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Difficulty IV-V+
Length 2 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 11/10/2015 4:12 am

River Description

This reach contains big rocks, big slides, and big holes. Big fun for the right boaters at the right levels, but awesome and scary to all others. While there are no big vertical falls, the action is nonetheless, well, BIG!

Note: The big slide upstream (and visible from) Hwy 61 terminates in pothole. The only known attempted run resulted in broken bones.

Rapid Descriptions

USGS sampling site

Class - N/A Mile - 2
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A USGS sampling site at this location lists drainage of 126 square miles (ranking this fourth-largest among the North Shore rivers with USGS information).


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Gage Descriptions

Visual, at highway 61 bridge. Highly recommended to hike up (river left) to inspect all falls in last mile.

Directions Description

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Penobscot River Dams to be Removed!

Kevin Colburn

Atlantic Salmon and other imperiled fish species will soon have hundreds of additional miles of habitat. A recent decision between a power company, NGO's, tribes, and government agencies calls for the removal of two dams on Maine's Penobscot River and the bypassing of a third. American Whitewater applauds this huge win for rivers and is recruiting volunteers to assist with our work on the project. There is a public meeting December 2nd.



Matt Muir


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