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Maine whitewater, Sebasticook River

Somerset county, Mainstream to Castle Harmony section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     3 miles
  The nature scenery of Maine and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a short drive from Augusta-Waterville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The average Maine whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so keep in mind
    that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This is a somewhat short section so no need to bring snacks. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There
are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. There's camping available near Sebasticook River. The Mainstream to Castle Harmony section of Sebasticook River is 3 miles long and has been rated as a class II section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Hartland come to Sebasticook River, and why not stop by Halfway Point also if you're here. You can never get enough
 
of the wonderful skiing at Eaton Mountain. Sebasticook River is a quite wet place mostly with a great deal of rainfall. July is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February. At Sebasticook River all through the summer highs are in the 70's. Throughout the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the-10's to Sebasticook River.

Sebasticook River, Mainstream to Castle Harmony 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 Sebasticook River.
 Whitewater Near Sebasticook River:
Sebasticook River, Somerset County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Mainstream to Castle Harmony)
Wesserunsett Stream, Kennebec County, 12 miles away
      Class -blank- - 18 miles long (Athens to Kennebec River)
Kingsbury Stream, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Kingsbury Pond to Coles Corner Road)
Sebasticook River, Kennebec County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (Clinton to Pattee Pond Brook)
Martin Stream, Penobscot County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Dixmont to Newport)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Blanchard to Upper Abbot)
Big Wilson Stream, Franklin County, 18 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Willimantic to Earley' Landing)
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Bodfish Crossing to Willimantic)
Piscataquis River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 22 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Shirley Mills to Blanchard)
Piscataquis River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Oakes Bog to Blanchard)
 Ski Areas Near Sebasticook River:
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 12 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 40 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 41 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 44 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 48 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 56 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 67 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 71 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 79 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 88 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
 Hotels Near Sebasticook River:
Brewster Inn, Dexter , 15 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Waterville Grand Hotel, Waterville , 21 miles away
Fireside Inn And Suites Waterville, Waterville , 21 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Waterville , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sebasticook River:
Nature Way's Campground, Palmyra, 10 miles away
Skowhegan/Canaan KOA, Canaan, 10 miles away
K O A Kampgrounds, Canaan, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sebasticook River:
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 22 miles away
Lake St. George State Park, Maine , 29 miles away
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sebasticook River:
Parks J W Golf Course, Pittsfield , 11 miles away
Palmyra Golf Course, Palmyra , 12 miles away
Clinton Golf Course, Clinton , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Sebasticook River
Great Moose Lake, Somerset , 2 miles away
Sibley Pond, Somerset , 8 miles away
Lake George, Somerset , 10 miles away

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