Kenduskeag Stream - 4) Rt. 15 (Six Mile Falls) to Bangor

Kenduskeag Stream, Maine, US


4) Rt. 15 (Six Mile Falls) to Bangor

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (varies with level)
Length 6 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Kenduskeag Stream near Bangor, Maine
usgs-01037000 550 - 10000 cfs I-II(III) 32d08h18m 891 cfs (running)
Range based on a comment by "acodega."
Kenduskeag Stream near Bangor, Maine
usgs-01037000 4.00 - 7.50 ft I-II(III) 00h18m 3.84 ft (too low)
Tons of rocks, expect get out of your boat multiple times to get unstuck.

River Description

Brandon Cain says:
"If you run this scout Flower mill and Valley Ave. Bridge. I put in at Bullseye Bridge and take out below Stevie Wonder."


Ryan Gerry:

Fun after work/school run with some decent play at some levels. I almost always run from Flower Mill to Shopping Cart unless I'm with a very inexperienced boater.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2012-04-06 20:23:13


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
4.5Flour MillIII+
4.6I-95 WaveII
4.8Valley Avenue DropIII
5.1Shopping CartII+

Rapid Descriptions

Flour Mill (Class III+, Mile 4.5)

The most technical rapid on the Kenduskeag, Flour Mill begins shortly before the I-95 Bridge. The typical route is to start river left and work your way to the far right before the two 3ft (or higher/lower based on level) drops. Mandatory portage during the Kenduskeag Stream canoe race.

I-95 Wave (Class II, Mile 4.6)

A small wave below the I-95 bridge.

Valley Avenue Drop (Class III, Mile 4.8)

Typical line is to start river right and work left down the center tongue. Difficulty varies greatly depending on level. Mandatory portage during Kenduskeag Stream Canoe race.

Shopping Cart (Class II+, Mile 5.1)

A fun drop to practice your paddling moves on.

User Comments

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September 28 2010 (3003 days ago)
acodega (152457)
A Gage for the kenduskeag can be found here:,00060 I'd say it can be
run from about 5.0 and up, 7.0 to 9ish being best.

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