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Maine whitewater, Big Wilson Stream

Franklin county, Willimantic to Earley' Landing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-V(V+)     4 miles
  The natural beauty of Maine and the water flowing gracefully down Big Wilson Stream make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a short drive from Bangor, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere.
    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. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river
system, there are others too. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch of Big Wilson Stream in Maine is 4 miles long and has been rated as a class I-V(V+) section by American Whitewater. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop  
paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is great here at Big Wilson Stream, you can go for a hike along the Gulf Hagas Trail. Peaks-Kenny State Park is worth taking a look at if you're at Big Wilson Stream, and on a perfect day you can take a hike along the Northwest Ridge Road. At this river you will always have a good time. There are plenty of folks from Guilford here at Big Wilson Stream. For the period of the warmest time of the year at Big Wilson Stream temperatures are generally in the 70's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 50's.

Big Wilson Stream, Willimantic to Earley' Landing 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 Wilson Stream.
 Whitewater Near Big Wilson Stream:
Big Wilson Stream, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Willimantic to Earley' Landing)
Ship Pond Stream, Piscataquis County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove)
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Bodfish Crossing to Willimantic)
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 4.7 miles long (Bear Brook to Long Pond Road)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.5 miles long (Dover-Foxcroft to Medford)
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Lower Wilson Pond to Bodfish Crossing)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Blanchard to Upper Abbot)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Expeditions, Piscataquis County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Piscataquis River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 17 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Shirley Mills to Blanchard)
Roach River, Piscataquis County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Kokadjo to Moosehead lake)
 Ski Areas Near Big Wilson Stream:
Big Squaw, Maine , 21 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 31 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 40 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 56 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 63 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 65 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 81 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 84 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 92 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Big Wilson Stream:
East Cove Marina, Greenville , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Wilson Stream:
The Brewster Inn, Dexter , 15 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 35 miles away
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 37 miles away
Vintage Charm Bed And Breakfas, Waterville , 40 miles away
Best Western Plus Waterville Grand Hotel, Waterville , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Wilson Stream:
Wildwood Shores Campground, Monson, 5 miles away
Cloud Pond Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Shirley Mills, 6 miles away
Long Pond Stream Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Shirley Mills, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Big Wilson Stream:
Gulf Hagas Trail, Piscataquis , 10 miles away
Northwest Ridge Road, Piscataquis , 14 miles away
Number Four Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 16 miles away
Auburn Log Hauling Road, Piscataquis , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Wilson Stream:
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 7 miles away
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Wilson Stream:
Piscataquis Country Club, Guilford , 7 miles away
Country View Golf Club, Brooks , 12 miles away
Foxcroft Golf Club, Dover Foxcroft , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Wilson Stream
Sebec Lake, Piscataquis , 7 miles away
Whetstone Pond, Piscataquis , 13 miles away
First Roach Pond, Piscataquis , 18 miles away

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