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Maine whitewater, Pleasant River - West Branch

Piscataquis county, Katahdin Iron Works to Brownville Junction section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     10 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Bangor. The beautiful scenery of Maine and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Katahdin Iron Works to Brownville Junction stretch of Pleasant River - West Branch in Piscataquis County is 10 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier
    than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. Not too many hotels nearby,
you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The campgrounds here at Pleasant River - West Branch are pretty good. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. The Katahdin Iron Works to Brownville Junction stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Pleasant River - West
 
Branch is not far at all from Brownville, and you can go for a hike on the Pleasant River Trail. Going for a hike on the Norton Trail is always a nice adventure. Pleasant River - West Branch is a good site of normal rain. July is when you get the most rain here, and February is when it's the driest. All through the warm months highs here at Pleasant River - West Branch reach the 70's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 50's. Highs during the wintertime are generally in the 20's, and all through the dark hours in the winter at Pleasant River - West Branch temperatures sink to the-10's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Pleasant River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Pleasant River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Lower Ebeemee to Brownville Junction)
Schoodic Stream, Piscataquis County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Schoodic Lake to Miol-Howland Road)
Pleasant River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Guernsey Brook to Upper Ebeemee Lake)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.5 miles long (Dover-Foxcroft to Medford)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.4 miles long (Medford to Maxfield)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Garland to French Stream)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (French Stream to Kenduskeag)
Nahmakanta Stream, Piscataquis County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.3 miles long (Nahmakanta Lake to Pemadumcook Lake)
Ship Pond Stream, Piscataquis County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove)
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 22 miles away
      Class V - 4.7 miles long (Bear Brook to Long Pond Road)
 Ski Areas Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Big Squaw, Maine , 27 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 28 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 48 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 55 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 84 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 88 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
 Hotels Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Brewster Inn, Dexter , 23 miles away
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 28 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 29 miles away
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 30 miles away
BEST WESTERN White House Inn, Bangor , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Jo-mary Lake Campground, Millinocket, 5 miles away
Seboeis Private Reserve Land - The Pit, Brownville Junction, 13 miles away
Seboeis Private Reserve Land - Boat Landing, Brownville Junction, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Norton Trail, Piscataquis , 7 miles away
Pleasant River Trail, Piscataquis , 7 miles away
Number Two Trail, Piscataquis , 8 miles away
Northwest Ridge Road, Piscataquis , 8 miles away
Auburn Log Hauling Road, Piscataquis , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 16 miles away
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 36 miles away
Swan Lake State Park, Maine , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pleasant River - West Branch:
Belgrade Lakes Greens & Grounds, Belgrade , 5 miles away
North Haven Golf Club, North Haven , 5 miles away
Foxcroft Golf Club, Dover Foxcroft , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Pleasant River - West Branch
Sebec Lake, Piscataquis , 16 miles away
South Twin Lake, Penobscot , 19 miles away

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