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Maine whitewater, Sheepscot River

Lincoln county, Coopers Mills to West Branch section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This section of Sheepscot River in Lincoln County is 2 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming
    back for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The put-in is not too far from Augusta-Waterville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Not too many hotels
nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The Coopers Mills to West Branch stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling  
spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Sheepscot River is not far at all from Windsor; a journey to Damariscotta Lake State Park is a magnificent idea. Sheepscot River is a good site of common precipitation. Most of the rain falls through November, and February on the other hand is the driest. Through the summertime months here at Sheepscot River, high temperatures ordinarily get into the 70's with overnight lows in the 60's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's; night lows in the 10's for Sheepscot River.

Sheepscot River, Coopers Mills to West Branch 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 Sheepscot River.
 Whitewater Near Sheepscot River:
Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Coopers Mills to West Branch)
Sheepscot River - West Branch, Waldo Lincoln County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Weeks Mills to Sheepscot River)
Damariscotta River, Lincoln County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 1.4 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Sheepscot River, Waldo Lincoln County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Sheepscot Pond to Somerville)
Pemaquid River, Lincoln County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Bristol to Pemaquid)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Gardiner to Kennebec River)
St. George River, Waldo County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.3 miles long (Woodsmans Mills to Warren)
Sebasticook River, Kennebec County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (Clinton to Pattee Pond Brook)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 11 miles long (Cobbosseecontee Lake to Pleasant Pond)
 Ski Areas Near Sheepscot River:
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 26 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 30 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 46 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 49 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 53 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 65 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 74 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 75 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 76 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 79 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
 Marinas Near Sheepscot River:
Boothbay Harbor Marina - Pier, Edgecomb , 13 miles away
Slips Moorings Piers, Bristol , 15 miles away
Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol , 19 miles away
Boothbay Harbor Marina - Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor , 20 miles away
Carousel Marina, Boothbay Harbor , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Sheepscot River:
Pemaquid Beach, Lincoln , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Sheepscot River:
Le Vatout, Waldoboro , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Augusta Civic Center Inn, Augusta , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Civic Center, Augusta , 16 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Augusta, Augusta , 16 miles away
Senator Inn & Spa, Augusta , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sheepscot River:
Town Line Campsites, Jefferson, 8 miles away
Duck Puddle Campground, Nobleboro, 10 miles away
Sherman Lake View Campground, Lincoln County, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Sheepscot River:
Hockomock Nature Trail, Lincoln , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sheepscot River:
Damariscotta Lake State Park, Maine , 8 miles away
Lake St. George State Park, Maine , 17 miles away
Peacock Beach State Park, Maine , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sheepscot River:
Sheepscot Links Golf Course, Whitefield , 5 miles away
Western View Golf Club, Augusta , 9 miles away
Natanis Golf Course, Augusta , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Sheepscot River
Damariscotta Lake, Lincoln , 10 miles away
China Lake, Kennebec , 11 miles away
Messalonskee Stream Reservoir, Kennebec , 18 miles away

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