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Maine whitewater, Wild River

Oxford county, Hastings to Gilead section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     3 miles
  The Hastings to Gilead section of Wild River in Maine is 3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. The natural beauty of Oxford County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. Whitewater paddling here in the White
    Mountains is a great experience. If you're coming from Berlin it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise
and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling  
rivers. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Lovell here, and the slopes of Sunday River are so inviting noone can resist. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the White Mountains. You might want to pay a visit to Carlton Notch if you're here at Wild River. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Wild River; Hastings Trail is a splendid local trail. Grafton Notch State Park is a glorious place to stretch your legs a bit, and the Roost Trail offers hiking at its best.

Wild River, Hastings to Gilead 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 Wild River.
 Whitewater Near Wild River:
Wild River, Oxford County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Hastings to Gilead)
Sunday River, Oxford County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Above Pool to Androscoggin)
Bear, Oxford County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.8 miles long (Devils Horseshoe)
Swift Cambridge River, Oxford County, 14 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Route 26 to Dead Cambridge River)
Crooked River, Oxford County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Albany to North Waterford)
Peabody River, Coos County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Route 16 to Gorham)
Saco River - East Branch, Carroll County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 2.1 miles long (Route 302 at Lower Bartlett)
Crooked River, Oxford County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (North Waterford to East Waterford)
Phillips Brook, Coos County, 17 miles away
      Class III - -blank- miles long (Milan)
Ellis River, Carroll County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Route 16 to Jackson Golf Course)
 Ski Areas Near Wild River:
Sunday River, Maine , 11 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 16 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 18 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 18 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 20 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 20 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 22 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 28 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 33 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
 Marinas Near Wild River:
Kezar Lake Marina, Lovell , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Wild River:
Grand Summit Resort Sunday River, Bethel , 13 miles away
Royalty Inn, Gorham , 13 miles away
The Victoria Inn Bed And Breakfast, Bethel , 14 miles away
Chapman Inn, Bethel , 14 miles away
Top Notch Inn, Gorham , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wild River:
Hastings, Lovell, 1 miles away
Cold River Campground, Carroll County, 5 miles away
Basin Pond Campground, Carroll County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Wild River:
Hastings Trail, Oxford , 1 miles away
Roost Trail, Oxford , 1 miles away
Highwater Trail, Oxford , 2 miles away
Hastings Trail, Coos , 2 miles away
Wheeler Brook Trail, Oxford , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wild River:
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine , 12 miles away
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire , 16 miles away
Moose Brook State Park, New Hampshire , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wild River:
Sunday River Golf Club, Newry , 9 miles away
Lake Kezar Country Club, Lovell , 9 miles away
Androscoggin Valley Country, Gorham , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Wild River
Success Pond, Coos , 10 miles away
Keewaydin Lake, Oxford , 13 miles away
Head Pond, Coos , 18 miles away

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