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Maine whitewater, Spencer Stream

Somerset county, Logging Br to Dead River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     7.5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Lewiston-Auburn, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of Somerset County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maine tend to be more forgiving than the national average,
    so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is a
pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. This stretch of Spencer Stream is 7.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Logging Br to Dead River stretch is one of them. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the
 
general area:
Good hiking is available along the Bigelow Range Trail; Sugarloaf USA has good slopes and a friendly staff. Don't leave Spencer Stream without first going for a hike along the Fire Warden Trail. The annual rain here at Spencer Stream is about average. July is the wettest month with most rain; February on the other hand is the driest. At Spencer Stream throughout the months of summer highs are in the 70's with nighttime lows in the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 20's while Spencer Stream nighttime low temperatures through the wintertime are in the-10's.

Spencer Stream, Logging Br to Dead 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 Spencer Stream.
 Whitewater Near Spencer Stream:
Little Spencer Stream, Somerset County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Spencer Lake to Spencer Stream)
Spencer Stream, Somerset County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Logging Br to Dead River)
Dead River, Somerset County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 13.3 miles long (Spencer Falls to West Forks)
Parlin Pond Stream, Somerset County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (Parlin Gorge)
Enchanted Stream, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 9 miles long (to Dead River)
Carrabasset, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class I-IV - 10 miles long (Carrabasset to Kingfield)
Pierce Pond Stream, Somerset County, 16 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (Pierce Pond to Kennebec River)
Cold Stream, Somerset County, 18 miles away
      Class V - 11.5 miles long (Tomhegan Stream to Kennebec River)
Sandy Stream, Somerset County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Stony Brook to Michael Stream)
Carrabasset, Franklin Somerset County, 19 miles away
      Class I-IV - 20 miles long (Kingfield to US201A)
 Ski Areas Near Spencer Stream:
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 12 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 24 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 33 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 42 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 53 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 54 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 56 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 57 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 69 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 71 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Hotels Near Spencer Stream:
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 30 miles away
Colonial Valley Motel, Farmington , 34 miles away
Mount Blue Motel, Farmington , 34 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilton , 34 miles away
The Perennial Inn, Rumford , 46 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Spencer Stream:
Bigelow Preserve Private Reserve Land - Flagstaff Lake #3, Kingfield, 5 miles away
Bigelow Preserve Private Reserve Land - Hurricane Island, Kingfield, 6 miles away
Bigelow Preserve Private Reserve Land - Flagstaff Lake #4, Kingfield, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Spencer Stream:
Fire Warden Trail, Somerset , 9 miles away
Bigelow Range Trail, Franklin , 11 miles away
Sally Mountain Trail, Somerset , 14 miles away
Arnolds Trail, Somerset , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Spencer Stream:
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 29 miles away
Rangeley Lake State Park, Maine , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Spencer Stream:
Sugarloaf Golf Club, Carrabassett Valley , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Spencer Stream
Flagstaff Lake, Somerset , 7 miles away
Grace Pond, Somerset , 11 miles away
Holeb Pond, Somerset , 16 miles away

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