West Branch of the Penobscot River, Maine
Just a short hop, skip and jump above Bangor (exit 244 off I-95) is the Baxter State Park Region, home to the mighty West Branch of the Penobscot River. The Penobscot River is known as a drop pool Maine river, providing a series of pour-overs and drops interspersed with calm - ideal for all skill levels of whitewater kayaking and rafting. It is a low volume river with summer flows ranging, on average, from 1,800 to 2,400 cfs. Early spring, floods, and other high releases can be dangerous but can provide for some exciting paddling at between 3,000 and 4,000ish cfs. One of the great advantages of the Penobscot River is that it is dam controlled, guaranteeing great whitewater regardless of the season.