Magalloway, Maine, US
Aziscohos Dam to Wilsons Mills
||III-V (for normal flows)
Upper MagallowayPhoto by Mark Lacroix taken 06/29/02 @ 900 cfs
The upper portion of this run is a technical class V with vertical drops up to 18'. Some rebar,
concrete, and old log cribbing can still be found here complicating some of the obvious clean
lines. The easier (and more popular) class III section of this river can be accessed from a
parking lot by a power plant about 1/2 mile south of the route 16 bridge over the river. Look for
a dirt road between high banked dirt burns leading down to the access parking lot. At the parking
lot hike down a trail that leads below the last of the class IV-V drops and put in here. From
here the river is a technical class III through a boulder strewn rapid. Look out for pinning
boulders. About a 1/2 mile down river there is a nice surfing wave formed at a ledge outcropping.
More class II-III water continues with a few more difficult sections at rock ledges with large
hydraulics to avoid. Take out downstream river right at the route 16 bridge overpass.
Put in elevation........1356' (1445Â Class V section)
Take out elevation......1256'
Total drop..............100' class III section, 89Â class V section
Average drop/mile.......67 ' class III section, 178Â class V section
Distance................1.5 miles (class III section);
2.0 including class IV-V section
River width average.....70'
River geology...........medium granite boulders and ledge
River water quality.....Good, clarity good.
Scenery.................Good to excellent,
Wildlife................Deer, moose, hawks, eagles.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-06-06 02:20:05