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Maine whitewater, Narraguagus River

Washington county, Deer Lake to Deblois section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     25 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Maine you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The starting point is not too far from Bangor, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Deer Lake to Deblois section of Narraguagus River in Washington County is 25 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater
    according to American 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. The nature
scenery of Washington County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your camping stuff too. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.  
There's camping available near Narraguagus River.

Briefly about the general area:
On a good day at Narraguagus River you can take a hike along the Lead Mountain Trail, and Black Beach is pretty nearby if you're in a beach type of mood. There is a pleasant hiking trail right next door to Narraguagus River called the Eagle Lake Trail; you can hit the beach if you want, Schoodic Beach is practically right here. This is a great river. Narraguagus River gets lots of water. Most of the rain falls during November, and February is when it's the driest. Summertime at Narraguagus River arrives with high temperatures in the 70's.

Narraguagus River, Deer Lake to Deblois 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 Narraguagus River.
 Whitewater Near Narraguagus River:
Narraguagus River - West Branch, Hancock Washington County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Denbow Peat Mine to Sprague Falls 1)
Union River - East Branch, Hancock County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.4 miles long (Steep Landing to West Branch)
Mopang Stream, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.3 miles long (Mopang Lake to Maine 9)
Narraguagus River, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class I-V - 17.3 miles long (Deblois to Cherryfield)
Narraguagus River, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Deer Lake to Deblois)
Pleasant River, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 33.5 miles long (Pleasant River Lake to Columbia Falls)
Machias River - West Branch, Hancock Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.2 miles long (Lower Sabao Lake to Machias River)
Mopang Stream, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.8 miles long (Maine 9 to Machias Eddy)
Union River - West Branch, Hancock County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Great Pond to Goodwin Bridge)
Nicatous Stream, Hancock County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 7.8 miles long (Nicatous Lake to Pistol Green)
 Ski Areas Near Narraguagus River:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 58 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 79 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 84 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 96 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Beaches Near Narraguagus River:
Black Beach, Hancock , 14 miles away
Schoodic Beach, Hancock , 15 miles away
Big Sand Beach, Washington , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Narraguagus River:
Sea Breeze Motel, Bar Harbor , 25 miles away
PROPERTY OFFLINE-11571, Bar Harbor , 25 miles away
West Street Hotel, Bar Harbor , 25 miles away
Primrose Inn-Historic Bar Harb, Bar Harbor , 25 miles away
Bar Harbor Villager Motel, Bar Harbor , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Narraguagus River:
Duck Lake Private Reserve Land - Gassabias Lake, Springfield, 11 miles away
Duck Lake Private Reserve Land - Duck Lake, Springfield, 14 miles away
Donnell Pond Private Reserve Land, Sorrento, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Narraguagus River:
Lead Mountain Trail, Hancock , 2 miles away
Eagle Lake Trail, Hancock , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Narraguagus River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 25 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 25 miles away
Lamoine State Park, Maine , 25 miles away
 Lakes Near Narraguagus River
Upper Lead Mountain Pond, Hancock , 5 miles away
Upper Sabao Lake, Hancock , 9 miles away
Nicatous Lake, Hancock , 10 miles away

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