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Maine whitewater, Orbeton Stream

Franklin county, Barnjum Stream to Sandy River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     4.8 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Lewiston-Auburn, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This stretch of Orbeton Stream is 4.8 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V+ section. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. 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. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.
The natural beauty of Maine and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're
here at Orbeton Stream you will meet lots of folks from close by Phillips, and striking scenery and good skiing is what you obtain at Saddleback. Orbeton Stream is right by the Piazza Rock Trail, and a trip to Mt. Blue State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. This river has so much to offer. Take a hike on the Brook Trail. Summertime brings highs in the 70's to Orbeton Stream, and the overnight is a little cooler of course, generally in the 50's. High temperatures during the winter are normally in the 20's, and night lows in the-10's for Orbeton Stream. A typical amount of precipitation falls here at Orbeton Stream.

Orbeton Stream, Barnjum Stream to Sandy 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 Orbeton Stream.
 Whitewater Near Orbeton Stream:
Orbeton Stream, Franklin County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.8 miles long (Barnjum Stream to Sandy River)
Sandy River - South Branch, Franklin County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Number Six Road to ME 4)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Phillips to Fairbanks Bridge)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Phillips through town)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Smalls Falls to South Branch)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (South Branch to Phillips)
Bowley Brook, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (between Weld and Dryden)
Dead River - South Branch, Franklin County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Green Farm Br. to Flagstaff)
Cupsuptic River, Oxford County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 8 miles long (Big Canyon to Big Falls)
Temple Stream, Franklin County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Drury Pond to Sandy River)
 Ski Areas Near Orbeton Stream:
Saddleback, Maine , 9 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 11 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 20 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 21 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 32 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 37 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 37 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 49 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 55 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 63 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
 Hotels Near Orbeton Stream:
Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilton , 21 miles away
Mount Blue Motel, Farmington , 21 miles away
Colonial Valley Motel, Farmington , 21 miles away
The Perennial Inn, Rumford , 25 miles away
Blackberry River Inn, Norfolk , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Orbeton Stream:
Poplar Ridge Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Stratton, 5 miles away
Spaulding Mt Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Kingfield, 7 miles away
Crocker Mountain Cirque Campground, Franklin County, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Orbeton Stream:
Piazza Rock Trail, Franklin , 8 miles away
Brook Trail, Franklin , 12 miles away
Chimney Trail, Franklin , 13 miles away
Bigelow Range Trail, Franklin , 13 miles away
Fire Warden Trail, Somerset , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Orbeton Stream:
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 7 miles away
Rangeley Lake State Park, Maine , 21 miles away
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Orbeton Stream:
Sugarloaf Golf Club, Carrabassett Valley , 11 miles away
Evergreen Golf Club & Golf School, Rangeley , 14 miles away
Oakdale Country Club, Mexico , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Orbeton Stream
Webb Lake, Franklin , 9 miles away
Haley Pond, Franklin , 15 miles away
Mountain Pond, Franklin , 16 miles away

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