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Maine whitewater, St. Croix River

Washington county, Vanceboro to Kelleyland section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     33 miles
  The average Maine whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The starting location is a short drive from Bangor, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The nature scenery of Washington County and the playfulness
    of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Vanceboro to Kelleyland section of St. Croix River in Washington County is 33 miles long and is a class I-III section of whitewater according to American
Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. A section like this is is of course not run in a single day, so make sure  
you pack enough food along with your camping gear.

Briefly about the general area:
Haycock Rips is always fun to check out, and a visit to Loon Bay is always a splendid idea. All the water falling down from the sky makes St. Croix River a wet place. Of all the months in a year November is the one with the most rain, and June is when it's the driest. For the duration of the summer months here at St. Croix River, high temperatures usually get into the 70's, and the overnight is a bit colder of course, usually in the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 20's with temperatures at St.

St. Croix River, Vanceboro to Kelleyland 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 St. Croix River.
 Whitewater Near St. Croix River:
St. Croix River, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 33 miles long (Vanceboro to Kelleyland)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 19 miles long (Kelleyland to Milltown)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 2 miles long (Milltown to Calais)
Dennys River, Washington County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Gilman Dam to Route 86)
East Machias River, Washington County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 35 miles long (Crawford to East Machias)
Cathance Stream, Washington County, 24 miles away
      Class I-V - 18 miles long (Lake Cathance to Dennysville)
Grand Lake Stream, Washington County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (West Grand Lake to Big Lake)
Northern Inlet, Washington County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Rt. 191 to Mud Landing)
Dennys River, Washington County, 30 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Rt 86 to 2.5 mi downstream)
 Ski Areas Near St. Croix River:
Bigrock, Maine , 61 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near St. Croix River:
Hold Shore, Washington , 16 miles away
Campbell Shore, Washington , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near St. Croix River:
Shiretown Inn And Suites, Houlton , 44 miles away
Iveys Motor Lodge, Houlton , 48 miles away
 Campgrounds Near St. Croix River:
Chet's Camps, Baileyville, 13 miles away
Long Lake Campground, Washington County, 15 miles away
Big Lake Campground, Washington County, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near St. Croix River:
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Lubec - ME , 42 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine , 34 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 39 miles away
 Lakes Near St. Croix River
Spednic Lake, Washington , 15 miles away

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