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Maine whitewater, Sandy Stream

Piscataquis Penobscot county, Lower Togue Pond to Millicocket Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Bangor, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The scenic beauty of Piscataquis Penobscot County and the water flowing gracefully down Sandy Stream beats anything. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state
    are very easy. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. This stretch of Sandy Stream in Maine is 10.5 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according
to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camping stuff. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This river system has a few good paddling stretches  
and the Lower Togue Pond to Millicocket Lake section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Chimney Pond Trail; Pickerel Cove is nearby and always nice to stop at. Go for a hike on the Sand Bank Trail. Sandy Stream is a good location of normal precipitation. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain; the driest month is February. Through the summertime months at Sandy Stream temperatures are regularly in the 70's, and the overnight is rather colder of course, usually in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's while Sandy Stream overnight low temperatures through the winter are in the-10's.

Sandy Stream, Lower Togue Pond to Millicocket Lake 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 Stream.
 Whitewater Near Sandy Stream:
Sandy Stream, Piscataquis Penobscot County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Lower Togue Pond to Millicocket Lake)
Millinocket Stream, Penobscot County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Millinocket Lake to Shad Pond)
Penobscot River - West Branch, Penobscot County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.5 miles long (Quackish Dam to Shad Pond)
Wassataquoik Stream, Penobscot County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Deasy Pond Outlet to East Br. Penobscot River)
Whitewater Outfitter - New England Outdoor Center, Penobscot County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Nesowadnehunk Stream River, Piscataquis County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 13 miles long (Nesowadnehunk to Daicey Pond Brook)
Nesowadnehunk Stream, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Little Niagara to Penobscot River)
Penobscot River - East Branch, Penobscot County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 20 miles long (Whetstone Falls to Medway)
Penobscot River - East Branch, Penobscot County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 38 miles long (Grand Lake Matagamon to Whetstone Falls)
Nahmakanta Stream, Piscataquis County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.3 miles long (Nahmakanta Lake to Pemadumcook Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Sandy Stream:
Big Squaw, Maine , 35 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 49 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 74 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 77 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Camden, Maine , 79 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
 Hotels Near Sandy Stream:
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 11 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 12 miles away
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 12 miles away
Milford Motel On The River, Milford , 43 miles away
Black Bear Inn And Conference Center, Orono , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sandy Stream:
Big Moose Campground, Piscataquis County, 4 miles away
Baxter State Park - Roaring Brook, Millinocket, 6 miles away
Roaring Brook Campground, Piscataquis County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Sandy Stream:
Sand Bank Trail, Penobscot , 7 miles away
Chimney Pond Trail, Piscataquis , 7 miles away
Dudley Trail, Piscataquis , 8 miles away
South Branch Trail, Piscataquis , 8 miles away
Cathedral Trail, Piscataquis , 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sandy Stream:
Hillcrest Golf Club, Millinocket , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Sandy Stream
Millinocket Lake, Penobscot , 7 miles away
South Twin Lake, Penobscot , 9 miles away
First Debsconeag Lake, Piscataquis , 11 miles away

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