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Maine whitewater, Ducktrap River

Waldo county, Black Brook to Ducktrap Harbor section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     3.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Waldo County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The Black Brook to Ducktrap Harbor stretch of Ducktrap River in Waldo County is 3.5 miles long and is a class II-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maine tend to be more forgiving
    than the national average, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. This is a short paddling stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The put-in location is a reasonable
drive from Rockland, as you can see on the road map further down. No need to look hard for hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The Black Brook to Ducktrap Harbor section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Mount
Megunticook Trail is always a pleasant adventure, and Ducktrap River is a location with many visitors from Lincolnville. Really good skiing awaits you at Camden, and Ducktrap River is close to Camden Hills State Park which is a charming spot. This river has it all. There is a magnificent hiking trail near Ducktrap River called the Spring Brook Trail. Moose Point State Park is a delightful site to stretch your legs a bit; a day at Cals Beach is time well spent. Taking a little tour to close by Frohock Point is a glorious idea, and a nice beach nearby is Pebble Beach.

Ducktrap River, Black Brook to Ducktrap Harbor 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 Ducktrap River.
 Whitewater Near Ducktrap River:
Ducktrap River, Waldo County, 1 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.5 miles long (Black Brook to Ducktrap Harbor)
Goose River, Waldo County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Route 141 to Belfast)
Oyster River, Knox County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 11.5 miles long (West Rockport to Warren)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (Monroe Center to West Winterport)
Goose Falls, Hancock County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 0.2 miles long (Goose Falls Fd to same)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (West Winterport to Frankfort)
St. George River, Waldo County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.3 miles long (Woodsmans Mills to Warren)
Penobscot River, Hancock Waldo County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (South Orrington to Sandy Point)
Souadabscook Stream, Penobscot County, 25 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.8 miles long (Manning Mill Bridge to Hampden)
Narramissic River, Hancock County, 28 miles away
      Class II - 16.3 miles long (Denham to Alamoosook Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Ducktrap River:
Camden, Maine , 9 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 26 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 47 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 74 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 81 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 88 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 96 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
 Marinas Near Ducktrap River:
Landings Marina, Rockland , 12 miles away
The Landings Marina, Rockland , 12 miles away
Seal Ledge Marina, Penobscot , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Ducktrap River:
Pebble Beach, Waldo , 4 miles away
Cals Beach, Waldo , 4 miles away
Laite Memorial Beach, Knox , 6 miles away
Billys Shore, Waldo , 9 miles away
Spragues Beach, Waldo , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Ducktrap River:
Belfast Breeze Inn, Belfast , 5 miles away
Lord Camden Inn, Camden , 6 miles away
Grand Harbor Inn, Camden , 6 miles away
Camden Harbour Inn, Camden , 6 miles away
Camden Riverhouse Hotel, Camden , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ducktrap River:
Northport Travel Park, Belfast, 2 miles away
Massachusetts Homestead Camp, Lincolnville, 3 miles away
Med-O-Lark Camp, Lincolnville, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Ducktrap River:
Spring Brook Trail, Knox , 3 miles away
Mount Megunticook Trail, Knox , 5 miles away
Mount Battie Trail, Knox , 5 miles away
Ragged Mountain Trail, Knox , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ducktrap River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 56 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 56 miles away
Camden Hills State Park, Maine , 3 miles away
Moose Point State Park, Maine , 8 miles away
Swan Lake State Park, Maine , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ducktrap River:
Northport Golf Club, Lincolnville , 5 miles away
Megunticook Golf Club, Rockport , 7 miles away
Goose River Golf Course, Rockport , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Ducktrap River
Pitcher Pond, Waldo , 2 miles away

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