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Maine whitewater, Narramissic River

Hancock county, Denham to Alamoosook Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     16.3 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Bangor, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of Maine and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. This section of Narramissic River in Hancock County is 16.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with
    plenty of places for that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all
set. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camp stove too.

Briefly about the general area:
A perfect beach close to Narramissic River is Bakeman Beach, and nearby you discover The Sand Bar
 
which is a good spot to stop at. There are nice locations to look at along the Blue Hill Trail, and a tour to Fort Point State Park revitalizes the soul. This is such a great river. Going for a hike on the Bald Mountain Trail is always a tremendous adventure. Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park is a splendid place to go if you're at Narramissic River, and the fine people of East Orland like to hang out nearby. If you're looking for a beach near Narramissic River, we recommend Hales Beach. Throughout the summertime months at Narramissic River temperatures are typically in the 70's with night lows in the 50's.

Narramissic River, Denham to Alamoosook 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 Narramissic River.
 Whitewater Near Narramissic River:
Narramissic River, Hancock County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 16.3 miles long (Denham to Alamoosook Lake)
Penobscot River, Hancock Waldo County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (South Orrington to Sandy Point)
Goose Falls, Hancock County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 0.2 miles long (Goose Falls Fd to same)
Branch Lake Stream, Hancock County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Branch Lake to Infant Street in Ellsworth)
Blue Hill Falls, Hancock County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Route 175 - Tidal Reversing Falls)
Souadabscook Stream, Penobscot County, 15 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.8 miles long (Manning Mill Bridge to Hampden)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (Rt. 15 to Bangor)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (West Winterport to Frankfort)
Union River, Hancock County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 0.5 miles long (Ellsworth Falls to Ellsworth)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Old Town 2nd Dam to Veazie Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Narramissic River:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 19 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 34 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 64 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 72 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Narramissic River:
Seal Ledge Marina, Penobscot , 7 miles away
Hamlin's Marina Hampden, Hampden , 12 miles away
 Beaches Near Narramissic River:
Hales Beach, Hancock , 13 miles away
Bakeman Beach, Hancock , 14 miles away
Redman Beach, Hancock , 15 miles away
Spragues Beach, Waldo , 15 miles away
Birchhead Shore, Hancock , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Narramissic River:
Fort Knox Inn Bucksport, Bucksport , 6 miles away
Vacationland Inn, Brewer , 11 miles away
Homestead Motel And Cottages, Ellsworth , 12 miles away
Fireside Inn And Suites Bangor, Bangor , 12 miles away
Hollywood Slots Hotel And Raceway, Bangor , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Narramissic River:
Balsam Cove Campground, Orland, 2 miles away
Whispering Pines Campground, East Orland, 2 miles away
Shady Oaks Campground and Cabins, Orland, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Narramissic River:
Bald Mountain Trail, Hancock , 8 miles away
Blue Hill Trail, Hancock , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Narramissic River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 35 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 35 miles away
Fort Point State Park, Maine , 9 miles away
Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine , 11 miles away
Moose Point State Park, Maine , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Narramissic River:
Bucksport Golf Club, Bucksport , 4 miles away
Lucerne Golf Course, Holden , 10 miles away
Castine Golf Club, Castine , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Narramissic River
Thurston Pond, Hancock , 5 miles away
Green Lake, Hancock , 15 miles away
Beech Hill Pond, Hancock , 18 miles away

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