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Maine whitewater, Temple Stream

Franklin county, Drury Pond to Sandy River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     8.5 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Maine you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. This section of Temple Stream in Franklin County is 8.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The starting location is a short drive from Lewiston-Auburn, there's a road map further down the page
    with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Franklin County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.
Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section is long enough  
to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Temple Stream there are plenty of folks from Farmington; the skiing at Titcomb is good. Going to Mt. Blue State Park near Temple Stream is a great thing to do. High temperatures at Temple Stream through the long summer days are in the 70's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 50's. High temperatures all through the winter are normally in the 20's; nighttime lows at Temple Stream all through the winter usually dip into the 0's.

Temple Stream, Drury Pond to Sandy 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 Temple Stream.
 Whitewater Near Temple Stream:
Temple Stream, Franklin County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Drury Pond to Sandy River)
Wilson Stream, Franklin County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Wilton to East Wilton)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Farmington Falls to New Sharon)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 0.1 miles long (Smalls Falls)
Bowley Brook, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (between Weld and Dryden)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Phillips through town)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Phillips to Fairbanks Bridge)
Carrabasset, Franklin Somerset County, 14 miles away
      Class I-IV - 20 miles long (Kingfield to US201A)
Orbeton Stream, Franklin County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.8 miles long (Barnjum Stream to Sandy River)
Sandy River - South Branch, Franklin County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Number Six Road to ME 4)
 Ski Areas Near Temple Stream:
Titcomb, Maine , 2 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 20 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 26 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 27 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 29 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 38 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 40 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 46 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 52 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 70 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
 Hotels Near Temple Stream:
Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilton , 3 miles away
Mount Blue Motel, Farmington , 4 miles away
Colonial Valley Motel, Farmington , 4 miles away
Residence Inn Auburn, Auburn , 28 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Auburn , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Temple Stream:
Nor 40 Campground, Franklin County, 3 miles away
Twin Pond Campground, Farmington, 3 miles away
Nor-40 Campground, Farmington, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Temple Stream:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Oxford , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Temple Stream:
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 14 miles away
Range Ponds State Park, Maine , 33 miles away
Peacock Beach State Park, Maine , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Temple Stream:
Wilson Lake Country Club, Wilton , 5 miles away
Sandy River Golf Course, New Sharon , 10 miles away
Maple Lane Inn & Golf Club, Livermore Falls , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Temple Stream
Echo Lake, Kennebec , 17 miles away
Webb Lake, Franklin , 18 miles away
Pocasset Lake, Kennebec , 18 miles away

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