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Waldo county, Route 141 to Belfast section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1 miles
  The wonderful Waldo County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The put-in location is a short drive from Rockland, as you can see on the road map further down. There's camping available near Goose River. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Route 141 to Belfast section is one of them. This stretch is very short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.
    Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but do book a room before you come because it
is a very popular destination. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. The Route 141 to Belfast section of Goose River is 1 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
A day at delightful Cals Beach near Goose River is a glorious thing to do. Have a splendid hiking
adventure along the Spring Brook Trail, and Steels Ledge is in the neighborhood, and is a good site. At this river you will always have a good time. Swan Lake State Park is a great place; going for a hike along the Mount Megunticook Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Moose Point State Park is a good spot to explore, and Pebble Beach is a gorgeous beach to take a look at. Do schedule some time to stop by Patterson Point in the neighborhood of Goose River if you have a chance, and there's no such thing as a bad day of skiing at close by Camden. There's just no way anybody can get bored here at Goose River.

Goose River, Route 141 to Belfast road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Goose River.
 Whitewater Near Goose River:
Goose River, Waldo County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Route 141 to Belfast)
Ducktrap River, Waldo County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.5 miles long (Black Brook to Ducktrap Harbor)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (Monroe Center to West Winterport)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (West Winterport to Frankfort)
Goose Falls, Hancock County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 0.2 miles long (Goose Falls Fd to same)
Oyster River, Knox County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 11.5 miles long (West Rockport to Warren)
Souadabscook Stream, Penobscot County, 18 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.8 miles long (Manning Mill Bridge to Hampden)
Penobscot River, Hancock Waldo County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (South Orrington to Sandy Point)
St. George River, Waldo County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.3 miles long (Woodsmans Mills to Warren)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (Rt. 15 to Bangor)
 Ski Areas Near Goose River:
Camden, Maine , 14 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 19 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 46 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 68 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 82 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 90 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 96 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
 Marinas Near Goose River:
Seal Ledge Marina, Penobscot , 15 miles away
Landings Marina, Rockland , 18 miles away
The Landings Marina, Rockland , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Goose River:
Cals Beach, Waldo , 6 miles away
Pebble Beach, Waldo , 7 miles away
Spragues Beach, Waldo , 8 miles away
Billys Shore, Waldo , 9 miles away
Laite Memorial Beach, Knox , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Goose River:
Seascape Motel Cottages, Belfast , 0 miles away
Belfast Harbor Inn, Belfast , 0 miles away
Fireside Inn And Suites-Belfas, Belfast , 1 miles away
Belfast Breeze Inn, Belfast , 2 miles away
Colonial Gables Oceanfront, Belfast , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Goose River:
The Moorings Campground, Belfast, 0 miles away
Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort, Belfast, 2 miles away
Searsport Shores Ocean Front Campground, Searsport, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Goose River:
Spring Brook Trail, Knox , 10 miles away
Mount Megunticook Trail, Knox , 11 miles away
Mount Battie Trail, Knox , 12 miles away
Ragged Mountain Trail, Knox , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Goose River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 54 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 54 miles away
Moose Point State Park, Maine , 3 miles away
Swan Lake State Park, Maine , 7 miles away
Camden Hills State Park, Maine , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Goose River:
Searsport Pines Golf Course, Searsport , 4 miles away
Northport Golf Club, Lincolnville , 9 miles away
Streamside Golf Course, Winterport , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Goose River
Pitcher Pond, Waldo , 6 miles away

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