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Maine whitewater, Piscataquis River

Piscataquis county, Blanchard to Upper Abbot section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     8 miles
  The Blanchard to Upper Abbot stretch of Piscataquis River is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Augusta-Waterville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The natural beauty of Maine and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle,
    it's perfect for a one day trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maine tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. Getting
a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. There's camping available near Piscataquis River.

about the general area:
You are near Whiting Cove while you're here at Piscataquis River; if you're stopping by from Abbot, you won't be the only one. Piscataquis River is a good place of normal rain. July is when you get the most rain here; February is when it's the driest. All through the summertime months highs here at Piscataquis River get into the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 50's. For the duration of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 20's with winter lows in the-10's overnight here at Piscataquis River.

Piscataquis River, Blanchard to Upper Abbot 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 Piscataquis River.
 Whitewater Near Piscataquis River:
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Blanchard to Upper Abbot)
Big Wilson Stream, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Willimantic to Earley' Landing)
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Bodfish Crossing to Willimantic)
Piscataquis River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Shirley Mills to Blanchard)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Expeditions, Piscataquis County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Lower Wilson Pond to Bodfish Crossing)
Kingsbury Stream, Piscataquis County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Kingsbury Pond to Coles Corner Road)
Piscataquis River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Oakes Bog to Blanchard)
Sebasticook River, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Mainstream to Castle Harmony)
Ship Pond Stream, Piscataquis County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove)
 Ski Areas Near Piscataquis River:
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 24 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 27 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 47 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 53 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 55 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Camden, Maine , 57 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 71 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 75 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 82 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 92 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
 Marinas Near Piscataquis River:
East Cove Marina, Greenville , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Piscataquis River:
The Brewster Inn, Dexter , 19 miles away
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 26 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 27 miles away
Vintage Charm Bed And Breakfas, Waterville , 34 miles away
Best Western Plus Waterville Grand Hotel, Waterville , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Piscataquis River:
Balsam woods Campground, Abbot, 1 miles away
Leeman Brook Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Monson, 6 miles away
Horseshoe Canyon Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Abbot, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Piscataquis River:
Intake Trail, Piscataquis , 15 miles away
Big Squaw Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 17 miles away
Gulf Hagas Trail, Piscataquis , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Piscataquis River:
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 17 miles away
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Piscataquis River:
Piscataquis Country Club, Guilford , 10 miles away
Dexter Municipal Golf Course, Dexter , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Piscataquis River
Whetstone Pond, Piscataquis , 3 miles away
Great Moose Lake, Somerset , 15 miles away
Sebec Lake, Piscataquis , 17 miles away

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