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Maine whitewater, Dennys River

Washington county, Gilman Dam to Route 86 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     11 miles
  The scenic beauty of Maine and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The put-in location is a short drive from Bangor, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Dennys River in Washington County is 11 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll
    find lots of paddling rivers. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that
a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
A visit to Cobscook Bay State
Park when you're here at Dennys River is never a bad idea, and a journey to Dennys River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Ayers Rips. Nothing beats kicking back at Davis Beach; lots of folks from Dennysville come here. This river is so wonderful. Stoddard Rips is an inspiring place to explore while you're here. High temperatures at Dennys River during the warm months are in the 80's while night lows are regularly in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's; through the dark hours in the winter at Dennys River temperatures plunge to the 0's. Dennys River sees pretty high levels of rain.

Dennys River, Gilman Dam to Route 86 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 Dennys River.
 Whitewater Near Dennys River:
Dennys River, Washington County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Gilman Dam to Route 86)
Dennys River, Washington County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Rt 86 to 2.5 mi downstream)
Hobart Stream, Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay)
Cathance Stream, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class I-V - 18 miles long (Lake Cathance to Dennysville)
Orange River, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Halls Mills to Whiting)
Whiting Bay, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 7.5 miles long (Whiting to Cobscook Reversing Falls)
Chase Mills Stream, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 1.5 miles long (Gardner Lake to East Machias)
Cobscook Falls, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Dennys Bay to Cobscook Bay)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V - 2 miles long (Milltown to Calais)
Northern Inlet, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Rt. 191 to Mud Landing)
 Ski Areas Near Dennys River:
Bigrock, Maine , 87 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near Dennys River:
Davis Beach, Washington , 14 miles away
Jasper Beach II, Washington , 16 miles away
Jasper Beach, Washington , 17 miles away
Grays Beach, Washington , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dennys River:
Cobscook Bay State Park, Edmunds Twp, 9 miles away
Reversing Falls Park, Pembroke, 11 miles away
Knowlton's Seashore Campground, Perry, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dennys River:
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Lubec - ME , 21 miles away
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 70 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine , 9 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 21 miles away
Quoddy Head State Park, Maine , 23 miles away
 Lakes Near Dennys River
Lake Cathance, Washington , 7 miles away
Orange Lake, Washington , 9 miles away
Hadley Lake, Washington , 14 miles away

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