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Maine whitewater, Penobscot River - West Branch

Somerset county, Seboomook Dam to Roll Dam Campsite section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+     2.5 miles
  The Seboomook Dam to Roll Dam Campsite stretch of Penobscot River - West Branch in Maine is 2.5 miles long and it is classified as a class III+ section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Somerset County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. 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. The campgrounds here at Penobscot River - West Branch are pretty good. If you're coming from Augusta-Waterville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further
down. This is a pretty short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. The  
sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
You ought to stop at Mud Cove when you're here at Penobscot River - West Branch. From a rain point of view Penobscot River - West Branch is a quite normal location. Through the month of July you get the most rain around here, and February on the other hand is the driest. Summer brings highs in the 70's to Penobscot River - West Branch, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Penobscot River - West Branch, Seboomook Dam to Roll Dam Campsite 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 - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Penobscot River - West Branch:
Penobscot River - West Branch, Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Class III+ - 2.5 miles long (Seboomook Dam to Roll Dam Campsite)
Moose River, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Long Pond to Brassua Lake)
Kennebec River - West Outlet, Somerset Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Moosehead Lake to Indian Pond)
Baker Branch, Somerset County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 26.5 miles long (Fourth St. John Pond to Baker Lake)
Kennebec River - East Outlet, Somerset County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Moosehead Lake Route 15 Bridge to Indian Pond)
Caucomgomoc Stream, Piscataquis County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Caucomgomoc Lake to Black Pond)
Penobscot River - South Branch, Somerset County, 20 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Canada Falls Lake to Pittston Farm)
Penobscot River - South Branch, Somerset County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.5 miles long (Bridge to Canada Falls Dam)
Roach River, Piscataquis County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Kokadjo to Moosehead lake)
Penobscot River - North Branch, Somerset County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.8 miles long (Big Bog Dam to Pittston Farm)
 Ski Areas Near Penobscot River - West Branch:
Big Squaw, Maine , 28 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 55 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 58 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 68 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 73 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 77 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 89 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Le Massif, Quebec , 90 miles away, 2526 foot drop, 4 lifts, 49 runs
Camden, Maine , 91 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 94 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
 Hotels Near Penobscot River - West Branch:
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 43 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Penobscot River - West Branch:
Penobscot River Corridor - Seboomook Dam, Greenville Junction, 2 miles away
Penobscot River Corridor - Roll Dam Group, Greenville Junction, 2 miles away
Penobscot River Corridor - Seboomook Ledge, Greenville Junction, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Penobscot River - West Branch:
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Penobscot River - West Branch:
MT Kineo Golf Course, Rockwood , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Penobscot River - West Branch
Moosehead Lake, Piscataquis , 13 miles away

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