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Maine whitewater, Presumpscot River

Cumberland county, Sebago Lake to Pleasant Hill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-IV     2.5 miles
  The Sebago Lake to Pleasant Hill stretch of Presumpscot River is 2.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-IV section. If you're coming from Portland-South Portland it's not a long drive at all to the starting location. The scenic beauty of Maine and the water flowing gracefully down Presumpscot River make the trip here worthwhile. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good
    spots for that around here. The average Maine whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite
easy. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. There are no other sections to paddle along Presumpscot River than the Sebago Lake to Pleasant Hill section. There are some good hotels near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
Presumpscot River is a site with many visitors from Westbrook, and a short tour to Saccarappa Falls is always worthwhile. A visit to Crescent Beach State Park revitalizes the spirit, and one of the best things about this place is its proximity to Back Shore. This is a really good river. Two Lights State Park is a magnificent place to go if you're at Presumpscot River, and a day at Pine Point Beach is time well spent. The high level of precipitation makes Presumpscot River a quite wet site. The month with most of the rain is November, and the driest of the months is August.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Presumpscot River.
 Whitewater Near Presumpscot River:
Royal River, Cumberland County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Yarmouth Waterworks to Town Landing)
Chandler Brook, Cumberland County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Runaround Pond to Royal River)
Saco River, York County, 20 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 0.5 miles long (Limington Rips)
Saco River, Cumberland County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II+(V+) - 0.3 miles long (Steep Falls)
Crooked River, Oxford Cumberland County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Scribners Mill to US 302)
 Ski Areas Near Presumpscot River:
Lost Valley, Maine , 24 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 37 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 42 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 48 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 50 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 51 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 52 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 55 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 60 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 61 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
 Marinas Near Presumpscot River:
Dimillo's Marina, Portland , 8 miles away
Spring Point Marina, South Portland , 9 miles away
Richardson Boat Yard, Standish , 11 miles away
Yarmouth Boat Yard, Yarmouth , 14 miles away
Yankee Marina & Boat Yard, Yarmouth , 14 miles away
 Beaches Near Presumpscot River:
Pine Point Beach, Cumberland , 7 miles away
Back Shore, Cumberland , 7 miles away
Surfside Beach, York , 7 miles away
Western Beach, Cumberland , 8 miles away
Scarborough Beach, Cumberland , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Presumpscot River:
Super 8 Portland/Westbrook Area, Westbrook , 2 miles away
Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland , 2 miles away
Ramada Plaza Portland, Portland , 2 miles away
Portland Travelodge, Portland , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SOUTH PORTLAND, South Portland , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Presumpscot River:
Wassamki Springs Campground, Westbrook, 2 miles away
Wassamki Springs, Scarborough, 3 miles away
Bayley's Camping Resort, Scarborough, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Presumpscot River:
Crescent Beach State Park, Maine , 11 miles away
Two Lights State Park, Maine , 12 miles away
Bradbury Mountain State Park, Maine , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Presumpscot River:
Twin Falls Golf Club, Westbrook , 1 miles away
Rivermeadow Golf Club, Westbrook , 1 miles away
Sunset Ridge Golf Links, Westbrook , 1 miles away
 Lakes Near Presumpscot River
Highland Lake, Cumberland , 4 miles away
Sebago Lake Basin, Cumberland , 10 miles away
Chaffin Pond, Cumberland , 10 miles away

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