The course for this race is 7.4 miles from Millinocket Lake Dam to Kermit Crandall Park in Millinocket. Millinocket Stream is a drop pool stream with many interesting and busy class II/II+ rapids during the first 4 miles. They come at you at a consistent and comfortable pace. After the first road bridge is a snowmobile bridge that sometimes needs to be portaged depending on water level. Portage options can happen on either river right or left. About mile 4, paddlers will experience the grand finale of Turtle Pit Rapids. A 3/4 mile long class II/III rapid that requires navigation and river reading skills as there are mid-stream boulders and pour overs. Optional portage on river right. After Turtle Pit Rapids the river calms and paddlers will have a sprint of quick water which brings you into downtown Millinocket. Check out our Facebook page for some video and photos of the Stream.
Participant Safety Requirements.
Paddlers must wear an appropriate Coast Guard approved PFD
Helmets are required (no bicycle helmets) for canoers and kayakers
Throw Bags are required, and a bailer is recommended
Knowledge and comfort running class II/III whitewater
Float bags are highly recommended for open boats.
No alcohol or drugs are permitted at the put in or any time before the race. Violators will be disqualified.
Please wear appropriate attire. Water can be chilly and this is a remote run. There are many rapids and you will get wet and possibly capsize. Dress to swim. Wetsuits highly recommended.
Type: WW Solid class II/II+(III)
Registration: 8-10 am.
Participant Meeting: at 10:10 am @ Kermit Crandall Park.
Registration Fee: $25 per person (ACA member) | $35 per person (non-ACA member) | $50 per person day of.
Location: Millinocket, Maine
Start: Below Millinocket Lake Dam.
Finish: Kermit Crandall Park.
Parking: Parking at the put in is frowned upon due to limited space (see the “about us tab”)