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Maine whitewater, Musquacook Stream

Piscataquis county, 5th Lake to 2nd Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     7 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The natural beauty of Piscataquis County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch of Musquacook Stream in Maine is 7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II
    section. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some
kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The 5th Lake to 2nd Lake stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Great  
exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Chase Carry, and hiking along the Telephone Trail is wonderful fun. At Musquacook Stream through the summer months highs are in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 50's. For the period of the winter the highs are usually in the 20's while Musquacook Stream night low temperatures during the winter are in the-10's. Musquacook Stream gets a common amount of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is July while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Musquacook Stream, 5th Lake to 2nd 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 Musquacook Stream.
 Whitewater Near Musquacook Stream:
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (5th Lake to 2nd Lake)
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (2nd Lake to Allagash River)
Allagash River, Piscataquis County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 92 miles long (Chamberlain Lake to Allagash)
Munsungan Stream, Piscataquis Penobscot County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Chase Lake to Libby Camp)
Smith Brook, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Haymock Lake to Eagle lake)
Big Brook River, Aroostook County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Dead Horse Gulch to Allagash River)
Webster Brook, Piscataquis County, 20 miles away
      Class I-V - 15 miles long (Telos Landing to Grand Lake Matagamon)
Ellis Brook, Piscataquis County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 1.8 miles long (Ellis Bog to Chamberlain Lake)
Allagash Stream, Piscataquis County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (Allagash Lake to Chamberlain Lake)
Millinocket Stream, Penobscot County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Millinocket Lake to Libby Camp)
 Ski Areas Near Musquacook Stream:
Big Squaw, Maine , 42 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 86 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 91 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 92 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
 Campgrounds Near Musquacook Stream:
Allagash Waterway - Churchill Dam, Clayton Lake, 10 miles away
Allagash Waterway - Jaws, Clayton Lake, 11 miles away
Allagash Waterway - High Bank, Clayton Lake, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Musquacook Stream:
Chase Carry, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
Telephone Trail, Piscataquis , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Musquacook Stream
Lower Hudson Pond, Piscataquis , 8 miles away
Mooseleuk Lake, Piscataquis , 17 miles away

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