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Maine whitewater, Carrabasset

Franklin Somerset county, Kingfield to US201A section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-IV     20 miles
  This section of Carrabasset in Maine is 20 miles long and has been rated as a class I-IV section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Augusta-Waterville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good
    rivers for that around here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The beautiful scenery of
Franklin Somerset County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. This stretch is long  
enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Carrabasset you'll perhaps meet some people from North Anson, and you can have a wonderful hiking adventure along the Arnolds Trail. Summertime at Carrabasset comes with high temperatures in the 70's. Summer night lows drop down to the 50's. During the wintertime the highs are regularly in the 20's while Carrabasset nighttime low temperatures all through the winter are in the 0's. Carrabasset gets a normal amount of yearly rainfall. November is the month that gets the most snow; February is when it's the driest.

Carrabasset, Kingfield to US201A 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 Carrabasset.
 Whitewater Near Carrabasset:
Sandy Stream, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Stony Brook to Michael Stream)
Carrabasset, Franklin Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 20 miles long (Kingfield to US201A)
Whitewater Outfitter - North Country Rivers, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Penobscot Adventures, Penobscot County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Professional River Runners of Maine, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Carrying Place Stream, Somerset County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 2.3 miles long (Carrying Place Township)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Farmington Falls to New Sharon)
Carrabasset, Franklin County, 15 miles away
      Class I-IV - 10 miles long (Carrabasset to Kingfield)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Bound, Somerset County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pierce Pond Stream, Somerset County, 16 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (Pierce Pond to Kennebec River)
 Ski Areas Near Carrabasset:
Titcomb, Maine , 16 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 21 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 29 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 35 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 42 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 44 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 54 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 61 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 63 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 69 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Hotels Near Carrabasset:
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 12 miles away
Colonial Valley Motel, Farmington , 16 miles away
Mount Blue Motel, Farmington , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilton , 17 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Carrabasset:
Gilman Pond Campground, New Portland, 4 miles away
Happy Horseshoe Campground, Somerset County, 5 miles away
Deer Farms Camps and Campground, Kingfield, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Carrabasset:
Arnolds Trail, Somerset , 13 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Oxford , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Carrabasset:
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 26 miles away
Peacock Beach State Park, Maine , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Carrabasset:
Sandy River Golf Course, New Sharon , 14 miles away
Lakewood Golf Course, Madison , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Carrabasset
Embden Pond, Somerset , 6 miles away
Morse Pond, Somerset , 17 miles away
Otter Pond, Somerset , 18 miles away

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