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Maine whitewater, Souadabscook Stream

Penobscot county, Manning Mill Bridge to Hampden section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(IV)     3.8 miles
  This stretch of Souadabscook Stream in Penobscot County is 3.8 miles long and it is classified as a class III+(IV) section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Bangor, as you can see on the road map further down. There are many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a pretty short section so no need to bring snacks. This is one of
    a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The wonderful Penobscot County scenery
and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Fort Point State Park is a great place, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Hampden here. Really great skiing awaits you at New Hermon Mountain, and locations like Swan Lake State Park are pleasant
 
to visit. At this river you will always have a good time. High temperatures at Souadabscook Stream all through the summer months are in the 70's while night lows are mostly in the 50's. Highs through the winter are typically in the 20's, and night lows in the 0's for Souadabscook Stream. From a precipitation point of view Souadabscook Stream is a reasonably common location. The wettest month of the year is regularly November, that's the one that rains the most while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Souadabscook Stream, Manning Mill Bridge to Hampden 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 Souadabscook Stream.
 Whitewater Near Souadabscook Stream:
Penobscot River, Hancock Waldo County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (South Orrington to Sandy Point)
Souadabscook Stream, Penobscot County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.8 miles long (Manning Mill Bridge to Hampden)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (Rt. 15 to Bangor)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (West Winterport to Frankfort)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Kenduskeag to Route 15)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (Monroe Center to West Winterport)
Narramissic River, Hancock County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 16.3 miles long (Denham to Alamoosook Lake)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Old Town 2nd Dam to Veazie Dam)
Stillwater River, Penobscot County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Gilman Falls)
Goose River, Waldo County, 18 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Route 141 to Belfast)
 Ski Areas Near Souadabscook Stream:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 5 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 33 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 53 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 58 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 91 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Souadabscook Stream:
Hamlin's Marina Hampden, Hampden , 4 miles away
Seal Ledge Marina, Penobscot , 15 miles away
 Beaches Near Souadabscook Stream:
Spragues Beach, Waldo , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Souadabscook Stream:
BEST WESTERN White House Inn, Bangor , 1 miles away
Super 8 Bangor, Bangor , 3 miles away
Travelodge Bangor, Bangor , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn BANGOR, Bangor , 3 miles away
Ramada Bangor, Bangor , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Souadabscook Stream:
Ridge Ranch Family Campground, Hampden, 1 miles away
Paul Bunyan Campground, Bangor, 4 miles away
Pumpkin Patch Recreational Vehicle Resort, Hermon, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Souadabscook Stream:
Bald Mountain Trail, Hancock , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Souadabscook Stream:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 48 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 48 miles away
Swan Lake State Park, Maine , 13 miles away
Fort Point State Park, Maine , 14 miles away
Moose Point State Park, Maine , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Souadabscook Stream:
Hampden Country Club, Hampden , 4 miles away
Bangor Municipal Golf Course, Bangor , 4 miles away
Hermon Meadow Golf Club, Bangor , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Souadabscook Stream
Thurston Pond, Hancock , 11 miles away
Pushaw Lake, Penobscot , 12 miles away
Holland Pond, Penobscot , 16 miles away

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