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Maine whitewater, Narraguagus River

Washington county, Deblois to Cherryfield section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-V     17.3 miles
  The Deblois to Cherryfield section of Narraguagus River in Maine is 17.3 miles long and has been rated as a class I-V section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Washington County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Bangor, 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 don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp
stove. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular location for
folks from Cherryfield; a tour to Narraguagus River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Sprague Falls. If the weather is delightful here at Narraguagus River, you can go for a hike along the Lead Mountain Trail, and if you want to hit the beach, Black Beach is in the neighborhood. This is such a fun river. You have to undeniably explore stunning Jordan Beach while you're here at Narraguagus River. For the duration of the summertime months here at Narraguagus River, high temperatures frequently reach the 70's. Once the sun is down it plunges down to the 50's. Daytime highs during the wintertime are in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Narraguagus River.

Narraguagus River, Deblois to Cherryfield 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 Narraguagus River.
 Whitewater Near Narraguagus River:
Narraguagus River, Washington County, 4 miles away
      Class I-V - 17.3 miles long (Deblois to Cherryfield)
Pleasant River, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 33.5 miles long (Pleasant River Lake to Columbia Falls)
Narraguagus River - West Branch, Hancock Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Denbow Peat Mine to Sprague Falls 1)
Mopang Stream, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.8 miles long (Maine 9 to Machias Eddy)
Mopang Stream, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.3 miles long (Mopang Lake to Maine 9)
Union River - East Branch, Hancock County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.4 miles long (Steep Landing to West Branch)
Machias River, Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class I-IV - 36.5 miles long (Maine Route 9 to Machias)
Machias River - West Branch, Hancock Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.2 miles long (Lower Sabao Lake to Machias River)
Narraguagus River, Washington County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Deer Lake to Deblois)
Old Stream, Washington County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Second Lake to Machias River)
 Ski Areas Near Narraguagus River:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 65 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 83 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 92 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near Narraguagus River:
Jordan Beach, Washington , 12 miles away
Black Beach, Hancock , 12 miles away
Schoodic Beach, Hancock , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Narraguagus River:
PROPERTY OFFLINE-11571, Bar Harbor , 21 miles away
West Street Hotel, Bar Harbor , 21 miles away
Primrose Inn-Historic Bar Harb, Bar Harbor , 21 miles away
Chiltern Inn, Bar Harbor , 21 miles away
Anchorage Motel, Bar Harbor , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Narraguagus River:
Dale Schevenieus Campground, Lewiston, 9 miles away
Mainayr Campground, Steuben, 9 miles away
Donnell Pond Private Reserve Land, Sorrento, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Narraguagus River:
Lead Mountain Trail, Hancock , 12 miles away
The Anvil Trail, Hancock , 17 miles away
Alder Path Trail, Hancock , 17 miles away
Schoodic Head Trail, Hancock , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Narraguagus River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 21 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 21 miles away
Lamoine State Park, Maine , 25 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Narraguagus River:
Grindstone Neck Golf Course, Winter Harbor , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Narraguagus River
Morancy Pond, Hancock , 12 miles away
Jones Pond, Hancock , 13 miles away
Upper Lead Mountain Pond, Hancock , 14 miles away

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