Carrying Place Stream, Maine, US
|Usual Difficulty||V (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||145 fpm|
Source: Greg and Sue Hanlon's Steep Creeks of New England, which has more info on this run.
Directions: From Skowhegan, take Rte. 201 North to Bingham. Turn left onto Rte. 16 West.
Just after crossing the Kennebec River, take your first right. Continue along the river-right
bank of the Kennebec to Wyman Lake. The road turns West away from the lake. Take the first right,
just after crossing Houston Brook, upstream of Houston Falls, and follow along the West shore of
the lake. As the road turns away from the lake, it follows the river-right bank of Carrying Place
Stream. Put in at the first bridge across the main stream.
To takeout: follow the logging road back to a sandpit where the stream enters the lake.