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Maine whitewater, Pleasant River - West Branch

Piscataquis county, Bear Brook to Long Pond Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     4.7 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Bangor, as you can see on the road map further down. The Bear Brook to Long Pond Road stretch of Pleasant River - West Branch in Maine is 4.7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section. The natural beauty of Maine and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good
    for a one day paddling trip. 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. Some people prefer whitewater
rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Bear Brook to Long Pond Road section is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Peaks-Kenny State Park is a good spot, and close
 
by you locate the Number Four Mountain Trail which is a glorious hiking trail. Screw Auger Falls is a stunning site to explore while you're at Pleasant River - West Branch. You need to go to The Jaws since you're here at Pleasant River - West Branch; you can hit the slopes at Big Squaw nearby. Hammond Street Pitch is something you shouldn't miss since you're here at Pleasant River - West Branch, and there is a glorious hiking trail close by called the Gulf Hagas Trail. Buttermilk Falls is always fun to check out. Summertime highs at Pleasant River - West Branch frequently tend to be in the 70's.

Pleasant River - West Branch, Bear Brook to Long Pond Road road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Pleasant River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 4.7 miles long (Bear Brook to Long Pond Road)
Ship Pond Stream, Piscataquis County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove)
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Bodfish Crossing to Willimantic)
Big Wilson Stream, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Willimantic to Earley' Landing)
Roach River, Piscataquis County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Kokadjo to Moosehead lake)
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Lower Wilson Pond to Bodfish Crossing)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.5 miles long (Dover-Foxcroft to Medford)
Pleasant River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Guernsey Brook to Upper Ebeemee Lake)
Nahmakanta Stream, Piscataquis County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.3 miles long (Nahmakanta Lake to Pemadumcook Lake)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Expeditions, Piscataquis County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Big Squaw, Maine , 12 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 41 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 43 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 63 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 71 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 72 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 87 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 93 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 100 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
East Cove Marina, Greenville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Brewster Inn, Dexter , 23 miles away
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 43 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 44 miles away
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 44 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 45 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Carl A. Newhall Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Shirley Mills, 2 miles away
Coyote Rocks, Shirley Mills, 3 miles away
Cloud Pond Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Shirley Mills, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Gulf Hagas Trail, Piscataquis , 1 miles away
Number Four Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 9 miles away
Auburn Log Hauling Road, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
Northwest Ridge Road, Piscataquis , 13 miles away
Number Two Trail, Piscataquis , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 11 miles away
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Foxcroft Golf Club, Dover Foxcroft , 16 miles away
Country View Golf Club, Brooks , 16 miles away
Piscataquis Country Club, Guilford , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Pleasant River - West Branch
Sebec Lake, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
First Roach Pond, Piscataquis , 12 miles away
Ragged Lake, Piscataquis , 14 miles away

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