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Maine whitewater, Magalloway River

Oxford county, Parmachenee Lake to Aziscohos Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     1 miles
This is not a paddle- it's a portage! Says Robert Bird

This stretch of Magalloway River in Maine is 1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V+ section. The starting point is not too far from Berlin, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions
    for lots of people. When you're paddling down a White Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in
mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The scenic beauty of Maine and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. There are plenty of other stretches  
in this river system that can be paddled as well. This is an extremely short section so no need to bring snacks.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Old Magalloway Trail. At Magalloway River through the summertime months highs are in the 70's, and throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 20's; overnight lows in the-10's for Magalloway River. All the water falling down from the sky makes Magalloway River a wet location. For the period of the month of August you get the most rain around here, and the driest of the months is February.

Magalloway River, Parmachenee Lake to Aziscohos Lake 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 Magalloway River.
 Whitewater Near Magalloway River:
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (Parmachenee Lake to Aziscohos Lake)
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 7 miles away
      Class I-IV - 8 miles long (Third East Branch to First East Branch)
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Aziscohos Dam to Wilsons Mills)
Diamond River, Coos County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Swift Diamond to Wentworth Location)
Kennebago River, Franklin Oxford County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Kennebago Lake to Bridge)
Rapid River, Oxford County, 17 miles away
      Class IV - 5.25 miles long (Pond in River to Lake Umbagog)
Dead River - North Branch, Franklin County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 19 miles long (Chain Lakes to Eustis)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 0.5 miles long (Errol Rapids)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Bragg's Bay to Pontook)
Swift Cambridge River, Oxford County, 23 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Route 26 to Dead Cambridge River)
 Ski Areas Near Magalloway River:
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 27 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 33 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 33 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 37 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 41 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 45 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 47 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 48 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 53 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 53 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Marinas Near Magalloway River:
Haines Landing Marina, Rangeley , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Magalloway River:
Grand Summit Resort Sunday River, Bethel , 35 miles away
The Perennial Inn, Rumford , 37 miles away
The Victoria Inn Bed And Break, Bethel , 37 miles away
Chapman Inn, Bethel , 37 miles away
The Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Magalloway River:
Cupsuptic Campground, Oxford County, 12 miles away
Deer Mountain Campground, Coos County, 15 miles away
North Camps, Oquossoc, 16 miles away
 Trails Near Magalloway River:
Old Magalloway Trail, Oxford , 15 miles away
Milrose Trail, Oxford , 16 miles away
Arnold Trail, Franklin , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Magalloway River:
Rangeley Lake State Park, Maine , 21 miles away
Dixville Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 24 miles away
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine , 26 miles away
 Lakes Near Magalloway River
Parmachenee Lake, Oxford , 1 miles away
Boundary Pond, Coos , 12 miles away
Cupsuptic Lake, Oxford , 12 miles away

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