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Maine whitewater, Stillwater River

Penobscot county, Gilman Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

What class river is the Stillwater? Is it safe for swimming? Thank you. Says Laura

The nature scenery of Penobscot County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The average Maine whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those
    in other states, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Since you're on this site
you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. No shortage of good hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. The Gilman Falls stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river  

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Old Town here at Stillwater River, and University Forest is a forest that you can go to. If the weather is good here at Stillwater River, you can go for a hike along the Old Gold Mine Trail. On a delightful day at Stillwater River you can take a hike along the Peaked Mountain Trail. Lots of precipitation falls at Stillwater River. The month of November is the wettest with most of the rain; the driest month is February. The warmest time of the year at Stillwater River arrives with high temperatures in the 70's with nighttime lows in the 50's.

Stillwater River, Gilman Falls 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 Stillwater River.
 Whitewater Near Stillwater River:
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Old Town 2nd Dam to Veazie Dam)
Stillwater River, Penobscot County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Gilman Falls)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (Rt. 15 to Bangor)
Penobscot River, Hancock Waldo County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (South Orrington to Sandy Point)
Tannery Brook River, Hancock County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Route 180 to Graham Lake)
Souadabscook Stream, Penobscot County, 17 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.8 miles long (Manning Mill Bridge to Hampden)
Narramissic River, Hancock County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 16.3 miles long (Denham to Alamoosook Lake)
Sunkhaze Stream, Penobscot County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 15 miles long (headwater to Penobscot River)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Kenduskeag to Route 15)
Branch Lake Stream, Hancock County, 20 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Branch Lake to Infant Street in Ellsworth)
 Ski Areas Near Stillwater River:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 19 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 48 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 61 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 67 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 97 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Marinas Near Stillwater River:
Hamlin's Marina Hampden, Hampden , 12 miles away
 Beaches Near Stillwater River:
Dunn Beach, Hancock , 19 miles away
Hales Beach, Hancock , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Stillwater River:
Milford Motel On The River, Milford , 2 miles away
University Inn Academic Suites, Orono , 2 miles away
Black Bear Inn And Conference Center, Orono , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn Bangor ME, Bangor , 7 miles away
Quality Inn At Bangor Mall, Bangor , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stillwater River:
Greenwood Acres Campground, Eddington, 5 miles away
Pushaw Lake Campground, Orono, 7 miles away
Wheeler Stream Campground, Bangor, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Stillwater River:
Old Gold Mine Trail, Penobscot , 9 miles away
Peaked Mountain Trail, Penobscot , 13 miles away
Bald Mountain Trail, Hancock , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stillwater River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 40 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 40 miles away
Fort Point State Park, Maine , 25 miles away
Swan Lake State Park, Maine , 28 miles away
Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stillwater River:
Hidden Meadows Golf Course, Old Town , 5 miles away
Lucerne Golf Course, Holden , 11 miles away
Bangor Municipal Golf Course, Bangor , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Stillwater River
Holland Pond, Penobscot , 9 miles away
Pushaw Lake, Penobscot , 11 miles away
Thurston Pond, Hancock , 14 miles away

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