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Difficulty II-III
Length 3.2 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 01/29/2015 11:50 pm

River Description

Putting in below Devil Track Lake (off Hwy.8), the first 0.75 mile is swift water and a couple areas of ponding, until the main gradient begins. Areas with snags are likely to be encountered (with a couple quick "scramble-for-an-eddy and portage" spots), but otherwise an absolutely gorgeous paddle, past red-rock walls, through almost continuous class II (+/-) all the way to the take-out at CR60. Gradient (after the first 0.75 mile) ranges from 50-70 FPM (full-mile values), and even the steepest quarter-mile does not exceed 90FPM equivalent. That said, make certain not to miss the take-out or you will be into the class IV-V section!

Rapid Descriptions


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Since this run is mostly continuous gradient, class II (+/-), there really aren't any/many 'features' or named 'rapids'. As a result, the features listed here are much more just 'waymarks' or progress markers.

Drainage: 31 sq.mi.

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(Based on personal measurement via online planimeter and topomaps.)

Gradient Line

Class - N/A Mile - 0.84
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As you leave the last of the ponded areas, you cross the 1600' contour line, and start the gradient part of the run. Action from here down will be fairly continuous class II (+/-).

Powerline Crossing

Class - N/A Mile - 1.77
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Side stream

Class - N/A Mile - 2.13
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A small stream enters from river-right.

Private Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 2.8
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Gunflint Trail/12

Class - N/A Mile - 3.06
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No Gage

Gage Descriptions

Paddlers gauge on downstream left of bridge at take-out. Look for levels above 1.3' for best runs.

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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1192669 08/26/04 n/a n/a
1204089 01/29/15 Rob minor edit (adding features/waypoints)