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Maine whitewater, Passadumkeag River

Penobscot county, Saponac to Upper Lord Brook section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     0.8 miles
  This section of Passadumkeag River in Penobscot County is 0.8 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V section. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The wonderful Penobscot County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. There
    are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Some people prefer whitewater
rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is an extremely short stretch so no need to bring snacks. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular place for folks from Lee, and do put some time aside to spend at Grand Falls if you're here at Passadumkeag River. On a great day at Passadumkeag River you can take a hike along the Eagle Lake Trail. Passadumkeag River sees pretty high levels of precipitation. November is the month that gets the most rain; February is when it's the driest. All through the days of summer, highs generally are in the 70's at Passadumkeag River. Once the sun is down it plunges down to the 50's. All through the winter the highs are generally in the 20's with temperatures at Passadumkeag River dipping down into the 0's through winter nights.

Passadumkeag River, Saponac to Upper Lord Brook 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 Passadumkeag River.
 Whitewater Near Passadumkeag River:
Passadumkeag River, Penobscot County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 0.8 miles long (Saponac to Upper Lord Brook)
Nicatous Stream, Hancock County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 7.8 miles long (Nicatous Lake to Pistol Green)
Union River - West Branch, Hancock County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Great Pond to Goodwin Bridge)
Narraguagus River, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Deer Lake to Deblois)
Sunkhaze Stream, Penobscot County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 15 miles long (headwater to Penobscot River)
Mattawamkeag, Penobscot County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12.5 miles long (Kingman to Mattawamkeag)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Mattawamkeag to Winn)
Union River - East Branch, Hancock County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.4 miles long (Steep Landing to West Branch)
Machias River - West Branch, Hancock Washington County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.2 miles long (Lower Sabao Lake to Machias River)
Narraguagus River - West Branch, Hancock Washington County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Denbow Peat Mine to Sprague Falls 1)
 Ski Areas Near Passadumkeag River:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 47 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 74 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Camden, Maine , 74 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 77 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 94 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Passadumkeag River:
Milford Motel On The River, Milford , 27 miles away
University Inn Academic Suites, Orono , 30 miles away
Black Bear Inn And Conference Center, Orono , 30 miles away
Comfort Inn Ellsworth - Bar Harbor, Ellsworth , 32 miles away
Hampton Inn Ellsworth-Bar Harbor, Ellsworth , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Passadumkeag River:
Cold Spring Campground, Hancock County, 4 miles away
Maple Grove Campground, Penobscot County, 6 miles away
Sleeping Bear Camping, Lee, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Passadumkeag River:
Eagle Lake Trail, Hancock , 10 miles away
Old Gold Mine Trail, Penobscot , 20 miles away
Lead Mountain Trail, Hancock , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Passadumkeag River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 38 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 38 miles away
Lamoine State Park, Maine , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Passadumkeag River:
JATO Highland Golf Course, Lincoln , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Passadumkeag River
Nicatous Lake, Hancock , 15 miles away
Upper Sabao Lake, Hancock , 16 miles away
Mattanawcook Pond, Penobscot , 16 miles away

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