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Maine whitewater, Millinocket Stream

Penobscot county, Millinocket Lake to Shad Pond section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     10 miles
  This stretch of Millinocket Stream in Penobscot County is 10 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. There's camping available near Millinocket Stream. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack
    your camp stove. The natural beauty of Penobscot County and the cool fresh water beats anything. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whether you're
whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Millinocket Stream you can take a hike
along the Cedar Lake Trail, and folks from Millinocket love to come here. Going for a hike along the Sandbank Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity. For the duration of the warm months here at Millinocket Stream, high temperatures typically get into the 70's. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 20's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at Millinocket Stream. An average amount of rain falls at Millinocket Stream. The month with most of the rain is November, and the driest month of the year is February.

Millinocket Stream, Millinocket Lake to Shad 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 Millinocket Stream.
 Whitewater Near Millinocket Stream:
Whitewater Outfitter - New England Outdoor Center, Penobscot County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Penobscot River - West Branch, Penobscot County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.5 miles long (Quackish Dam to Shad Pond)
Millinocket Stream, Penobscot County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Millinocket Lake to Shad Pond)
Wassataquoik Stream, Penobscot County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Deasy Pond Outlet to East Br. Penobscot River)
Penobscot River - East Branch, Penobscot County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 20 miles long (Whetstone Falls to Medway)
Sandy Stream, Piscataquis Penobscot County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Lower Togue Pond to Millicocket Lake)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.4 miles long (Medford to Maxfield)
Schoodic Stream, Piscataquis County, 22 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Schoodic Lake to Miol-Howland Road)
Shin Brook River, Penobscot County, 22 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Lower Shin Pond to Seboeis River)
Penobscot River - East Branch, Penobscot County, 23 miles away
      Class III-V - 38 miles long (Grand Lake Matagamon to Whetstone Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Millinocket Stream:
Big Squaw, Maine , 43 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 45 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 73 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Camden, Maine , 77 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 77 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Millinocket Stream:
The Young House Bed And Breakf, Millinocket , 1 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 2 miles away
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 2 miles away
Milford Motel On The River, Milford , 36 miles away
Black Bear Inn And Conference Center, Orono , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Millinocket Stream:
Hidden Springs Campground, Millinocket, 1 miles away
Allagash Gateway Campsite, Millinocket, 6 miles away
Big Moose Campground, Piscataquis County, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Millinocket Stream:
Sandbank Trail, Penobscot , 9 miles away
Cedar Lake Trail, Penobscot , 10 miles away
Gray Ledge Dam Trail, Penobscot , 10 miles away
Sand Bank Trail, Penobscot , 11 miles away
Ragged Mountain Trail, Penobscot , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Millinocket Stream:
Hillcrest Golf Club, Millinocket , 1 miles away
 Lakes Near Millinocket Stream
Millinocket Lake, Penobscot , 3 miles away
South Twin Lake, Penobscot , 11 miles away
First Debsconeag Lake, Piscataquis , 19 miles away

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