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Maine whitewater, Ossipee River

Oxford York county, North Highway border to Saco River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     12.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Maine and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. The North Highway border to Saco River section of Ossipee River in Maine is 12.5 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The put-in is not too far from Portland-South Portland, if you're not familiar
    with the area there's a road map further down the page. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The average Maine
whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the North Highway border to Saco River section is one of them. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. There's camping  
available near Ossipee River.

Briefly about the general area:
Skiing at Shawnee Peak is one of those things you just have to do, and if you want to hit the beach, Lake Ivanhoe Beach is close by. People from Parsonsfield love to come to Ossipee River, and a tour to Providence Lake Beach is always a great idea. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. The high level of rainfall makes Ossipee River a pretty wet location. All through November this area sees the most rain while September is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Summertime highs at Ossipee River generally tend to be in the 80's; during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Ossipee River, North Highway border to Saco River 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 Ossipee River.
 Whitewater Near Ossipee River:
Ossipee River, Oxford York County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (North Highway border to Saco River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid River Rafting, Carroll County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little Ossipee River, York County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 28 miles long (Balch Pond to Saco River)
Ossipee River, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Lake Ossipee to Kezar Falls Maine)
Saco River, Cumberland County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II+(V+) - 0.3 miles long (Steep Falls)
Saco River, York County, 17 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 0.5 miles long (Limington Rips)
Little River, York County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (US202 to Lord Road)
Saco River - East Branch, Carroll County, 23 miles away
      Class IV - 2.1 miles long (Route 302 at Lower Bartlett)
Crooked River, Oxford County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (North Waterford to East Waterford)
Little River, York County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Stackpole Bridge to Hubbard Road)
 Ski Areas Near Ossipee River:
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 14 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 14 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 20 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 27 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 31 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 33 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 33 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 35 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Ossipee River:
Kezar Lake Marina, Lovell , 18 miles away
Moose Landing Marina, Naples , 19 miles away
Long Beach Marina, Sebago , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Ossipee River:
Providence Lake Beach, Carroll , 9 miles away
Lake Ivanhoe Beach, Carroll , 12 miles away
Great East Lake Beach, Carroll , 12 miles away
Lovell Lake Beach, Carroll , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Ossipee River:
Admiral Peary Inn, Fryeburg , 12 miles away
Pleasant Mountain Inn, Bridgton , 17 miles away
Highland Lake Resort, Bridgton , 17 miles away
Clarendon Motel, North Conway , 18 miles away
Merrill Farm Resort, North Conway , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ossipee River:
Windsong Campgrounds, Parsonsfield, 3 miles away
River Run Canoe Rental and Camping, Brownfield, 6 miles away
Woodland Acres Campground, Brownfield, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Ossipee River:
Province Brook Trail, Carroll , 18 miles away
Weeks Brook Trail, Carroll , 18 miles away
Kearsarge Trail, Carroll , 19 miles away
Shingle Pond Trail, Carroll , 20 miles away
Gemini Trail, Carroll , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ossipee River:
Sebago Lake State Park, Maine , 22 miles away
White Lake State Park, New Hampshire , 23 miles away
Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park, Maine , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ossipee River:
Red Barn, South Berwick , 12 miles away
Bridgton Highlands Country Club, Bridgton , 17 miles away
Indian Mound Golf Club, Center Ossipee , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Ossipee River
West Pond, York , 3 miles away
Pequawket Pond, Oxford , 6 miles away
Bryant Pond, Oxford , 7 miles away

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