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Maine whitewater, St. Francis River

Aroostook county, Beau Lake to Saint John River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     22 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The wonderful Aroostook County scenery and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. 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. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.
Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
St. Francis River is a location with many visitors from Saint Francis; St. Francis River is right by the Rocky Mountain Trail. Summer brings highs in the 70's to
St. Francis River. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 50's. For the duration of the wintertime highs are usually in the 10's; after the sun is down all through the wintertime temperatures at St. Francis River fall into the-10's. St. Francis River gets a normal amount of rain. The wettest month of the year is typically August, that's the one that rains the most while February is usually the driest month.

St. Francis River, Beau Lake to Saint John River 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. Francis River.
 Whitewater Near St. Francis River:
St. Francis River, Aroostook County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 22 miles long (Beau Lake to Saint John River)
Falls Brook, Aroostook County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (Falls Pond to St. Francis River)
Big Brook River, Aroostook County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Dead Horse Gulch to Allagash River)
Fish River, Aroostook County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.5 miles long (Round Pond to Ferguson Brook)
Fish River, Aroostook County, 28 miles away
      Class I-V - 10.5 miles long (Soldier Pond to Saint John River)
 Ski Areas Near St. Francis River:
Big Squaw, Maine , 75 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 85 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Campgrounds Near St. Francis River:
Pelletier's Campground, Saint Francis, 6 miles away
Little Black Check Point, Saint Francis, 7 miles away
Lakeview Campgrounds, Winterville, 8 miles away
 Trails Near St. Francis River:
Rocky Mountain Trail, Aroostook , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near St. Francis River
Glazier Lake, Aroostook , 1 miles away
Bran Lake, Aroostook , 9 miles away

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