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Maine whitewater, St. John River

Aroostook county, American Realty Road to Fort Kent section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     100 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Aroostook County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch of St. John River in Maine is 100 miles long and is a class I-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maine are easier than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The put-in location is a reasonable drive
    from Bangor, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This is the only paddling stretch along St. John River. 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. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. There's camping available near St. John River.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
While you're here at St. John River you can take a hike along the Rocky Mountain Trail. An average amount of rain falls at St. John River. Most of the rain falls through August while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. At St. John River through the long summer days highs are in the 70's. Through the moonlight hours it's regularly in the 50's. Throughout the wintertime this place gets highs in the 10's; overnight lows at St. John River all through the wintertime ordinarily dip into the-10's.

St. John River, American Realty Road to Fort Kent 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. John River.
 Whitewater Near St. John River:
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (2nd Lake to Allagash River)
Falls Brook, Aroostook County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (Falls Pond to St. Francis River)
Big Brook River, Aroostook County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Dead Horse Gulch to Allagash River)
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (5th Lake to 2nd Lake)
Allagash River, Piscataquis County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 92 miles long (Chamberlain Lake to Allagash)
St. Francis River, Aroostook County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 22 miles long (Beau Lake to Saint John River)
Munsungan Stream, Piscataquis Penobscot County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Chase Lake to Libby Camp)
Smith Brook, Piscataquis County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Haymock Lake to Eagle lake)
 Ski Areas Near St. John River:
Big Squaw, Maine , 56 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Le Massif, Quebec , 96 miles away, 2526 foot drop, 4 lifts, 49 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 98 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Campgrounds Near St. John River:
Round Pond Private Reserve Land, Clayton Lake, 6 miles away
Lakeview Campgrounds, Winterville, 16 miles away
Little Black Check Point, Saint Francis, 18 miles away
 Trails Near St. John River:
Rocky Mountain Trail, Aroostook , 12 miles away
Chase Carry, Piscataquis , 19 miles away

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