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Waldo Lincoln county, Weeks Mills to Sheepscot River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     11.3 miles
  The Weeks Mills to Sheepscot River stretch of Sheepscot River - West Branch in Maine is 11.3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. The wonderful Maine scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Augusta-Waterville, as you can see on the road map further down. You might have to settle
    for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might
find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for that around here. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Weeks Mills to Sheepscot River stretch is just one of many. If you have the time you can make this a two  
day trip, so pack your sleeping bag. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
During your trip to Sheepscot River - West Branch you'll meet some folks from Windsor for sure. When you're here at Sheepscot River - West Branch it's always fun to visit Damariscotta Lake State Park. Throughout the summer months at Sheepscot River - West Branch temperatures are regularly in the 70's. Summer night lows sink down to the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 20's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Sheepscot River - West Branch.

Sheepscot River - West Branch, Weeks Mills to Sheepscot River road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Sheepscot River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Sheepscot River - West Branch:
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, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Weeks Mills to Sheepscot River)
Sheepscot River, Waldo Lincoln County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Sheepscot Pond to Somerville)
Damariscotta River, Lincoln County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 1.4 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, 13 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)
St. George River, Waldo County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.3 miles long (Woodsmans Mills to Warren)
Sebasticook River, Kennebec County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (Clinton to Pattee Pond Brook)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Gardiner to Kennebec River)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 11 miles long (Cobbosseecontee Lake to Pleasant Pond)
 Ski Areas Near Sheepscot River - West Branch:
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 23 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 30 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 45 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 50 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 51 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 64 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 73 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 74 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 74 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 79 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
 Marinas Near Sheepscot River - West Branch:
Boothbay Harbor Marina - Pier, Edgecomb , 16 miles away
Slips Moorings Piers, Bristol , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Sheepscot River - West Branch:
Comfort Inn & Suites, Waterville , 14 miles away
Budget Host Airport Inn, Waterville , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Waterville ME, Waterville , 14 miles away
Fireside Inn And Suites Waterville, Waterville , 14 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Waterville Grand Hotel, Waterville , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sheepscot River - West Branch:
Town Line Campsites, Jefferson, 10 miles away
Green Valley Campground, Vassalboro, 11 miles away
Duck Puddle Campground, Nobleboro, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Sheepscot River - West Branch:
Hockomock Nature Trail, Lincoln , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sheepscot River - West Branch:
Damariscotta Lake State Park, Maine , 9 miles away
Lake St. George State Park, Maine , 15 miles away
Peacock Beach State Park, Maine , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sheepscot River - West Branch:
Sheepscot Links Golf Course, Whitefield , 8 miles away
Western View Golf Club, Augusta , 9 miles away
Natanis Golf Course, Augusta , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Sheepscot River - West Branch
China Lake, Kennebec , 8 miles away
Damariscotta Lake, Lincoln , 12 miles away
Messalonskee Stream Reservoir, Kennebec , 16 miles away

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