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Maine whitewater, Pemaquid River

Lincoln county, Bristol to Pemaquid section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     5 miles
Some pretty good bass fishing too . Says J Barter

The natural beauty of Lincoln County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. The starting point is not too far from Augusta-Waterville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
    in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Bristol to Pemaquid section is one of them. The campgrounds here at Pemaquid River are pretty good. If
you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. This section of Pemaquid River is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if  
you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
The smiling folks of Bristol like to hang out close by, and Damariscotta Lake State Park is both great and gorgeous. Enjoy a lazy day on the beach at Pemaquid Beach, and the Hockomock Nature Trail is a great hiking trail close by. This river is a great place to visit. For the period of the long summer days here at Pemaquid River, high temperatures frequently reach the 70's. All through the moonlight hours it's usually in the 50's.

Pemaquid River, Bristol to Pemaquid 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 Pemaquid River.
 Whitewater Near Pemaquid River:
Pemaquid River, Lincoln County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Bristol to Pemaquid)
Damariscotta River, Lincoln County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 1.4 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, 8 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Reversing Falls)
Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Coopers Mills to West Branch)
Sheepscot River, Waldo Lincoln County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Sheepscot Pond to Somerville)
Sheepscot River - West Branch, Waldo Lincoln County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Weeks Mills to Sheepscot River)
Cobbosseecontee Stream, Kennebec County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Gardiner to Kennebec River)
St. George River, Waldo County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.3 miles long (Woodsmans Mills to Warren)
Oyster River, Knox County, 28 miles away
      Class II-IV - 11.5 miles long (West Rockport to Warren)
 Ski Areas Near Pemaquid River:
Camden, Maine , 30 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 41 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 54 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 57 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 59 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 78 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 82 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 85 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 86 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 90 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Pemaquid River:
Slips Moorings Piers, Bristol , 1 miles away
Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol , 5 miles away
Boothbay Harbor Marina - Pier, Edgecomb , 8 miles away
Boothbay Harbor Marina - Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor , 9 miles away
Carousel Marina, Boothbay Harbor , 9 miles away
 Beaches Near Pemaquid River:
Pemaquid Beach, Lincoln , 4 miles away
Mile Beach, Sagadahoc , 17 miles away
Pebbly Beach, Lincoln , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Pemaquid River:
Flagship Inn And Suites, Boothbay Harbor , 9 miles away
Boothbay Harbor Inn, Boothbay Harbor , 9 miles away
The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor , 9 miles away
Fisherman S Wharf, Boothbay Harbor , 9 miles away
The Inns At Greenleaf Lane, Boothbay Harbor , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pemaquid River:
Damariscotta River Campground, Walpole, 3 miles away
Sherwood Forest Campsite, New Harbor, 5 miles away
Pemaquid Point Campground, New Harbor, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Pemaquid River:
Hockomock Nature Trail, Lincoln , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pemaquid River:
Damariscotta Lake State Park, Maine , 13 miles away
Reid State Park, Maine , 17 miles away
Popham Beach State Park, Maine , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pemaquid River:
Wawenock Country Club, Walpole , 2 miles away
Basket Case Links, Edgecomb , 8 miles away
Boothbay Country Club, Boothbay , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Pemaquid River
Damariscotta Lake, Lincoln , 6 miles away

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