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Maine whitewater, Swift Cambridge River

Oxford county, Route 26 to Dead Cambridge River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     6 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Berlin, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The White Mountains scenery is wonderful. The Route 26 to Dead Cambridge River section of Swift Cambridge River is 6 miles long and is
    a class II-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The
scenic beauty of Maine and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The Route 26 to Dead Cambridge River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you  
come because it is a very popular destination. There's camping available near Swift Cambridge River.

Briefly about the general area:
If you like skiing, you're in luck; Sunday River is next to Swift Cambridge River, and the friendly folks of Newry like to hang out nearby. But wait, there's more cool stuff to do in the White Mountains. A journey to Grafton Notch State Park when you're here at Swift Cambridge River is a fine idea, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Swift Cambridge River; Table Rock Trail is a delightful local trail. This is such a wonderful river. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Old Speck Mountain Trail.

Swift Cambridge River, Route 26 to Dead Cambridge 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 Swift Cambridge River.
 Whitewater Near Swift Cambridge River:
Swift Cambridge River, Oxford County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Route 26 to Dead Cambridge River)
Bear, Oxford County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.8 miles long (Devils Horseshoe)
Rapid River, Oxford County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 5.25 miles long (Pond in River to Lake Umbagog)
Sunday River, Oxford County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Above Pool to Androscoggin)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 0.5 miles long (Errol Rapids)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Bragg's Bay to Pontook)
Phillips Brook, Coos County, 12 miles away
      Class III - -blank- miles long (Milan)
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Aziscohos Dam to Wilsons Mills)
Black Brook, Oxford County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4 miles long (Devils Den to Ellis River)
Diamond River, Coos County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Swift Diamond to Wentworth Location)
 Ski Areas Near Swift Cambridge River:
Sunday River, Maine , 14 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 24 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 26 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 32 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 33 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 33 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 35 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
 Marinas Near Swift Cambridge River:
Haines Landing Marina, Rangeley , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Swift Cambridge River:
Grand Summit Resort Sunday River, Bethel , 16 miles away
The Victoria Inn Bed And Breakfast, Bethel , 19 miles away
Chapman Inn, Bethel , 19 miles away
The Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel , 19 miles away
Royalty Inn, Gorham , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Swift Cambridge River:
Umbagog Lake State Park, Newry, 5 miles away
Frye Notch Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Andover, 6 miles away
Speck Pond Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Newry, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Swift Cambridge River:
Table Rock Trail, Oxford , 5 miles away
Old Speck Mountain Trail, Oxford , 5 miles away
Speck Pond Trail, Oxford , 7 miles away
Old Magalloway Trail, Oxford , 7 miles away
Speck Pond Trail, Coos , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Swift Cambridge River:
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine , 5 miles away
Rangeley Lake State Park, Maine , 22 miles away
Moose Brook State Park, New Hampshire , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Swift Cambridge River:
Sunday River Golf Club, Newry , 11 miles away
Androscoggin Valley Country, Gorham , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Swift Cambridge River
Lower Richardson Lake, Oxford , 6 miles away
Umbagog Lake, Coos , 6 miles away
Success Pond, Coos , 7 miles away

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