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Washington county, Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-IV     7 miles
  The Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay stretch of Hobart Stream in Washington County is 7 miles long and has been rated as a class I-IV section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.
    On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The nature scenery of Washington County
and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The campgrounds here at Hobart Stream are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
A day at Davis Beach in close proximity to Hobart Stream is time well spent, and a tour here wouldn’t be complete without a trip to close by Cobscook Bay State Park. Lots
of people from Dennysville come to Hobart Stream. Throughout the days of summer at Hobart Stream highs are ordinarily in the 80's. Summer night lows fall down to the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's while Hobart Stream nighttime low temperatures through the winter are in the 0's. Hobart Stream sees pretty high levels of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is November while July is ordinarily the driest month.

Hobart Stream, Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay 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 Hobart Stream.
 Whitewater Near Hobart Stream:
Dennys River, Washington County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Rt 86 to 2.5 mi downstream)
Hobart Stream, Washington County, 2 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay)
Whiting Bay, Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 7.5 miles long (Whiting to Cobscook Reversing Falls)
Orange River, Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Halls Mills to Whiting)
Cobscook Falls, Washington County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Dennys Bay to Cobscook Bay)
Dennys River, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Gilman Dam to Route 86)
Chase Mills Stream, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 1.5 miles long (Gardner Lake to East Machias)
Cathance Stream, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class I-V - 18 miles long (Lake Cathance to Dennysville)
Northern Inlet, Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Rt. 191 to Mud Landing)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 2 miles long (Milltown to Calais)
 Ski Areas Near Hobart Stream:
Bigrock, Maine , 92 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near Hobart Stream:
Davis Beach, Washington , 12 miles away
Jasper Beach II, Washington , 15 miles away
Jasper Beach, Washington , 16 miles away
Grays Beach, Washington , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hobart Stream:
Reversing Falls Park, Pembroke, 6 miles away
Knowlton's Seashore Campground, Perry, 8 miles away
Hilltop Campground, Robbinston, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hobart Stream:
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Lubec - ME , 16 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine , 4 miles away
Quoddy Head State Park, Maine , 18 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 22 miles away
 Lakes Near Hobart Stream
Orange Lake, Washington , 5 miles away
Lake Cathance, Washington , 11 miles away
Hadley Lake, Washington , 16 miles away

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