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Maine whitewater, Ship Pond Stream

Piscataquis county, Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     3 miles
  If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove stretch of Ship Pond Stream is 3 miles long and has been rated as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often more forgiving than in other states, so don't forget that
    rivers in this state are less demanding. The Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. This stretch is short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in
a few times. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There's camping available near Ship Pond Stream. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The scenic beauty of Maine and the playfulness of the water beats anything.

about the general area:
It's always great to visit Bucks Falls, and the Gulf Hagas Trail is a nice hiking trail close by. Cowyard Falls is a perfect local attraction, and if you're stopping by from Guilford, you won't be the only one. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Taking a little journey to close by Bucks Cove is a nice idea, and Peaks-Kenny State Park is a great spot to stretch your legs a bit. Near Ship Pond Stream you discover the Northwest Ridge Road which is a glorious hiking trail. An average amount of precipitation falls at Ship Pond Stream. The month with most of the rain is July while February is usually the driest month.

Ship Pond Stream, Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove 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 Ship Pond Stream.
 Whitewater Near Ship Pond Stream:
Ship Pond Stream, Piscataquis County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove)
Big Wilson Stream, Franklin County, 6 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Willimantic to Earley' Landing)
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Bodfish Crossing to Willimantic)
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 4.7 miles long (Bear Brook to Long Pond Road)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.5 miles long (Dover-Foxcroft to Medford)
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Lower Wilson Pond to Bodfish Crossing)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Blanchard to Upper Abbot)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Garland to French Stream)
Roach River, Piscataquis County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Kokadjo to Moosehead lake)
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Katahdin Iron Works to Brownville Junction)
 Ski Areas Near Ship Pond Stream:
Big Squaw, Maine , 20 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 34 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 38 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 55 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 67 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 69 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 85 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 87 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 96 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Ship Pond Stream:
East Cove Marina, Greenville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Ship Pond Stream:
The Brewster Inn, Dexter , 15 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 38 miles away
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 40 miles away
Best Western White House Inn, Bangor , 42 miles away
Vintage Charm Bed And Breakfas, Waterville , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ship Pond Stream:
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Dover Foxcroft, 4 miles away
Cloud Pond Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Shirley Mills, 5 miles away
Coyote Rocks, Shirley Mills, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Ship Pond Stream:
Gulf Hagas Trail, Piscataquis , 8 miles away
Northwest Ridge Road, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
Auburn Log Hauling Road, Piscataquis , 14 miles away
Number Four Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 16 miles away
Number Two Trail, Piscataquis , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ship Pond Stream:
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 4 miles away
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ship Pond Stream:
Piscataquis Country Club, Guilford , 9 miles away
Country View Golf Club, Brooks , 9 miles away
Foxcroft Golf Club, Dover Foxcroft , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Ship Pond Stream
Sebec Lake, Piscataquis , 4 miles away
Whetstone Pond, Piscataquis , 17 miles away
First Roach Pond, Piscataquis , 19 miles away

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