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Maine whitewater, Nahmakanta Stream

Piscataquis county, Nahmakanta Lake to Pemadumcook Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     5.3 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Bangor, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch of Nahmakanta Stream in Piscataquis County is 5.3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Piscataquis County and the water flowing gracefully down Nahmakanta Stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting a good workout
    and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as
well. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a glorious hiking adventure along the Blue Trail, and going for a hike along the Telephone Trail will
 
let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Nahmakanta Stream gets a common amount of yearly rain. July is the month that gets the most rain; February on the other hand is the driest. During the summer, highs usually are in the 70's at Nahmakanta Stream. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures drop down into the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Nahmakanta Stream are in the-10's.

Nahmakanta Stream, Nahmakanta Lake to Pemadumcook 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 Nahmakanta Stream.
 Whitewater Near Nahmakanta Stream:
Nahmakanta Stream, Piscataquis County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.3 miles long (Nahmakanta Lake to Pemadumcook Lake)
Nesowadnehunk Stream, Piscataquis County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Little Niagara to Penobscot River)
Pleasant River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Guernsey Brook to Upper Ebeemee Lake)
Penobscot River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 17 miles long (Ripogenus Gorge to Debsconeag)
Nesowadnehunk Stream River, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 13 miles long (Nesowadnehunk to Daicey Pond Brook)
Sandy Stream, Piscataquis Penobscot County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Lower Togue Pond to Millicocket Lake)
Pleasant River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Lower Ebeemee to Brownville Junction)
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Katahdin Iron Works to Brownville Junction)
Webster Brook, Piscataquis County, 20 miles away
      Class I-V - 15 miles long (Telos Landing to Grand Lake Matagamon)
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 23 miles away
      Class V - 4.7 miles long (Bear Brook to Long Pond Road)
 Ski Areas Near Nahmakanta Stream:
Big Squaw, Maine , 18 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 46 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 60 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 73 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 92 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 93 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 93 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Hotels Near Nahmakanta Stream:
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 25 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 26 miles away
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 27 miles away
Brewster Inn, Dexter , 38 miles away
Milford Motel On The River, Milford , 48 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nahmakanta Stream:
Penobscot River Corridor - Second Debsconeag Lake, Brownville Junction, 3 miles away
Penobscot River Corridor - Big Minister Pond, Brownville Junction, 3 miles away
Nahmakanta Private Reserve Land - Nahmakanta South End, Brownville Junction, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Nahmakanta Stream:
Blue Trail, Piscataquis , 5 miles away
Telephone Trail, Piscataquis , 8 miles away
Abol Trail, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
Abot Trail, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
Abol Trail, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nahmakanta Stream:
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 27 miles away
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 34 miles away
 Lakes Near Nahmakanta Stream
First Debsconeag Lake, Piscataquis , 6 miles away
South Twin Lake, Penobscot , 15 miles away
Ragged Lake, Piscataquis , 19 miles away

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