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Maine whitewater, Ellis Brook

Piscataquis county, Ellis Bog to Chamberlain Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     1.8 miles
  This stretch of Ellis Brook in Maine is 1.8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. 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.
    You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. The wonderful Maine scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Ellis Brook attract people from
near and far. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. This is a pretty short section so better bring  
some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
There are glorious sites to discover along the Carry Trail; don't leave Ellis Brook without first going for a hike along the Telephone Trail. Ellis Brook gets a typical amount of yearly rainfall. The month with most of the rain is July, and February is the month with the least moisture. For the period of the warm days of summer at Ellis Brook temperatures are generally in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's while Ellis Brook night low temperatures during the winter are in the-10's.

Ellis Brook, Ellis Bog to Chamberlain Lake 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 Ellis Brook.
 Whitewater Near Ellis Brook:
Ellis Brook, Piscataquis County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 1.8 miles long (Ellis Bog to Chamberlain Lake)
Allagash Stream, Piscataquis County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (Allagash Lake to Chamberlain Lake)
Smith Brook, Piscataquis County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Haymock Lake to Eagle lake)
Caucomgomoc Stream, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Caucomgomoc Lake to Black Pond)
Allagash River, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 92 miles long (Chamberlain Lake to Allagash)
Webster Brook, Piscataquis County, 17 miles away
      Class I-V - 15 miles long (Telos Landing to Grand Lake Matagamon)
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (5th Lake to 2nd Lake)
Penobscot River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 22 miles away
      Class III-V - 17 miles long (Ripogenus Gorge to Debsconeag)
Chemquasabamticook Stream, Aroostock County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Ross Lake to Long Lake)
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (2nd Lake to Allagash River)
 Ski Areas Near Ellis Brook:
Big Squaw, Maine , 25 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 73 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 76 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 86 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 94 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 98 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Le Massif, Quebec , 99 miles away, 2526 foot drop, 4 lifts, 49 runs
 Campgrounds Near Ellis Brook:
Allagash Waterway - Ellis Brook, Clayton Lake, 1 miles away
Allagash Waterway - Lock Dam, Clayton Lake, 2 miles away
Allagash Waterway - McCarren, Clayton Lake, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Ellis Brook:
Carry Trail, Piscataquis , 4 miles away
Telephone Trail, Piscataquis , 8 miles away
Chase Carry, Piscataquis , 14 miles away
Old Telos Tote Road, Piscataquis , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ellis Brook:
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 34 miles away
 Lakes Near Ellis Brook
Chesuncook Lake, Piscataquis , 15 miles away

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