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Maine whitewater, Pleasant River - East Branch

Piscataquis county, Guernsey Brook to Upper Ebeemee Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     8 miles
  This section of Pleasant River - East Branch in Piscataquis County is 8 miles long and is a class III-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Piscataquis County and the water flowing gracefully down Pleasant River - East Branch make the trip here worthwhile. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those 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. The Guernsey Brook to Upper Ebeemee Lake section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. If you're a camper you can camp
at one of the great campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter,  
this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Gauntlet Falls is a perfect local attraction; you can have a magnificent hiking adventure along the Pleasant River Trail. Put some time aside to spend at Mud Gauntlet Falls if you're here at Pleasant River - East Branch. Hiking along the Jo-Mary Trail is tremendous fun. The amount of rainfall that falls at Pleasant River - East Branch is close to the national average. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Pleasant River - East Branch, Guernsey Brook to Upper Ebeemee Lake 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 Pleasant River - East Branch.
 Whitewater Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
Pleasant River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Guernsey Brook to Upper Ebeemee Lake)
Pleasant River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Lower Ebeemee to Brownville Junction)
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Katahdin Iron Works to Brownville Junction)
Nahmakanta Stream, Piscataquis County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.3 miles long (Nahmakanta Lake to Pemadumcook Lake)
Schoodic Stream, Piscataquis County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Schoodic Lake to Miol-Howland Road)
Nesowadnehunk Stream, Piscataquis County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Little Niagara to Penobscot River)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.4 miles long (Medford to Maxfield)
Sandy Stream, Piscataquis Penobscot County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Lower Togue Pond to Millicocket Lake)
Penobscot River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 17 miles long (Ripogenus Gorge to Debsconeag)
Nesowadnehunk Stream River, Piscataquis County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 13 miles long (Nesowadnehunk to Daicey Pond Brook)
 Ski Areas Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
Big Squaw, Maine , 23 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 36 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 55 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 64 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 90 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 91 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 96 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Hotels Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 23 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 24 miles away
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 25 miles away
Brewster Inn, Dexter , 31 miles away
Four Points By Sheraton Bangor Airport, Bangor , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
Cooper Brook Falls Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Brownville Junction, 6 miles away
Potaywadjo Spring Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Brownville Junction, 8 miles away
Seboeis Private Reserve Land - The Pit, Brownville Junction, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
Jo-Mary Trail, Piscataquis , 4 miles away
Pleasant River Trail, Piscataquis , 6 miles away
Number Two Trail, Piscataquis , 6 miles away
Packards Trail, Piscataquis , 6 miles away
Norton Trail, Piscataquis , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 21 miles away
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
Belgrade Lakes Greens & Grounds, Belgrade , 13 miles away
North Haven Golf Club, North Haven , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Pleasant River - East Branch
First Debsconeag Lake, Piscataquis , 12 miles away
South Twin Lake, Penobscot , 12 miles away

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