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Maine whitewater, Pleasant River - East Branch

Piscataquis county, Lower Ebeemee to Brownville Junction section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     3.5 miles
  The wonderful Maine scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This is a bit of a short
    stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while
will have you coming back for more. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The starting location is a short drive from Bangor, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section of Pleasant River - East Branch is 3.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
At Pleasant River - East Branch you always meet
 
someone from Brownville, and on a glorious day you can take a hike along the Norton Trail. While you're here at Pleasant River - East Branch you can take a hike along the Pleasant River Trail. From a rainfall point of view Pleasant River - East Branch is a reasonably normal site. Through the month of July you get the most rain around here; February on the other hand is the driest. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Pleasant River - East Branch. Summer nighttime lows fall down to the 50's. High temperatures during the winter are normally in the 20's with winter lows in the-10's overnight here at Pleasant River - East Branch.

Pleasant River - East Branch, Lower Ebeemee to Brownville Junction 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, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Lower Ebeemee to Brownville Junction)
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Katahdin Iron Works to Brownville Junction)
Pleasant River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Guernsey Brook to Upper Ebeemee Lake)
Schoodic Stream, Piscataquis County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Schoodic Lake to Miol-Howland Road)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.4 miles long (Medford to Maxfield)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.5 miles long (Dover-Foxcroft to Medford)
Nahmakanta Stream, Piscataquis County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.3 miles long (Nahmakanta Lake to Pemadumcook Lake)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Garland to French Stream)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (French Stream to Kenduskeag)
Ship Pond Stream, Piscataquis County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove)
 Ski Areas Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
Big Squaw, Maine , 26 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 29 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 50 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 57 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 86 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 89 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
 Hotels Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
Brewster Inn, Dexter , 24 miles away
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 27 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 28 miles away
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 28 miles away
Four Points By Sheraton Bangor Airport, Bangor , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
Jo-mary Lake Campground, Millinocket, 7 miles away
Seboeis Private Reserve Land - The Pit, Brownville Junction, 12 miles away
Seboeis Private Reserve Land - Boat Landing, Brownville Junction, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
Pleasant River Trail, Piscataquis , 5 miles away
Norton Trail, Piscataquis , 6 miles away
Number Two Trail, Piscataquis , 7 miles away
Packards Trail, Piscataquis , 8 miles away
Jo-Mary Trail, Piscataquis , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 17 miles away
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 36 miles away
Swan Lake State Park, Maine , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pleasant River - East Branch:
Belgrade Lakes Greens & Grounds, Belgrade , 6 miles away
North Haven Golf Club, North Haven , 6 miles away
Foxcroft Golf Club, Dover Foxcroft , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Pleasant River - East Branch
Sebec Lake, Piscataquis , 17 miles away
South Twin Lake, Penobscot , 17 miles away
First Debsconeag Lake, Piscataquis , 20 miles away

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