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Maine whitewater, Musquacook Stream

Piscataquis county, 2nd Lake to Allagash River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     18 miles
  The 2nd Lake to Allagash River stretch of Musquacook Stream is 18 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maine tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions
    for lots of people. The put-in is not too far from Bangor, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are some good
sections to paddle in this river system, the 2nd Lake to Allagash River section is one of them. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. 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. This stretch has enough mileage  
for an overnight trip, so pack your sleeping bag.

Briefly about the general area:
Lower Horse Race Rapids is a striking place to stop by while you're at Musquacook Stream. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Chase Carry; a short trip to Horse Race Rapids is always worthwhile. A river like this is too good to miss. High temperatures at Musquacook Stream through the summertime are in the 70's. Summer overnight lows sink down to the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 20's, and nighttime lows at Musquacook Stream during the wintertime generally fall into the-10's. A normal amount of precipitation falls here at Musquacook Stream.

Musquacook Stream, 2nd Lake to Allagash 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 Musquacook Stream.
 Whitewater Near Musquacook Stream:
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (2nd Lake to Allagash River)
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (5th Lake to 2nd Lake)
Allagash River, Piscataquis County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 92 miles long (Chamberlain Lake to Allagash)
Big Brook River, Aroostook County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Dead Horse Gulch to Allagash River)
Munsungan Stream, Piscataquis Penobscot County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Chase Lake to Libby Camp)
Smith Brook, Piscataquis County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Haymock Lake to Eagle lake)
Falls Brook, Aroostook County, 23 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (Falls Pond to St. Francis River)
Ellis Brook, Piscataquis County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 1.8 miles long (Ellis Bog to Chamberlain Lake)
Allagash Stream, Piscataquis County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (Allagash Lake to Chamberlain Lake)
Webster Brook, Piscataquis County, 28 miles away
      Class I-V - 15 miles long (Telos Landing to Grand Lake Matagamon)
 Ski Areas Near Musquacook Stream:
Big Squaw, Maine , 48 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 93 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 95 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 97 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
 Campgrounds Near Musquacook Stream:
Round Pond Private Reserve Land, Clayton Lake, 7 miles away
Allagash Waterway - Churchill Dam, Clayton Lake, 12 miles away
Allagash Waterway - Jaws, Clayton Lake, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Musquacook Stream:
Chase Carry, Piscataquis , 12 miles away
Telephone Trail, Piscataquis , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Musquacook Stream
Lower Hudson Pond, Piscataquis , 14 miles away

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