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Maine whitewater, Nezinscot River

Androscoggin county, Headwaters to Androscoggin River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

This river was fantastic for swimming in. I got about 10 leeches on me though. All well! Says Jill Wollygag

The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often more forgiving than in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The wonderful Androscoggin County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.
    You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The Headwaters to Androscoggin River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater
rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. If you're coming from Lewiston-Auburn it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch is long enough for  
an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Nezinscot River you'll almost certainly meet some folks from Turner. A day at Auburn Municipal Beach near Nezinscot River is time well spent, and don't leave without popping by Range Ponds State Park. This river is so great. What would winter be without some skiing at Lost Valley. High temperatures at Nezinscot River through the warmest time of the year are in the 70's.

Nezinscot River, Headwaters to Androscoggin River 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 Nezinscot River.
 Whitewater Near Nezinscot River:
Nezinscot River, Androscoggin County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 13.5 miles long (Headwaters to Androscoggin River)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 0.1 miles long (Smalls Falls)
Wilson Stream, Franklin County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Wilton to East Wilton)
Nezinscot River - West Branch, Oxford County, 19 miles away
      Class -blank- - 17 miles long (Headwaters to Buckfield)
Chandler Brook, Cumberland County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Runaround Pond to Royal River)
Bowley Brook, Franklin County, 19 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (between Weld and Dryden)
Temple Stream, Franklin County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Drury Pond to Sandy River)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Farmington Falls to New Sharon)
Little Androscoggin River, Oxford County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (West Paris to South Paris)
Little Androscoggin River, Oxford County, 25 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Bryant Pond to Tubbs School)
 Ski Areas Near Nezinscot River:
Lost Valley, Maine , 9 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 18 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 27 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 30 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 36 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 37 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 39 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 40 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 51 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 59 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
 Beaches Near Nezinscot River:
Auburn Municipal Beach, Androscoggin , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Nezinscot River:
Residence Inn Auburn, Auburn , 10 miles away
The Munroe Inn, Auburn , 11 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn RiverWatch, Auburn , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn Lewiston-Auburn, Lewiston , 11 miles away
Ramada Lewiston Hotel & Conference Center, Lewiston , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nezinscot River:
Bear Pond Campground Fun Park, Turner, 1 miles away
Martin Stream Campsite, Turner, 3 miles away
Hebron Pines Campground, Hebron, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nezinscot River:
Range Ponds State Park, Maine , 14 miles away
Bradbury Mountain State Park, Maine , 21 miles away
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Nezinscot River:
Pine Acres Golf Course, Auburn , 8 miles away
Maple Lane Inn & Golf Club, Livermore Falls , 10 miles away
Lakeview Golf Course, Burnham , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Nezinscot River
Lake Auburn, Androscoggin , 9 miles away
Little Androscoggin River Reservoir, Androscoggin , 13 miles away
Androscoggin Lake, Kennebec , 13 miles away

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