington County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.8 miles long (Maine 9 to Machias Eddy)
Mopang Stream, Washington County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.3 miles long (Mopang Lake to Maine 9)
Pleasant River, Washington County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 33.5 miles long (Pleasant River Lake to Columbia Falls)
Machias River - West Branch, Hancock Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.2 miles long (Lower Sabao Lake to Machias River)
Narraguagus River, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class I-V - 17.3 miles long (Deblois to Cherryfield)
Machias River, Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 36.5 miles long (Maine Route 9 to Machias)
Narraguagus River - West Branch, Hancock Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Denbow Peat Mine to Sprague Falls 1)
Machias River, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 40 miles long (Fifth Machias Lake to Maine 9)
Union River - East Branch, Hancock County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.4 miles long (Steep Landing to West Branch)
Old Stream, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Second Lake to Machias River)
 Ski Areas Near Mopang Stream:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 66 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 81 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Camden, Maine , 87 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
 Beaches Near Mopang Stream:
Dawn Marie Beach, Washington , 14 miles away
Big Sand Beach, Washington , 15 miles away
Black Beach, Hancock , 19 miles away
Jordan Beach, Washington , 19 miles away
Schoodic Beach, Hancock , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Mopang Stream:
PROPERTY OFFLINE-11571, Bar Harbor , 30 miles away
West Street Hotel, Bar Harbor , 30 miles away
Primrose Inn-Historic Bar Harb, Bar Harbor , 30 miles away
Bar Harbor Villager Motel, Bar Harbor , 30 miles away
Anchorage Motel, Bar Harbor , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mopang Stream:
Machias River Corridor Private Reserve Land - River Rd #2, Columbia Falls, 7 miles away
Machias River Corridor Private Reserve Land - River Rd #1, Columbia Falls, 8 miles away
Machias River Corridor Private Reserve Land - First Machias Lake, Wesley, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Mopang Stream:
Lead Mountain Trail, Hancock , 10 miles away
Eagle Lake Trail, Hancock , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mopang Stream:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 30 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 30 miles away
Lamoine State Park, Maine , 32 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 36 miles away
 Lakes Near Mopang Stream
Upper Sabao Lake, Hancock , 11 miles away
Nicatous Lake, Hancock , 12 miles away
Upper Lead Mountain Pond, Hancock , 13 miles away

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