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Maine whitewater, Big Brook River

Aroostook county, Dead Horse Gulch to Allagash River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     15 miles
  The scenic beauty of Aroostook County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The Dead Horse Gulch to Allagash River stretch of Big Brook River in Maine is 15 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater
    according to American Whitewater. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your camp stove. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Bangor, there's a road map further
down the page with more info on that. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places. 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. There are campgrounds quite  
near the river where you can camp. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
At Big Brook River you always meet someone from Saint Francis. A common amount of rainfall falls here at Big Brook River. The month with most of the rain is August, and February on the other hand is the driest. For the duration of the long summer days, highs frequently are in the 70's at Big Brook River, and the overnight is a bit chillier of course, regularly in the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 10's; nighttime lows at Big Brook River throughout the wintertime typically sink into the-10's.

Big Brook River, Dead Horse Gulch to Allagash 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 Big Brook River.
 Whitewater Near Big Brook River:
Big Brook River, Aroostook County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Dead Horse Gulch to Allagash River)
Falls Brook, Aroostook County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (Falls Pond to St. Francis River)
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (2nd Lake to Allagash River)
St. Francis River, Aroostook County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 22 miles long (Beau Lake to Saint John River)
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (5th Lake to 2nd Lake)
Fish River, Aroostook County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.5 miles long (Round Pond to Ferguson Brook)
Machias River, Washington Hancock County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 32 miles long (Big Machias Lake to Aroostook River)
Munsungan Stream, Piscataquis Penobscot County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Chase Lake to Libby Camp)
Allagash River, Piscataquis County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 92 miles long (Chamberlain Lake to Allagash)
 Ski Areas Near Big Brook River:
Big Squaw, Maine , 59 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 85 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Campgrounds Near Big Brook River:
Lakeview Campgrounds, Winterville, 9 miles away
Little Black Check Point, Saint Francis, 9 miles away
Pelletier's Campground, Saint Francis, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Big Brook River:
Fox Brook Trail, Aroostook , 16 miles away
Rocky Mountain Trail, Aroostook , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Brook River
Glazier Lake, Aroostook , 15 miles away
Lower Hudson Pond, Piscataquis , 17 miles away
Bran Lake, Aroostook , 17 miles away

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