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Maine whitewater, St. Croix River

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


CLASS I-II     19 miles
  The Kelleyland to Milltown section of St. Croix River is 19 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Bangor, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book
    a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camp stove. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Maine you might find
the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The wonderful Maine scenery and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
at St. Croix River you'll in all probability meet some people from Baileyville. The warmest time of the year at St. Croix River comes with high temperatures in the 70's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. Daytime highs all through the winter are in the 20's; during the dark hours in the wintertime at St. Croix River temperatures dip to the 0's. St. Croix River sees pretty high levels of rainfall. The month of November is the wettest with most of the rain, and June meanwhile is the driest month.

St. Croix River, Kelleyland to Milltown 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-II - 19 miles long (Kelleyland to Milltown)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 2 miles long (Milltown to Calais)
Dennys River, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Gilman Dam to Route 86)
Cathance Stream, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class I-V - 18 miles long (Lake Cathance to Dennysville)
Northern Inlet, Washington County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Rt. 191 to Mud Landing)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 33 miles long (Vanceboro to Kelleyland)
Dennys River, Washington County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Rt 86 to 2.5 mi downstream)
East Machias River, Washington County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 35 miles long (Crawford to East Machias)
Hobart Stream, Washington County, 20 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay)
Chase Mills Stream, Washington County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 1.5 miles long (Gardner Lake to East Machias)
 Ski Areas Near St. Croix River:
Bigrock, Maine , 72 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near St. Croix River:
Hold Shore, Washington , 17 miles away
Campbell Shore, Washington , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near St. Croix River:
Chet's Camps, Baileyville, 4 miles away
Big Lake Campground, Washington County, 16 miles away
Long Lake Campground, Washington County, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near St. Croix River:
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Lubec - ME , 32 miles away
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 70 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine , 24 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 30 miles away
Quoddy Head State Park, Maine , 35 miles away
 Lakes Near St. Croix River
Lake Cathance, Washington , 14 miles away
Second Lake, Washington , 19 miles away

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