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Maine whitewater, East Machias River

Washington county, Crawford to East Machias section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     35 miles
  The Crawford to East Machias stretch of East Machias River is 35 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Bangor, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nature scenery of Washington County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. There's camping available near East Machias River. A stretch this long is of course too much
    for a one day trip, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. 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. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Interesting geology is available here; Smith Mill Pitch is next to East Machias River. Places like Roque
Bluffs State Park are magnificent to visit; no need to travel far to take a look at out of the ordinary stuff like Crooked Pitch. This river is so great. People from Machias love to come to East Machias River, and don't leave East Machias River without first paying a visit to Wigwam Riffles. Spend the day on the beach at Grays Beach while you're here at East Machias River It's always good to explore Munson Rips. During your stay at East Machias River do explore nearby Roque Bluffs Beach. Lots of rain falls at East Machias River. November is when you get the most rain here, and June meanwhile is the driest month.

East Machias River, Crawford to East Machias 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 East Machias River.
 Whitewater Near East Machias River:
Northern Inlet, Washington County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Rt. 191 to Mud Landing)
Cathance Stream, Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class I-V - 18 miles long (Lake Cathance to Dennysville)
East Machias River, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 35 miles long (Crawford to East Machias)
Chase Mills Stream, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 1.5 miles long (Gardner Lake to East Machias)
Dennys River, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Gilman Dam to Route 86)
Hobart Stream, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay)
Orange River, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Halls Mills to Whiting)
Dennys River, Washington County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Rt 86 to 2.5 mi downstream)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 19 miles long (Kelleyland to Milltown)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 21 miles away
      Class II-V - 2 miles long (Milltown to Calais)
 Ski Areas Near East Machias River:
Bigrock, Maine , 85 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 98 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
 Beaches Near East Machias River:
Roque Bluffs Beach, Washington , 13 miles away
Grays Beach, Washington , 14 miles away
Roque Island Ledge, Washington , 14 miles away
Jasper Beach, Washington , 14 miles away
Great Beach, Washington , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near East Machias River:
Rocky Lake Private Reserve Land - South Bay, Machias, 4 miles away
Rocky Lake Private Reserve Land - Mud Landing, Machias, 5 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Edmunds Twp, 7 miles away
 Trails Near East Machias River:
Mud Hole Trail, Washington , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near East Machias River:
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Lubec - ME , 36 miles away
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 54 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 12 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine , 24 miles away
Quoddy Head State Park, Maine , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near East Machias River:
Great Cove Golf Course, Jonesboro , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near East Machias River
Second Lake, Washington , 1 miles away
Hadley Lake, Washington , 6 miles away
Lake Cathance, Washington , 9 miles away

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