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Maine whitewater, St. Croix River

Washington county, Milltown to Calais section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This section of St. Croix River in Maine is 2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-V section. 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 river system is full of great paddling sections, the Milltown to Calais section is just one of them. This is a somewhat short section so better bring some good walking shoes. The starting point is not too far from Bangor,
there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The beautiful scenery of Maine and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Lots of folks from Calais come to St. Croix River. St. Croix River usually gets much rain. Through November this area sees the most rain; the driest of the months is July. Through the long summer days at St. Croix River highs are commonly in the 80's. Summer overnight lows sink down to the 50's. During the winter highs are in the 20's, and nighttime lows during the wintertime for St. Croix River tend to be in the 0's.

St. Croix River, Milltown to Calais 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 St. Croix River.
 Whitewater Near St. Croix River:
St. Croix River, Washington County, 1 miles away
      Class II-V - 2 miles long (Milltown to Calais)
Dennys River, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Gilman Dam to Route 86)
Cathance Stream, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-V - 18 miles long (Lake Cathance to Dennysville)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 19 miles long (Kelleyland to Milltown)
Dennys River, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Rt 86 to 2.5 mi downstream)
Hobart Stream, Washington County, 16 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay)
Northern Inlet, Washington County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Rt. 191 to Mud Landing)
Cobscook Falls, Washington County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Dennys Bay to Cobscook Bay)
Orange River, Washington County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Halls Mills to Whiting)
Whiting Bay, Washington County, 20 miles away
      Class III - 7.5 miles long (Whiting to Cobscook Reversing Falls)
 Ski Areas Near St. Croix River:
Bigrock, Maine , 77 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Campgrounds Near St. Croix River:
Chet's Camps, Baileyville, 9 miles away
Hilltop Campground, Robbinston, 12 miles away
Knowlton's Seashore Campground, Perry, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near St. Croix River:
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Lubec - ME , 26 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine , 18 miles away
Quoddy Head State Park, Maine , 28 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 31 miles away
 Lakes Near St. Croix River
Lake Cathance, Washington , 13 miles away
Orange Lake, Washington , 20 miles away

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