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Maine whitewater, Baker Branch

Somerset county, Baker Lake to SW Branch St. John River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     18 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Augusta-Waterville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of Maine and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maine tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers
    in this state are suitable for beginners. 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. The Baker
Lake to SW Branch St. John River section of Baker Branch in Maine is 18 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camping stuff. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Getting your paddling muscles  
activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Baker Branch. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 50's. High temperatures during the winter are normally in the 20's; during the dark hours in the winter at Baker Branch temperatures drop to the-10's. The amount of rain that falls at Baker Branch is close to the national average. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain; the driest of the months is February.

Baker Branch, Baker Lake to SW Branch St. John River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Baker Branch.
 Whitewater Near Baker Branch:
Baker Branch, Somerset County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Baker Lake to SW Branch St. John River)
St. John River, Aroostook County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 100 miles long (American Realty Road to Fort Kent)
Baker Branch, Somerset County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 26.5 miles long (Fourth St. John Pond to Baker Lake)
Penobscot River - North Branch, Somerset County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.8 miles long (Big Bog Dam to Pittston Farm)
Depot Stream, Aroostook County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 19 miles long (Depot Lake to Big Black River)
Chemquasabamticook Stream, Aroostock County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Ross Lake to Long Lake)
St. John River - SW Branch, Somerset County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 26.5 miles long (Fourth St John Pond to Baker Lake Outlet)
Penobscot River - South Branch, Somerset County, 25 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Canada Falls Lake to Pittston Farm)
Penobscot River - South Branch, Somerset County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.5 miles long (Bridge to Canada Falls Dam)
Penobscot River - West Branch, Somerset County, 26 miles away
      Class III+ - 2.5 miles long (Seboomook Dam to Roll Dam Campsite)
 Ski Areas Near Baker Branch:
Big Squaw, Maine , 51 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Le Massif, Quebec , 64 miles away, 2526 foot drop, 4 lifts, 49 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 69 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec , 76 miles away, 2050 foot drop, 13 lifts, 63 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 80 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 80 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 84 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 99 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs

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