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Maine whitewater, Oyster River

Knox county, West Rockport to Warren section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     11.5 miles
  If you're coming from Rockland it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Maine and the water flowing gracefully down Oyster River beats anything. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the West Rockport to Warren stretch is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so
    if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. 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 West Rockport to Warren section of Oyster River in Knox County is 11.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking  
or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Really good skiing awaits you at Camden, and hiking along the Ragged Mountain Trail is tremendous fun. Hit the beach if you want, Laite Memorial Beach is practically right here, and during your visit here you'll meet some people from Thomaston for sure. This river is so perfect. On a great day it's a wonderful idea to spend the day at Lucia Beach. Going for a hike along the Mount Battie Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Camden Hills State Park is a pleasant site to go to on a beautiful day.

Oyster River, West Rockport to Warren road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Oyster River.
 Whitewater Near Oyster River:
Oyster River, Knox County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 11.5 miles long (West Rockport to Warren)
Ducktrap River, Waldo County, 14 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.5 miles long (Black Brook to Ducktrap Harbor)
St. George River, Waldo County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.3 miles long (Woodsmans Mills to Warren)
Goose River, Waldo County, 20 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Route 141 to Belfast)
Sheepscot River, Waldo Lincoln County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Sheepscot Pond to Somerville)
Pemaquid River, Lincoln County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Bristol to Pemaquid)
Damariscotta River, Lincoln County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 1.4 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (Monroe Center to West Winterport)
Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Coopers Mills to West Branch)
Sheepscot River - West Branch, Waldo Lincoln County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Weeks Mills to Sheepscot River)
 Ski Areas Near Oyster River:
Camden, Maine , 6 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 38 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 44 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 73 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 76 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 80 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 90 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
 Marinas Near Oyster River:
The Landings Marina, Rockland , 6 miles away
Landings Marina, Rockland , 6 miles away
 Beaches Near Oyster River:
Lucia Beach, Knox , 8 miles away
Laite Memorial Beach, Knox , 10 miles away
Narrow Place Beach, Knox , 17 miles away
Pebble Beach, Waldo , 17 miles away
Cals Beach, Waldo , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Oyster River:
The Captain Lindsey House, Rockland , 5 miles away
The Country Inn Camden-Rckprt, Rockport , 6 miles away
Strawberry Hill Seaside Inn, Rockport , 7 miles away
Island View Inn, Rockport , 7 miles away
Glen Cove Inn And Suites, Rockport , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Oyster River:
Saltwater Farm Campground, Thomaston, 2 miles away
Mic Mac Cove Campground, Union, 5 miles away
Lobster Buoy Campsite, South Thomaston, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Oyster River:
Ragged Mountain Trail, Knox , 6 miles away
Mount Battie Trail, Knox , 9 miles away
Mount Megunticook Trail, Knox , 9 miles away
Spring Brook Trail, Knox , 12 miles away
Hockomock Nature Trail, Lincoln , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Oyster River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 69 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 69 miles away
Camden Hills State Park, Maine , 12 miles away
Lake St. George State Park, Maine , 18 miles away
Damariscotta Lake State Park, Maine , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Oyster River:
Rockland Golf Club, Rockland , 5 miles away
Goose River Golf Course, Rockport , 7 miles away
Megunticook Golf Club, Rockport , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Oyster River
Pitcher Pond, Waldo , 14 miles away

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