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Maine whitewater, Cathance Stream

Washington county, Lake Cathance to Dennysville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-V     18 miles
I am a local of the Cathance Stream area. Stoddards Rips and Ayers Rips have no affiliation with Cathance Stream. These rips are on the Dennys River and would require an entirely different trip all together. In all of my years living here, (37) I have never heard of anyone traveling to this area soley to canoe or kayak Cathance Stream. There are several portages not mentioned above (fishways, deep drops with ledge, dams!! etc.!!!) that everyone
    should be made aware of. Says Bill Robinson

If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Maine you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less
demanding. The wonderful Maine scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Cathance Stream will make you feel great. The Lake Cathance to Dennysville stretch of Cathance Stream in Washington County is 18 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-V section of whitewater. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. 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. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Lake Cathance to Dennysville section is one of them.

Cathance Stream, Lake Cathance to Dennysville 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 Cathance Stream.
 Whitewater Near Cathance Stream:
Dennys River, Washington County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Gilman Dam to Route 86)
Hobart Stream, Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay)
Cathance Stream, Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class I-V - 18 miles long (Lake Cathance to Dennysville)
Dennys River, Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Rt 86 to 2.5 mi downstream)
Orange River, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Halls Mills to Whiting)
Chase Mills Stream, Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 1.5 miles long (Gardner Lake to East Machias)
Northern Inlet, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Rt. 191 to Mud Landing)
Whiting Bay, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 7.5 miles long (Whiting to Cobscook Reversing Falls)
Cobscook Falls, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Dennys Bay to Cobscook Bay)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 2 miles long (Milltown to Calais)
 Ski Areas Near Cathance Stream:
Bigrock, Maine , 88 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near Cathance Stream:
Davis Beach, Washington , 13 miles away
Jasper Beach II, Washington , 15 miles away
Jasper Beach, Washington , 16 miles away
Grays Beach, Washington , 17 miles away
Roque Bluffs Beach, Washington , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cathance Stream:
Cobscook Bay State Park, Edmunds Twp, 7 miles away
Rocky Lake Private Reserve Land - Mud Landing, Machias, 10 miles away
Rocky Lake Private Reserve Land - South Bay, Machias, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cathance Stream:
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Lubec - ME , 22 miles away
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 68 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine , 10 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 20 miles away
Quoddy Head State Park, Maine , 24 miles away
 Lakes Near Cathance Stream
Lake Cathance, Washington , 5 miles away
Orange Lake, Washington , 8 miles away
Hadley Lake, Washington , 12 miles away

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