Mattawamkeag River – Island Falls to Haynesville, Maine

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    • #63162
      Susy
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      Anyone paddled this route in eastern Maine near Houlton? See AMC River Guide, page 133.

      Interested in talking with someone who has.

      Thanks, Susy

    • #63164
      Chris
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      Sadly, I don’t know jack about that stretch, but I’d like to. Please report back if you learn anything!

      There is an ancient trip report of a couple guys doing it upstream:
      https://www.geocitiesarchive.org/arcuc/Y/o/Yosemite/Rapids/2772/Mattawamkeag//upmattawamkeag1.htm

    • #63167
      Marc
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      Me too, I don’t know anything that google maps or the report posted by Chris didn’t tell me. Seems like it is about 25 miles? Lots of nice looking lakes wit islands. Did notice place names like “Bug Island” and, I think, “Mosquito Point” that suggest potential minor hazards. Unless you hope to do it in one stretch, I’d worry a little about camping spots. Never adverse to stealth camping but that works a lot better if you are solo or in a very small group. Love to see a report back as well. Always looking for trip opportunities.

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