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Maine whitewater, Little River

York county, US202 to Lord Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     4 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Portland-South Portland, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maine are easier than the national norm, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The natural beauty of Maine and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch of Little
    River in York County is 4 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from
the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The US202 to Lord Road stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Spend the day on the beach at Lake Ivanhoe Beach if you're here at Little River,
and you positively must stop by Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park while you're here. One of the best things about Little River is its proximity to Great East Lake Beach, and there are plenty of people from Lebanon here. This river is a great place to visit. Little River sees pretty high levels of precipitation. Most of the rain falls during November, and January on the other hand is the driest. During the months of summer highs here at Little River get into the 70's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 50's. For the period of the wintertime highs are generally in the 20's, and night lows through the winter for Little River tend to be in the 0's.

Little River, US202 to Lord Road 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 Little River.
 Whitewater Near Little River:
Little River, York County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Stackpole Bridge to Hubbard Road)
Little Ossipee River, York County, 11 miles away
      Class -blank- - 28 miles long (Balch Pond to Saco River)
Great Works River, York County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Brattle Street to Leighs Mill Pond)
Ossipee River, Oxford York County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (North Highway border to Saco River)
Saco River, York County, 21 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 0.5 miles long (Limington Rips)
Saco River, Cumberland County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II+(V+) - 0.3 miles long (Steep Falls)
Atlantic Ocean, -blank- County, 23 miles away
      Class I(V) - 1 miles long (Jenness Beach)
Ossipee River, Carroll County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Lake Ossipee to Kezar Falls Maine)
North River, -blank- County, 25 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Nottingham)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid River Rafting, Carroll County, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Little River:
King Pine, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 32 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 36 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 36 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Bradford, Massachusetts , 37 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 13 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 42 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 43 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
McIntyre, New Hampshire , 46 miles away, 300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 49 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
 Marinas Near Little River:
Bay View Marina, Dover , 15 miles away
Kittery Landing Marina, Kittery , 19 miles away
Harbour Place Marina, Portsmouth , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Little River:
Great East Lake Beach, Carroll , 12 miles away
Lake Ivanhoe Beach, Carroll , 13 miles away
Lovell Lake Beach, Carroll , 13 miles away
Providence Lake Beach, Carroll , 16 miles away
Ogunquit Beach, York , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Little River:
Oakwood Inn Town Motel, Sanford , 5 miles away
Super 8 Sanford Kennebunkport Area, Sanford , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Dover, Dover , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Dover , 10 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Dover, Dover , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little River:
B and B Family Camping, Lebanon, 1 miles away
Heavenlee Acres Campground, Lebanon, 2 miles away
Potter's Place Adult Camping Area, Lebanon, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little River:
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston - MA , 55 miles away
Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park, Maine , 11 miles away
Odiorne State Park, New Hampshire , 21 miles away
Pawtuckaway State Park, New Hampshire , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little River:
Sanford Country Club, Sanford , 8 miles away
Sunningdale Golf Club, Somersworth , 10 miles away
Links at Outlook Golf Course, South Berwick , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Little River
Mousam Lake, York , 4 miles away
Bauneg Beg Pond, York , 8 miles away
Bunganut Pond, York , 11 miles away

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