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Maine whitewater, Munsungan Stream

Piscataquis Penobscot county, Chase Lake to Libby Camp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     16 miles
  The Chase Lake to Libby Camp stretch of Munsungan Stream in Maine is 16 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The nature scenery of Maine and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats
    anything. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The nearby hotels are
a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Chase Lake to Libby Camp section is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. There's camping available near Munsungan Stream.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking
 
is available along the Mooseleuk Tote Road; hiking is a popular thing to do around Munsungan Stream; Munsungan Lake Tote Road is a good local trail. For the duration of the summertime months highs here at Munsungan Stream get into the 70's, and throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. Highs through the winter are frequently in the 20's; overnight lows in the-10's for Munsungan Stream. Munsungan Stream is a good spot of typical precipitation. Throughout the month of July you get the most rain around here while February is regularly the driest month.

Munsungan Stream, Chase Lake to Libby Camp road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Munsungan Stream.
 Whitewater Near Munsungan Stream:
Millinocket Stream, Penobscot County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Millinocket Lake to Libby Camp)
Munsungan Stream, Piscataquis Penobscot County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Chase Lake to Libby Camp)
Penobscot River - East Branch, Penobscot County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 38 miles long (Grand Lake Matagamon to Whetstone Falls)
Machias River, Washington Hancock County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 32 miles long (Big Machias Lake to Aroostook River)
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (5th Lake to 2nd Lake)
Webster Brook, Piscataquis County, 21 miles away
      Class I-V - 15 miles long (Telos Landing to Grand Lake Matagamon)
Nesowadnehunk Stream River, Piscataquis County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 13 miles long (Nesowadnehunk to Daicey Pond Brook)
Seboeis River, Penobscot County, 22 miles away
      Class I-IV - 22.3 miles long (Hay Brook to East Branch Penobscot)
Smith Brook, Piscataquis County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Haymock Lake to Eagle lake)
Fish River, Aroostook County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.5 miles long (Round Pond to Ferguson Brook)
 Ski Areas Near Munsungan Stream:
Big Squaw, Maine , 44 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 72 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 76 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 93 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
 Beaches Near Munsungan Stream:
Gilman Beach, Aroostook , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Munsungan Stream:
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 37 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 37 miles away
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Munsungan Stream:
Scraggly Lake Private Reserve Land - Green Pond, Oxbow, 10 miles away
Baxter State Park -Trout Brook Farm, Oxbow, 11 miles away
Scraggly Lake Private Reserve Land - Scraggly Lake, Oxbow, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Munsungan Stream:
Mooseleuk Tote Road, Piscataquis , 5 miles away
Munsungan Lake Tote Road, Penobscot , 5 miles away
Eagle Lake Tote Road, Piscataquis , 10 miles away
Millinocket Lake Tote Road, Penobscot , 10 miles away
Freezeout Road, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Munsungan Stream
Mooseleuk Lake, Piscataquis , 6 miles away
Lower Hudson Pond, Piscataquis , 13 miles away

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