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Kennebago River Canoe & Kayak Trip

Kennebago River

A kayaker on the Kennebago River at Steep Bank Pool.


 
Day Trip – Class 1 Paddling (Easy)

KENNEBAGO RIVER: This is a very popular trip because of its closeness to Rangeley and offers a great opportunity to see moose and other wildlife. This trip (approximately 3 miles) also requires a shuttle. Take Route 4 from Rangeley towards Oquossoc to the Information Pavilion. Turn right on Route 16 and proceed 1.3 miles to the Kennebago River road on the right. Proceed 2 miles on this gravel road to the so-called Steep Bank Pool on the left. You will see a path for launching at this point; park on the right side of road. There is a ledge around the first bend, which should be approached to determine whether to run it on the left side or on the right side. You may have to carry over this under certain water conditions and your degree of paddling skills. After this it is flat water to the Route 16 bridge. Take out on the east bank immediately after the bridge.

Shuttle: Go back to Route 16 and turn right. Proceed .10 miles and park on the left side before the bridge.

 
WHERE TO BEGIN THE KENNEBAGO RIVER CANOE & KAYAK TRIP

 

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