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Maine whitewater, Piscataquis River

Piscataquis county, Dover-Foxcroft to Medford section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     27.5 miles
  This stretch of Piscataquis River in Piscataquis County is 27.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-III section. The starting point is not too far from Bangor, as you can see on the road map further down. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. The rivers for whitewater
    rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The beautiful scenery of Maine and the sparkling of the sunlight on
the water beats anything. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
are fine places to discover along the Norton Trail; you'll meet a lot of people from Brownville here. Don't leave Piscataquis River without first going for a hike along the Northwest Ridge Road. Piscataquis River gets a lot of water. The month with most of the rain is November, and February meanwhile is the driest month. High temperatures at Piscataquis River through the days of summer are in the 70's. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 20's; throughout the dark hours in the winter at Piscataquis River temperatures dip to the 0's.

Piscataquis River, Dover-Foxcroft to Medford 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:
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Katahdin Iron Works to Brownville Junction)
Pleasant River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Lower Ebeemee to Brownville Junction)
Schoodic Stream, Piscataquis County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Schoodic Lake to Miol-Howland Road)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (French Stream to Kenduskeag)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Garland to French Stream)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.5 miles long (Dover-Foxcroft to Medford)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.4 miles long (Medford to Maxfield)
Pleasant River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Guernsey Brook to Upper Ebeemee Lake)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Kenduskeag to Route 15)
Ship Pond Stream, Piscataquis County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove)
 Ski Areas Near Piscataquis River:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 23 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 31 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 46 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 50 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 83 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 88 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
 Hotels Near Piscataquis River:
The Brewster Inn, Dexter , 20 miles away
Best Western White House Inn, Bangor , 26 miles away
Four Points By Sheraton Bangor Airport, Bangor , 26 miles away
Super 8 Bangor, Bangor , 27 miles away
Quality Inn Bangor Airport, Bangor , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Piscataquis River:
Jo-mary Lake Campground, Millinocket, 7 miles away
Seboeis Private Reserve Land - Boat Landing, Brownville Junction, 16 miles away
Seboeis Private Reserve Land - The Pit, Brownville Junction, 16 miles away
 Trails Near Piscataquis River:
Norton Trail, Piscataquis , 9 miles away
Northwest Ridge Road, Piscataquis , 10 miles away
Pleasant River Trail, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
Carry Trail, Piscataquis , 13 miles away
Number Two Trail, Piscataquis , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Piscataquis River:
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 17 miles away
Swan Lake State Park, Maine , 33 miles away
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Piscataquis River:
Belgrade Lakes Greens & Grounds, Belgrade , 2 miles away
North Haven Golf Club, North Haven , 2 miles away
Whitetail Golf Course, Charleston , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Piscataquis River
Sebec Lake, Piscataquis , 17 miles away
Pushaw Lake, Penobscot , 20 miles away

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