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Maine whitewater, Sandy River

Franklin county, Phillips through town section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     2.5 miles
  If you're coming from Lewiston-Auburn it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful Franklin County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better
    keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. 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. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. This is a short paddling stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for that around here. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Phillips  
through town stretch is just one of many. The Phillips through town stretch of Sandy River in Maine is 2.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody nearby loves skiing at Sugarloaf USA, and naturally, everybody loves Mt. Blue State Park. People from Phillips love to come to Sandy River, and there is a magnificent hiking trail nearby called the Brook Trail. This river is so wonderful. On a great day at Sandy River you can take a hike along the Piazza Rock Trail. During the summer here at Sandy River, high temperatures typically reach the 70's while night lows are commonly in the 50's.

Sandy River, Phillips through town 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 Sandy River.
 Whitewater Near Sandy River:
Sandy River, Franklin County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Phillips through town)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Phillips to Fairbanks Bridge)
Orbeton Stream, Franklin County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.8 miles long (Barnjum Stream to Sandy River)
Bowley Brook, Franklin County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (between Weld and Dryden)
Temple Stream, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Drury Pond to Sandy River)
Sandy River - South Branch, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Number Six Road to ME 4)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Smalls Falls to South Branch)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (South Branch to Phillips)
Wilson Stream, Franklin County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Wilton to East Wilton)
Carrabasset, Franklin Somerset County, 14 miles away
      Class I-IV - 20 miles long (Kingfield to US201A)
 Ski Areas Near Sandy River:
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 12 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 14 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 15 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 22 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 33 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 33 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 39 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 49 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 50 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 65 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
 Hotels Near Sandy River:
Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilton , 15 miles away
Mount Blue Motel, Farmington , 15 miles away
Colonial Valley Motel, Farmington , 15 miles away
The Perennial Inn, Rumford , 27 miles away
King's Hill Inn, South Paris , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sandy River:
Dummer's Beach, Weld, 8 miles away
Spaulding Mt Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Kingfield, 9 miles away
Mount Blue State Park, Weld, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Sandy River:
Piazza Rock Trail, Franklin , 14 miles away
Brook Trail, Franklin , 15 miles away
Fire Warden Trail, Somerset , 16 miles away
Chimney Trail, Franklin , 16 miles away
Bigelow Range Trail, Franklin , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sandy River:
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 5 miles away
Rangeley Lake State Park, Maine , 27 miles away
Range Ponds State Park, Maine , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sandy River:
Sugarloaf Golf Club, Carrabassett Valley , 12 miles away
Wilson Lake Country Club, Wilton , 14 miles away
Oakdale Country Club, Mexico , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Sandy River
Webb Lake, Franklin , 10 miles away

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