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Maine whitewater, Sheepscot River

Waldo Lincoln county, Sheepscot Pond to Somerville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The nature scenery of Waldo Lincoln County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting 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.
    This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Sheepscot Pond to Somerville stretch is just one of them. This section of Sheepscot River is 4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a
class II section. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. On this  
section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Palermo here at Sheepscot River. Lake St. George State Park is both perfect and pretty, and it's near Sheepscot River, and Damariscotta Lake State Park is a good location to visit on a wonderful day. This river is so great. For the duration of the warm days of summer at Sheepscot River highs are usually in the 80's, and the nighttime is fairly colder of course, generally in the 50's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 30's while Sheepscot River overnight low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 0's.

Sheepscot River, Sheepscot Pond to Somerville 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, Waldo Lincoln County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Sheepscot Pond to Somerville)
Sheepscot River - West Branch, Waldo Lincoln County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Weeks Mills to Sheepscot River)
Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Coopers Mills to West Branch)
St. George River, Waldo County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.3 miles long (Woodsmans Mills to Warren)
Damariscotta River, Lincoln County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 1.4 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Sebasticook River, Kennebec County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (Clinton to Pattee Pond Brook)
Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, 17 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Pemaquid River, Lincoln County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Bristol to Pemaquid)
Oyster River, Knox County, 23 miles away
      Class II-IV - 11.5 miles long (West Rockport to Warren)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 26 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Gardiner to Kennebec River)
 Ski Areas Near Sheepscot River:
Camden, Maine , 24 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 24 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 45 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 51 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 57 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 69 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 70 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 79 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 80 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 86 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
 Marinas Near Sheepscot River:
Unity Marina Campground, Unity , 18 miles away
Slips Moorings Piers, Bristol , 18 miles away
Boothbay Harbor Marina - Pier, Edgecomb , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Sheepscot River:
Le Vatout, Waldoboro , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Waterville , 17 miles away
Fireside Inn And Suites Waterville, Waterville , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Waterville Grand Hotel, Waterville , 17 miles away
Budget Host Airport Inn, Waterville , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sheepscot River:
Town Line Campsites, Jefferson, 8 miles away
Lake St George State Park, Liberty, 9 miles away
Pine Ridge Campgrounds, Liberty, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Sheepscot River:
Hockomock Nature Trail, Lincoln , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sheepscot River:
Damariscotta Lake State Park, Maine , 6 miles away
Lake St. George State Park, Maine , 9 miles away
Peacock Beach State Park, Maine , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sheepscot River:
Cedar Springs Golf Course, Albion , 13 miles away
Sheepscot Links Golf Course, Whitefield , 13 miles away
Western View Golf Club, Augusta , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Sheepscot River
China Lake, Kennebec , 12 miles away
Damariscotta Lake, Lincoln , 14 miles away

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