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Maine whitewater, Kennebec River

Somerset county, Harris Station Dam to Carry Brook section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     3.5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Augusta-Waterville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The average Maine whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The Harris Station Dam to Carry Brook section of Kennebec River is 3.5 miles long and is a class
    IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll
find a large number of good rivers. The campgrounds here at Kennebec River are pretty good. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The wonderful Somerset County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Kennebec River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This is a  
somewhat short section so better bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from West Forks here; nearby you come across the Big Squaw Mountain Trail which is a great hiking trail. Kennebec River gets a common amount of precipitation. Through July this area sees the most rain; February meanwhile is the driest month. All through the days of summer, highs typically are in the 70's at Kennebec River, and through the night it cools down to the 50's. Highs during the winter are mostly in the 20's; overnight lows at Kennebec River throughout the winter generally plunge into the-10's.

Kennebec River, Harris Station Dam to Carry Brook 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 Kennebec River.
 Whitewater Near Kennebec River:
Kennebec River, Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 3.5 miles long (Harris Station Dam to Carry Brook)
Kennebec River, Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.8 miles long (Carry Brook to Forks)
Moxie Stream, Somerset County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Snowmobile bridge to Moxie Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Magic Falls Rafting, Somerset County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Three Rivers Whitewater, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Crab Apple Whitewater., Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Outdoors Northern, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Kennebec River - East Outlet, Somerset County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Moosehead Lake Route 15 Bridge to Indian Pond)
Cold Stream, Somerset County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 11.5 miles long (Tomhegan Stream to Kennebec River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Northern Outdoors, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Kennebec River:
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 35 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 38 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 41 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 43 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 50 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 65 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 69 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 74 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 76 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Camden, Maine , 79 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
 Hotels Near Kennebec River:
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 19 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 35 miles away
Colonial Valley Motel, Farmington , 44 miles away
Mount Blue Motel, Farmington , 44 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilton , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kennebec River:
Enchanted Outfitters & Lodge, West Forks, 8 miles away
Pleasant Pond Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Caratunk, 8 miles away
Bald Mt Brook Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Bingham, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Kennebec River:
Big Squaw Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 13 miles away
Intake Trail, Piscataquis , 15 miles away
Arnolds Trail, Somerset , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kennebec River:
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kennebec River:
MT Kineo Golf Course, Rockwood , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Kennebec River
Big Indian Pond, Piscataquis , 10 miles away
Otter Pond, Somerset , 14 miles away
Moosehead Lake, Piscataquis , 18 miles away

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