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Maine whitewater, Orange River

Washington county, Halls Mills to Whiting section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     6.2 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. This stretch of Orange River in Washington County is 6.2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve
    in advance because these hotels fill up quick. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Halls Mills to Whiting stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Some people prefer whitewater rafting
and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The wonderful Maine scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
On a gorgeous day you can go to Jasper Beach II next to Orange River; a spree to Cobscook Bay State Park is
 
a great idea. Orange River is not far at all from Whiting, and a day at beautiful Davis Beach close to Orange River is a wonderful thing to do. At this river you will always have a good time. Orange River gets much water. The month of November is the wettest with most of the rain, and July is the month with the least moisture. Through the long summer days at Orange River temperatures are typically in the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 50's. Through the wintertime highs are frequently in the 20's, and after the sun is down throughout the winter temperatures at Orange River sink into the 0's.

Orange River, Halls Mills to Whiting road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Orange River.
 Whitewater Near Orange River:
Whiting Bay, Washington County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 7.5 miles long (Whiting to Cobscook Reversing Falls)
Orange River, Washington County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Halls Mills to Whiting)
Hobart Stream, Washington County, 4 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay)
Dennys River, Washington County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Rt 86 to 2.5 mi downstream)
Cobscook Falls, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Dennys Bay to Cobscook Bay)
Chase Mills Stream, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 1.5 miles long (Gardner Lake to East Machias)
Dennys River, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Gilman Dam to Route 86)
Cathance Stream, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-V - 18 miles long (Lake Cathance to Dennysville)
Northern Inlet, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Rt. 191 to Mud Landing)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 20 miles away
      Class II-V - 2 miles long (Milltown to Calais)
 Ski Areas Near Orange River:
Bigrock, Maine , 96 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near Orange River:
Davis Beach, Washington , 9 miles away
Jasper Beach II, Washington , 13 miles away
Jasper Beach, Washington , 14 miles away
Grays Beach, Washington , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Orange River:
Cutler Coast Private Reserve Land, Cutler, 7 miles away
Reversing Falls Park, Pembroke, 8 miles away
Knowlton's Seashore Campground, Perry, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Orange River:
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Lubec - ME , 16 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine , 5 miles away
Quoddy Head State Park, Maine , 17 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Orange River
Orange Lake, Washington , 2 miles away
Lake Cathance, Washington , 13 miles away
Hadley Lake, Washington , 16 miles away

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