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Maine whitewater, Whiting Bay

Washington county, Whiting to Cobscook Reversing Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     7.5 miles
  The wonderful Washington County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. This stretch of Whiting Bay in Washington County is 7.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III section. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking
    here in Maine are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay
the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

about the general area:
On a lovely day you can go to Davis Beach close to Whiting Bay, and Whiting Bay is in the neighborhood of Quoddy Head State Park which is a charming location. Don't forget to take a look at Broad Cove since you're here at Whiting Bay, and Cobscook Bay State Park is both magnificent and wonderful. This is a really good river. If time allows, Roosevelt Campobello International Park is a national park worth checking out, and during your journey here you'll meet some people from Whiting for sure. Summertime highs at Whiting Bay mostly tend to be in the 80's.

Whiting Bay, Whiting to Cobscook Reversing 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 Whiting Bay.
 Whitewater Near Whiting Bay:
Cobscook Falls, Washington County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Dennys Bay to Cobscook Bay)
Whiting Bay, Washington County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 7.5 miles long (Whiting to Cobscook Reversing Falls)
Dennys River, Washington County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Rt 86 to 2.5 mi downstream)
Hobart Stream, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay)
Orange River, Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Halls Mills to Whiting)
Dennys River, Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Gilman Dam to Route 86)
Chase Mills Stream, Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 1.5 miles long (Gardner Lake to East Machias)
Cathance Stream, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class I-V - 18 miles long (Lake Cathance to Dennysville)
St. Croix River, Washington County, 19 miles away
      Class II-V - 2 miles long (Milltown to Calais)
Northern Inlet, Washington County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Rt. 191 to Mud Landing)
 Ski Areas Near Whiting Bay:
Bigrock, Maine , 96 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near Whiting Bay:
Davis Beach, Washington , 14 miles away
Jasper Beach II, Washington , 18 miles away
Jasper Beach, Washington , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Whiting Bay:
Reversing Falls Park, Pembroke, 3 miles away
Knowlton's Seashore Campground, Perry, 5 miles away
Cutler Coast Private Reserve Land, Cutler, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Whiting Bay:
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Lubec - ME , 11 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine , 1 miles away
Quoddy Head State Park, Maine , 13 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 26 miles away
 Lakes Near Whiting Bay
Orange Lake, Washington , 8 miles away
Lake Cathance, Washington , 16 miles away

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