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Maine whitewater, Baskahegan Stream

Washington county, Lindsey Brook to Baskahegan Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     13.5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Bangor, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. A bit of exercise and a chance
    to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The Lindsey Brook to Baskahegan Lake section of Baskahegan Stream
is 13.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The scenic beauty of Maine and the sparkling of the sunlight  
on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
The fine folks of Danforth like to hang out close by; since you're here, do take a visit to Potato Point. Don't leave Baskahegan Stream without first paying a visit to Lake Rips. Black Cat Rips is an inspiring place to stop by while you're here. Baskahegan Stream gets much water. The month of November is the wettest with most of the rain; June is the month with the least moisture. Summertime highs at Baskahegan Stream ordinarily tend to be in the 70's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's typically in the 50's.

Baskahegan Stream, Lindsey Brook to Baskahegan Lake 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 Baskahegan Stream.
 Whitewater Near Baskahegan Stream:
Baskahegan Stream, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Lindsey Brook to Baskahegan Lake)
Baskahegan Stream, Aroostock County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (South Bancroft to Mattawamkeag River)
Mattawamkeag River, Aroostook / Penobscot County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 34.2 miles long (Haynesville to Kingman)
Grand Lake Stream, Washington County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (West Grand Lake to Big Lake)
Machias River, Washington County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 40 miles long (Fifth Machias Lake to Maine 9)
Old Stream, Washington County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Second Lake to Machias River)
Wytopitlock Stream, Aroostook County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Wytopitlock Lake to Mattawamkeag River)
Machias River - West Branch, Hancock Washington County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.2 miles long (Lower Sabao Lake to Machias River)
Nicatous Stream, Hancock County, 27 miles away
      Class I-III - 7.8 miles long (Nicatous Lake to Pistol Green)
Machias River, Washington County, 28 miles away
      Class I-IV - 36.5 miles long (Maine Route 9 to Machias)
 Ski Areas Near Baskahegan Stream:
Bigrock, Maine , 52 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 79 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
 Beaches Near Baskahegan Stream:
Dawn Marie Beach, Washington , 16 miles away
Big Sand Beach, Washington , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Baskahegan Stream:
Shiretown Inn And Suites, Houlton , 33 miles away
Iveys Motor Lodge, Houlton , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Baskahegan Stream:
Maine Wilderness Camps, Topsfield, 6 miles away
Mountain View Campground, Danforth, 9 miles away
Old Farm Inn, Springfield, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Baskahegan Stream:
Potters Trail, Aroostook , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Baskahegan Stream:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 57 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 57 miles away
 Lakes Near Baskahegan Stream
Upper Hot Brook Lake, Washington , 8 miles away
Grand Lake, Aroostook , 12 miles away
Junior Lake, Penobscot , 12 miles away

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