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Maine whitewater, Salmon Brook

Aroostook county, New Dunn Town Road to Aroostook River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     4 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Bangor, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful Maine scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The New Dunn Town Road to Aroostook River section of Salmon Brook is 4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon
    trip. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance
because these hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Salmon Brook you'll most likely meet some people
 
from Washburn, and Aroostook State Park is a great location to stretch your legs a bit. Salmon Brook is right by the Old Dam Tote Road. During the summer months highs here at Salmon Brook get into the 70's. Summer overnight lows fall down to the 50's. Throughout the winter this place gets highs in the 10's with winter lows in the-10's overnight here at Salmon Brook. An average amount of rainfall falls at Salmon Brook. Through August this area sees the most rain; the driest month is February.

Salmon Brook, New Dunn Town Road to Aroostook River 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 Salmon Brook.
 Whitewater Near Salmon Brook:
Salmon Brook, Aroostook County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (New Dunn Town Road to Aroostook River)
Squa Pan Stream, Aroostook County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (Squa Pan Lake to Aroostook River)
St. Croix Stream, Aroostook County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Howe Brook to Aroostook River)
Aroostook River, Aroostock County, 24 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.5 miles long (Fort Fairfield to Saint John River)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon Brook:
Bigrock, Maine , 27 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 94 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon Brook:
Hampton Inn Presque Isle, Presque Isle , 13 miles away
The Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle , 13 miles away
Presque Isle Inn And Convention Center, Presque Isle , 13 miles away
Crown Park Inn, Caribou , 13 miles away
Iveys Motor Lodge, Houlton , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon Brook:
Aroostook River Camping and Recreation, Caribou, 13 miles away
Neil E Michaud Campground, Presque Isle, 15 miles away
Aroostook State Park, Presque Isle, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon Brook:
Old Dam Tote Road, Aroostook , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salmon Brook:
Aroostook State Park, Maine , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Salmon Brook:
Caribou Country Club, Caribou , 12 miles away
Enman Riverside Discount Golf, Caribou , 13 miles away
Limestone Country Club, Limestone , 19 miles away

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