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York county, Brattle Street to Leighs Mill Pond section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     1 miles
There is a hydro dam at the Brattle Street bridge between the put-in and take-out locations. Anywhere else down river of the dam until the Mill Pond is Private Property/No Trespassing! There is access about a mile up river of the dam at an old railroad bridge/power line right-of-way, but this area of the river is usually slow moving. Says Roy Dodge

The starting location is a short drive from Portland-South Portland, if you're not familiar
    with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Brattle Street to Leighs Mill Pond stretch of Great Works River in Maine is 1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. No matter
if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. This section is very short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large  
number of rivers in this state are quite easy. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The scenic beauty of York County and the water flowing gracefully down Great Works River are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park is a wonderful site to go if you're at Great Works River; a fine beach nearby is Foss Beach.

Great Works River, Brattle Street to Leighs Mill Pond 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 Great Works River.
 Whitewater Near Great Works River:
Great Works River, York County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Brattle Street to Leighs Mill Pond)
Little River, York County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Stackpole Bridge to Hubbard Road)
Little River, York County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (US202 to Lord Road)
Atlantic Ocean, -blank- County, 12 miles away
      Class I(V) - 1 miles long (Jenness Beach)
Little Ossipee River, York County, 22 miles away
      Class -blank- - 28 miles long (Balch Pond to Saco River)
North River, -blank- County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Nottingham)
Saco River, York County, 29 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 0.5 miles long (Limington Rips)
 Ski Areas Near Great Works River:
Bradford, Massachusetts , 30 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 13 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 36 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 39 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 42 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 43 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
McIntyre, New Hampshire , 46 miles away, 300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 47 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 53 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 54 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Blue Hills, Massachusetts , 55 miles away, 309 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Great Works River:
Bay View Marina, Dover , 6 miles away
Kittery Landing Marina, Kittery , 8 miles away
Harbour Place Marina, Portsmouth , 8 miles away
Wentworth by the Sea-Marina, New Castle , 9 miles away
Watersedge Yacht Club, Hampton , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Great Works River:
Salisbury Beach, Essex , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Great Works River:
Days Inn Dover, Dover , 5 miles away
Silver Fountain Inn, Dover , 6 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Dover, Dover , 6 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Dover , 6 miles away
The Garrison Hotel, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Dover , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Great Works River:
Beaver Dam Campground, Berwick, 4 miles away
Camp Meridian, Newington, 6 miles away
Old Stage Campground, Dover, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Great Works River:
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston - MA , 47 miles away
Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park, Maine , 1 miles away
Odiorne State Park, New Hampshire , 10 miles away
Maudslay State Park, Massachusetts , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Great Works River:
Ledges Golf Club, York , 4 miles away
Pease Golf Course, Portsmouth , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Great Works River
Bauneg Beg Pond, York , 8 miles away
Estes Lake, York , 14 miles away
Winkley Pond, Strafford , 14 miles away

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