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Maine whitewater, Piscataquis River

Piscataquis county, Medford to Maxfield section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5.4 miles
 
We have 2000+ on the Piscataquis River and we rent.  Jamespatriciahatch@hotmail.com Says Patricia

This stretch of Piscataquis River is 5.4 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average Maine whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit
    easier to master than those in other states, so better not forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back
for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Medford to Maxfield section is one of them. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. The scenic beauty of Maine and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter,  
in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
There's good hiking along the Hardy Pond Trail, and you're sure to bump into some friendly people from Lagrange here. Good hiking is available along the Scutaze Trail. At Piscataquis River throughout the warm days of summer highs are in the 70's. During the moonlight hours it's regularly in the 50's. Through the winter the highs are regularly in the 20's, and night lows all through the winter for Piscataquis River tend to be in the-10's.

Piscataquis River, Medford to Maxfield road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Piscataquis River.
 Whitewater Near Piscataquis River:
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.4 miles long (Medford to Maxfield)
Schoodic Stream, Piscataquis County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Schoodic Lake to Miol-Howland Road)
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Katahdin Iron Works to Brownville Junction)
Pleasant River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Lower Ebeemee to Brownville Junction)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Kenduskeag to Route 15)
Penobscot River - West Branch, Penobscot County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.5 miles long (Quackish Dam to Shad Pond)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (Rt. 15 to Bangor)
Stillwater River, Penobscot County, 21 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Gilman Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - New England Outdoor Center, Penobscot County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (French Stream to Kenduskeag)
 Ski Areas Near Piscataquis River:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 24 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 40 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 55 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 59 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 93 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 96 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Piscataquis River:
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 21 miles away
Milford Motel On The River, Milford , 21 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 21 miles away
Black Bear Inn And Conference Center, Orono , 21 miles away
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Piscataquis River:
Seboeis Private Reserve Land - Endless Outlet, Lagrange, 9 miles away
Seboeis Private Reserve Land - Seboeis Outlet, Lagrange, 9 miles away
Pond Farm State Wildlife Management Area, Howland, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Piscataquis River:
Scutaze Trail, Piscataquis , 2 miles away
Hardy Pond Trail, Piscataquis , 2 miles away
Carry Trail, Piscataquis , 7 miles away
Lard Camp Trail, Piscataquis , 7 miles away
Shore Trail, Penobscot , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Piscataquis River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 62 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 62 miles away
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 30 miles away
Swan Lake State Park, Maine , 36 miles away
Fort Point State Park, Maine , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Piscataquis River:
Belgrade Lakes Greens & Grounds, Belgrade , 12 miles away
North Haven Golf Club, North Haven , 12 miles away
Hidden Meadows Golf Course, Old Town , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Piscataquis River
Holland Pond, Penobscot , 13 miles away
Pushaw Lake, Penobscot , 14 miles away
South Twin Lake, Penobscot , 17 miles away

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