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Maine whitewater, Shin Brook River

Penobscot county, Lower Shin Pond to Seboeis River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V+     6 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maine are easier than the national norm, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Maine and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The Lower Shin Pond to Seboeis River stretch of Shin Brook River in Penobscot County is 6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-V+ section.
    Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while will make you
glad you came. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Lower Shin Pond to Seboeis River section is one of them. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The starting point is not too far from Bangor, there's  
a road map further down the page with more info on that.

Briefly about the general area:
Gilman Beach is in the vicinity of Shin Brook River and is a beautiful beach to stop at, and if the weather is good, you can go for a hike along the Jerry Pond Tote Road. Don't leave Shin Brook River without first paying a visit to Shin Falls. On a delightful day at Shin Brook River you can take a hike along the American Thread Company Road; you should undeniably stop at Grand Pitch while here. Shin Brook River gets a common amount of yearly rainfall. July is when you get the most rain here; February is the month with the least moisture.

Shin Brook River, Lower Shin Pond to Seboeis River 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 Shin Brook River.
 Whitewater Near Shin Brook River:
Shin Brook River, Penobscot County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Lower Shin Pond to Seboeis River)
Seboeis River, Penobscot County, 5 miles away
      Class I-IV - 22.3 miles long (Hay Brook to East Branch Penobscot)
Penobscot River - East Branch, Penobscot County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 20 miles long (Whetstone Falls to Medway)
Wassataquoik Stream, Penobscot County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Deasy Pond Outlet to East Br. Penobscot River)
Penobscot River - East Branch, Penobscot County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 38 miles long (Grand Lake Matagamon to Whetstone Falls)
Millinocket Stream, Penobscot County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Millinocket Lake to Libby Camp)
Mattawamkeag River - West Branch, Aroostook County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 39 miles long (Route 11 to Haynesville)
Millinocket Stream, Penobscot County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Millinocket Lake to Shad Pond)
Sandy Stream, Piscataquis Penobscot County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Lower Togue Pond to Millicocket Lake)
Whitewater Outfitter - New England Outdoor Center, Penobscot County, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Shin Brook River:
Big Squaw, Maine , 54 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 56 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 67 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 95 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 98 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
 Beaches Near Shin Brook River:
Gilman Beach, Aroostook , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Shin Brook River:
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 23 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 23 miles away
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 23 miles away
Presque Isle Inn And Convention Center, Presque Isle , 49 miles away
The Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle , 49 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shin Brook River:
Shin Pond Village Campground, Patten, 3 miles away
Conklin's Lodge & Camps, Patten, 6 miles away
Wassataquoik Private Reserve Land, Stacyville, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Shin Brook River:
Jerry Pond Tote Road, Penobscot , 6 miles away
American Thread Company Road, Penobscot , 6 miles away
Snowshoe Lake Road, Penobscot , 6 miles away
Matagamon Tote Road, Penobscot , 9 miles away
Telos Tote Road, Penobscot , 9 miles away

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