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Maine whitewater, Sheepscot River

Lincoln county, Reversing Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
 
Has anybody floated the west branch during runoff? It looks doable from the bridges as of 4/22/09. I'm thinking about making a hair-raising overnight between choate rd. and Head Tide. does anyone have any input? Says John

The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The beautiful scenery of Lincoln County
    and the water flowing gracefully down Sheepscot River attract people from near and far. If you're coming from Augusta-Waterville 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. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. This stretch is very short so better bring some good walking shoes. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The  
nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Damariscotta Lake State Park in the vicinity of Sheepscot River is a splendid thing to do, and a day at scenic Pemaquid Beach next to Sheepscot River is a wonderful thing to do. While you're here at Sheepscot River you can take a hike along the Hockomock Nature Trail, and since you're here you will meet lots of people from close by Edgecomb. This river has it all. Summertime at Sheepscot River arrives with high temperatures in the 70's, and through the night it cools down to the 50's.

Sheepscot River, Reversing Falls 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, 0 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Damariscotta River, Lincoln County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 1.4 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Pemaquid River, Lincoln County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Bristol to Pemaquid)
Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Coopers Mills to West Branch)
Sheepscot River - West Branch, Waldo Lincoln County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Weeks Mills to Sheepscot River)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Gardiner to Kennebec River)
Sheepscot River, Waldo Lincoln County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Sheepscot Pond to Somerville)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 11 miles long (Cobbosseecontee Lake to Pleasant Pond)
Cathance River, Sagadahoc County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (US 201 to Cathance Road)
St. George River, Waldo County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.3 miles long (Woodsmans Mills to Warren)
 Ski Areas Near Sheepscot River:
Camden, Maine , 34 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 36 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 46 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 49 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 61 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 69 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 74 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 77 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 77 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 83 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Marinas Near Sheepscot River:
Boothbay Harbor Marina - Pier, Edgecomb , 3 miles away
Slips Moorings Piers, Bristol , 8 miles away
Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol , 10 miles away
Boothbay Harbor Marina - Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor , 10 miles away
Carousel Marina, Boothbay Harbor , 10 miles away
 Beaches Near Sheepscot River:
Pemaquid Beach, Lincoln , 11 miles away
Mile Beach, Sagadahoc , 16 miles away
Popham Beach, Sagadahoc , 19 miles away
Hunnewell Beach, Sagadahoc , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Sheepscot River:
Flagship Inn And Suites, Boothbay Harbor , 9 miles away
Harborage Inn On The Oceanfron, Boothbay Harbor , 10 miles away
Harbour Towne Inn, Boothbay Harbor , 10 miles away
The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor , 10 miles away
The Inns At Greenleaf Lane, Boothbay Harbor , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sheepscot River:
Sherman Lake View Campground, Lincoln County, 2 miles away
Municipal Parking Lot, Wiscasset, 4 miles away
Chewonki Campground, Wiscasset, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Sheepscot River:
Hockomock Nature Trail, Lincoln , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sheepscot River:
Damariscotta Lake State Park, Maine , 13 miles away
Reid State Park, Maine , 15 miles away
Peacock Beach State Park, Maine , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sheepscot River:
Basket Case Links, Edgecomb , 5 miles away
Sheepscot Links Golf Course, Whitefield , 6 miles away
Wawenock Country Club, Walpole , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Sheepscot River
Damariscotta Lake, Lincoln , 6 miles away

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