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Maine whitewater, Baskahegan Stream

Aroostock county, South Bancroft to Mattawamkeag River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     1 miles
  The nature scenery of Maine and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the South Bancroft to Mattawamkeag River section is one of them. This section of Baskahegan Stream in Maine is
    1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. This is a very short stretch so no need to bring snacks. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming
back for more. The campgrounds here at Baskahegan Stream are pretty good. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll  
find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Potters Trail; there are plenty of people from Wytopitlock here. From a precipitation point of view Baskahegan Stream is a relatively typical site. For the duration of the month of July you get the most rain around here while February is typically the driest month. For the period of the long summer days highs here at Baskahegan Stream reach the 70's while nighttime lows are commonly in the 50's. Highs through the winter are commonly in the 20's; winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Baskahegan Stream.

Baskahegan Stream, South Bancroft to Mattawamkeag 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 Baskahegan Stream.
 Whitewater Near Baskahegan Stream:
Baskahegan Stream, Aroostock County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (South Bancroft to Mattawamkeag River)
Mattawamkeag River, Aroostook / Penobscot County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 34.2 miles long (Haynesville to Kingman)
Wytopitlock Stream, Aroostook County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Wytopitlock Lake to Mattawamkeag River)
Baskahegan Stream, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Lindsey Brook to Baskahegan Lake)
Meduxnekeag River - South Branch, Aroostook County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Hodgdon to Meduxnekeag River)
Macwahoc Stream, Aroostook County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 26 miles long (Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc)
B Stream, Aroostock County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.3 miles long (6th Bridge to Houlton)
Mattawamkeag River - East Branch, Aroostook County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Smyrna Mills to Haynesville)
Mattawamkeag, Penobscot County, 25 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12.5 miles long (Kingman to Mattawamkeag)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Mattawamkeag to Winn)
 Ski Areas Near Baskahegan Stream:
Bigrock, Maine , 41 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 78 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 93 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Baskahegan Stream:
Shiretown Inn And Suites, Houlton , 23 miles away
Iveys Motor Lodge, Houlton , 27 miles away
Presque Isle Inn And Conventio, Presque Isle , 46 miles away
The Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle , 46 miles away
Hampton Inn Presque Isle, Presque Isle , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Baskahegan Stream:
Mountain View Campground, Danforth, 8 miles away
Greenland Cove Campground, Danforth, 13 miles away
Old Farm Inn, Springfield, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Baskahegan Stream:
Potters Trail, Aroostook , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Baskahegan Stream:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 66 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 66 miles away
 Lakes Near Baskahegan Stream
Upper Hot Brook Lake, Washington , 6 miles away
Grand Lake, Aroostook , 12 miles away
Wytopitlock Lake, Aroostook , 13 miles away

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