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Maine whitewater, Nezinscot River - West Branch

Oxford county, Headwaters to Buckfield section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The natural beauty of Oxford County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The starting location is a short drive from Lewiston-Auburn, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There's camping available near Nezinscot River
    - West Branch. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots
of good places for that around here. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Nezinscot River - West Branch there are plenty of folks from Sumner. For the period of the days of summer, highs generally
 
are in the 70's at Nezinscot River - West Branch. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's with temperatures at Nezinscot River - West Branch dipping down into the 0's during winter nights. All the water falling down from the sky makes Nezinscot River - West Branch a wet place. November is the month that gets the most rain, and February on the other hand is the driest.

Nezinscot River - West Branch, Headwaters to Buckfield 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 Nezinscot River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Nezinscot River - West Branch:
Nezinscot River, Androscoggin County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 13.5 miles long (Headwaters to Androscoggin River)
Nezinscot River - West Branch, Oxford County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 17 miles long (Headwaters to Buckfield)
Little Androscoggin River, Oxford County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (West Paris to South Paris)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 0.1 miles long (Smalls Falls)
Little Androscoggin River, Oxford County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Bryant Pond to Tubbs School)
Bowley Brook, Franklin County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (between Weld and Dryden)
Crooked River, Oxford Cumberland County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (East Waterford to Scribners Mill)
Crooked River, Oxford Cumberland County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Scribners Mill to US 302)
Wilson Stream, Franklin County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Wilton to East Wilton)
Swift River, Oxford County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Rt 17 Bridge to Mexico)
 Ski Areas Near Nezinscot River - West Branch:
Lost Valley, Maine , 16 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 16 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 19 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 23 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 29 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 30 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 30 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 35 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 49 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 51 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
 Marinas Near Nezinscot River - West Branch:
Norway Lake Marina, Norway , 12 miles away
 Beaches Near Nezinscot River - West Branch:
Auburn Municipal Beach, Androscoggin , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Nezinscot River - West Branch:
King's Hill Inn, South Paris , 9 miles away
Blackberry River Inn, Norfolk , 17 miles away
The Perennial Inn, Rumford , 17 miles away
Residence Inn Auburn, Auburn , 19 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Auburn , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nezinscot River - West Branch:
Camp Wekeela, Canton, 4 miles away
Honey Run Beach and Campgrounds, Peru, 5 miles away
Hebron Pines Campground, Hebron, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nezinscot River - West Branch:
Range Ponds State Park, Maine , 17 miles away
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 19 miles away
Sebago Lake State Park, Maine , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Nezinscot River - West Branch:
Paris Hill Country Club, South Paris , 6 miles away
Norway Country Club, Norway , 10 miles away
Oakdale Country Club, Mexico , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Nezinscot River - West Branch
Pennesseewassee Lake, Oxford , 11 miles away
Little Androscoggin River Reservoir, Androscoggin , 13 miles away
Thompson Lake, Oxford , 15 miles away

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