Orbeton Stream - Barnjum Stream to Sandy R.

Orbeton Stream, Maine, US


Barnjum Stream to Sandy R.

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 4.8 Miles

The takeout

The takeout
Photo by Bill Blauvelt taken 06/09/13 @ a good level

River Description

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


Permit Information

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.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-06-10 09:24:19

Rapid Descriptions

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June 11 2013 (1986 days ago)
Bill Blauvelt Details
Named rapids in sequence are Grisham Falls, First Island, Second Island and Bridge Rapid. Grisham
is a short rapid with potential for injury or pinning. Scouting and set up safety is s good ides
here. 8 of 12 opted to portage o my trip in June of 2013. We scouted First Island, which is long
but manageable. Bridge Rapid can be viewed from the bridge at the takeout. If you run the slot at
left of the main current to enter the rapid, you will be set up to easily work left for a clean

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