Androscoggin - Dresser Rips

Androscoggin, Maine, US


Dresser Rips

Usual Difficulty II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 0.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Androscoggin River near Auburn, Maine
usgs-01059000 8000 - 30000 cfs II(III) 00h51m 7880 cfs (too low)

River Description

One putin is at Licoln St., just upstream of Dresser Rips. Probably this is the easiest takeout, also; other takeouts may be many miles downstream.
If anyone has info re. playable levels and the best access points, please post a comment.

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Last Updated: 2014-04-03 16:46:57


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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Dresser RipsIIPlayspot

Rapid Descriptions

Dresser Rips (Class II)

As far as I know, this is a relatively played spot. I am trying to gather information. I'm watching the water levels change looking for playable waves. Foam pile looks steep.  Looks good for flat spins, maybe more.  I HAVE NOT BEEN ON THIS WAVE YET.  If anybody out there has, I'm looking for any info I can find.

There are other small elements that have formed in along the river right shore but it's shallow on that side. On the river left side there is a large tree in the water.

40,000 CFS -Flood Stage! NOTE: I have only scouted from shore, I have not paddled these waves.

There were several elements to look at. Some nice looking waves to surf, some good sized, fast waves with nice foam piles, but not much for eddy service. A person could hit several waves in one run then walk back up. One major keeper, it's not wide, but there is a powerful looking upstream flow. The ledges down the river right shore are under water, there are some small trees and one good sized tree; watch out for them.

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