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Maine whitewater, St. Croix Stream

Aroostook county, Howe Brook to Aroostook River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     18 miles
  The scenic beauty of Maine and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state
    are less demanding. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area
with plenty of spots for that. This section of St. Croix Stream in Aroostook County is 18 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in  
advance because these hotels fill up quick. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too.

Briefly about the general area:
At St. Croix Stream you always meet someone from Madawaska; the Old Dam Tote Road offers hiking at its best. For the period of the long summer days at St. Croix Stream temperatures are frequently in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's; winter nights come with lows in the-10's to St. Croix Stream. A typical amount of rainfall falls here at St.

St. Croix Stream, Howe Brook to Aroostook 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 St. Croix Stream.
 Whitewater Near St. Croix Stream:
St. Croix Stream, Aroostook County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Howe Brook to Aroostook River)
Squa Pan Stream, Aroostook County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (Squa Pan Lake to Aroostook River)
Mattawamkeag River - West Branch, Aroostook County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 39 miles long (Route 11 to Haynesville)
Mattawamkeag River - East Branch, Aroostook County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Smyrna Mills to Haynesville)
Salmon Brook, Aroostook County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (New Dunn Town Road to Aroostook River)
Seboeis River, Penobscot County, 23 miles away
      Class I-IV - 22.3 miles long (Hay Brook to East Branch Penobscot)
Shin Brook River, Penobscot County, 25 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Lower Shin Pond to Seboeis River)
Macwahoc Stream, Aroostook County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 26 miles long (Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc)
B Stream, Aroostock County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.3 miles long (6th Bridge to Houlton)
 Ski Areas Near St. Croix Stream:
Bigrock, Maine , 31 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 79 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 88 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near St. Croix Stream:
Presque Isle Inn And Conventio, Presque Isle , 22 miles away
The Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle , 23 miles away
Hampton Inn Presque Isle, Presque Isle , 23 miles away
Caribou Inn And Convention Cen, Caribou , 28 miles away
Crown Park Inn Caribou, Caribou , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near St. Croix Stream:
Mystic Acres Campground, Oxbow, 12 miles away
Birch Point Lodge Campgrounds, Island Falls, 19 miles away
Homestead Lodge, Oxbow, 19 miles away
 Trails Near St. Croix Stream:
Old Dam Tote Road, Aroostook , 6 miles away
Kennedy Tote Road, Aroostook , 16 miles away
Webster Brook Tote Road, Aroostook , 18 miles away
Pierce Tote Road, Aroostook , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near St. Croix Stream:
Aroostook State Park, Maine , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near St. Croix Stream:
Va Jo Wa Golf Club, Island Falls , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near St. Croix Stream
Spaulding Lake, Aroostook , 18 miles away

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