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Maine whitewater, Northern Inlet

Washington county, Rt. 191 to Mud Landing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     3.5 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Bangor, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Washington County and the water flowing gracefully down Northern Inlet attract people from near and far. The Rt. 191 to Mud Landing stretch of Northern Inlet is 3.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in
    one stretch. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the
Rt. 191 to Mud Landing section is one of them. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of  
paddling spots. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Machias come to Northern Inlet, and you can spend the day on the beach at Jasper Beach. A tremendous place like Roque Bluffs State Park near Northern Inlet is too glorious to leave out; during your stay here do stop by close by Grays Beach. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Northern Inlet is a wet location that gets a good deal of rain. Most of the rain falls all through November, and June meanwhile is the driest month. The warmest time of the year at Northern Inlet arrives with high temperatures in the 70's.

Northern Inlet, Rt. 191 to Mud Landing 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 Northern Inlet.
 Whitewater Near Northern Inlet:
Northern Inlet, Washington County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Rt. 191 to Mud Landing)
Cathance Stream, Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class I-V - 18 miles long (Lake Cathance to Dennysville)
Chase Mills Stream, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 1.5 miles long (Gardner Lake to East Machias)
Dennys River, Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Gilman Dam to Route 86)
Hobart Stream, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay)
Orange River, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Halls Mills to Whiting)
East Machias River, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 35 miles long (Crawford to East Machias)
Dennys River, Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Rt 86 to 2.5 mi downstream)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class II-V - 2 miles long (Milltown to Calais)
Whiting Bay, Washington County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 7.5 miles long (Whiting to Cobscook Reversing Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Northern Inlet:
Bigrock, Maine , 86 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near Northern Inlet:
Grays Beach, Washington , 13 miles away
Jasper Beach, Washington , 13 miles away
Jasper Beach II, Washington , 13 miles away
Roque Bluffs Beach, Washington , 13 miles away
Davis Beach, Washington , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Northern Inlet:
Rocky Lake Private Reserve Land - Mud Landing, Machias, 1 miles away
Rocky Lake Private Reserve Land - South Bay, Machias, 2 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Edmunds Twp, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Northern Inlet:
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Lubec - ME , 31 miles away
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 58 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 13 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine , 19 miles away
Quoddy Head State Park, Maine , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Northern Inlet:
Great Cove Golf Course, Jonesboro , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Northern Inlet
Second Lake, Washington , 4 miles away
Hadley Lake, Washington , 5 miles away
Lake Cathance, Washington , 5 miles away

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