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Maine whitewater, Penobscot River

Penobscot county, Mattawamkeag to Winn section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     2 miles
  If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The Mattawamkeag to Winn stretch of Penobscot River in Maine is 2 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Penobscot County and the water flowing gracefully down Penobscot River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You can pitch a tent
    or park your RV at a nearby campground. The Mattawamkeag to Winn stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maine are easier than the national norm, so better
not forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
Five Island Rapids is always fun to check out, and there are plenty of folks from Winn here. Penobscot River gets a normal amount of annual rainfall. November is the wettest month with most rain; the driest of the months is February. The warmest time of the year at Penobscot River arrives with high temperatures in the 70's while overnight lows are mostly in the 50's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Penobscot River.

Penobscot River, Mattawamkeag to Winn 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 Penobscot River.
 Whitewater Near Penobscot River:
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Mattawamkeag to Winn)
Mattawamkeag, Penobscot County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12.5 miles long (Kingman to Mattawamkeag)
Passadumkeag River, Penobscot County, 17 miles away
      Class V - 0.8 miles long (Saponac to Upper Lord Brook)
Macwahoc Stream, Aroostook County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 26 miles long (Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc)
Wytopitlock Stream, Aroostook County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Wytopitlock Lake to Mattawamkeag River)
Nicatous Stream, Hancock County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 7.8 miles long (Nicatous Lake to Pistol Green)
Whitewater Outfitter - New England Outdoor Center, Penobscot County, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Penobscot River - West Branch, Penobscot County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.5 miles long (Quackish Dam to Shad Pond)
Penobscot River - East Branch, Penobscot County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 20 miles long (Whetstone Falls to Medway)
Baskahegan Stream, Washington County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Lindsey Brook to Baskahegan Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Penobscot River:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 51 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 62 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 67 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 82 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 93 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Penobscot River:
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 23 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 24 miles away
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 25 miles away
Milford Motel On The River, Milford , 33 miles away
University Inn Academic Suites, Orono , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Penobscot River:
Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park, Mattawamkeag, 2 miles away
Sleeping Bear Camping, Lee, 9 miles away
Lakeside Camping, Lincoln, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Penobscot River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 55 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 55 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Penobscot River:
JATO Highland Golf Course, Lincoln , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Penobscot River
Mattanawcook Pond, Penobscot , 11 miles away

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