Orbeton Stream, Maine, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV-V (for normal flows)|
Class: IV (V at High Flows)
Orbeton Stream is a tributary to the Sandy Stream (Smalls Falls near the Phillips and Madrid
reach) and can be located on Map 19 of the Maine Gazetteer. Put in is on the Reeds Mills Road,
take out on Toothaker Rd. below the bridge.
At the low levels this run is class IV. However, it will get beefy and more consequential at higher levels (moving towards class V).
Overall a great river with continuous boulder-garden style rapids
a video of a low water run can be viewed here : http://youtu.be/RNxxmyNIPqI
No permit is required to run this river. However, please use the roads listed above, and do not attempt to drive on the dirt road, blocked by the gate at the takeout.