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Maine whitewater, Sunkhaze Stream

Penobscot county, headwater to Penobscot River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maine tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The campgrounds here at Sunkhaze Stream are pretty good. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother
    nature have people coming from far and near. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the headwater to Penobscot River section is one of them. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why
not pack your sleeping bag too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The natural beauty of Maine and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
If you want to hit the beach, Dunn Beach is
nearby, and there are tremendous locations to look at along the Peaked Mountain Trail. You'll meet a lot of people from Bradley here, and going for a hike on the Old Gold Mine Trail is always a good adventure. This river is so perfect. Sunkhaze Stream is a relatively wet place ordinarily with a good deal of rain. For the period of November this area sees the most rain; February meanwhile is the driest month. Through the summer months at Sunkhaze Stream temperatures are generally in the 70's, and the overnight is a bit colder of course, regularly in the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 20's, and overnight lows during the wintertime for Sunkhaze Stream tend to be in the 0's.

Sunkhaze Stream, headwater to Penobscot 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 Sunkhaze Stream.
 Whitewater Near Sunkhaze Stream:
Sunkhaze Stream, Penobscot County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 15 miles long (headwater to Penobscot River)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Old Town 2nd Dam to Veazie Dam)
Stillwater River, Penobscot County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Gilman Falls)
Tannery Brook River, Hancock County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Route 180 to Graham Lake)
Union River - West Branch, Hancock County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Great Pond to Goodwin Bridge)
Branch Lake Stream, Hancock County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Branch Lake to Infant Street in Ellsworth)
Union River, Hancock County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 0.5 miles long (Ellsworth Falls to Ellsworth)
Passadumkeag River, Penobscot County, 19 miles away
      Class V - 0.8 miles long (Saponac to Upper Lord Brook)
Narramissic River, Hancock County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 16.3 miles long (Denham to Alamoosook Lake)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (Rt. 15 to Bangor)
 Ski Areas Near Sunkhaze Stream:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 29 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 56 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 68 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 77 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 91 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near Sunkhaze Stream:
Dunn Beach, Hancock , 14 miles away
Jesse Beach, Hancock , 16 miles away
Hales Beach, Hancock , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Sunkhaze Stream:
Milford Motel On The River, Milford , 9 miles away
University Inn Academic Suites, Orono , 11 miles away
Black Bear Inn And Conference Center, Orono , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn Bangor ME, Bangor , 16 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Bangor, Bangor , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sunkhaze Stream:
Parks Pond Campground, Eddington, 6 miles away
Greenwood Acres Campground, Eddington, 13 miles away
Red Barn RV Park, Holden, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Sunkhaze Stream:
Old Gold Mine Trail, Penobscot , 1 miles away
Peaked Mountain Trail, Penobscot , 6 miles away
Bald Mountain Trail, Hancock , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sunkhaze Stream:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 34 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 34 miles away
Lamoine State Park, Maine , 28 miles away
Fort Point State Park, Maine , 31 miles away
Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sunkhaze Stream:
Lucerne Golf Course, Holden , 13 miles away
Hidden Meadows Golf Course, Old Town , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Sunkhaze Stream
Beech Hill Pond, Hancock , 13 miles away
Green Lake, Hancock , 15 miles away
Holland Pond, Penobscot , 17 miles away

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