Churchill Dam - 62 Canoe Miles which is approximately 4 or 5 days. You need experience in White Water canoeing to do the Chase Rapids. (Class11). If in doubt, the Ranger will transport you around the rapids. Most people have their gear transported. The fee is $10.00 per group.
Umsaskis Bridge - 53 Canoe Miles and a 3 day trip. Be careful at Long Lake Dam for spikes. Carry around at this point.
Round Pond Bridge - 32 Canoe Miles and a 2 day trip.
Michaud Farm - 17 Canoe miles. Watch out 3 miles down the river for Allagash Falls. Carry 1/4 mile around at this point. Note: An extra day might be needed depending on weather conditions.
If you decide to land at Allagash Village (at the bridge), land on the left bank. A woman, the the land owner, will be there to charge you $2.00 per canoe. She lives in the first house (white) on the left. She will also give you permission to use her phone to call me. If there is no one at the white house, cross the bridge and go to the store on the right and call me. I will go pick you up in a 1/2 hour. I will not charge you for this. Cars can also be parked at Allagash Village if desired for $2.00 per day.
Many people end their trips at Allagash Village. Pelletier's Campground is 10 miles further down river. (Referring to St. John River after Allagash Village.) The water level gets low after the end of June. If you have 1/2 day to spare and the water level is good, this is a nice trip. (Especially after a rainfall.) there are 3 tables with shelters on the right, one mile past Rankin Rapids on right bank.
When going to Chamberlain or Churchill Dam with your own vehicle, get off the turnpike at Millinocket - Medway Exit 244. Go through the town of Millinocket. Pass the Heritage Motel and McDonalds. Take a right. Head towards the Trading Post. (Baxter State Park Sign) After this, you will come to a gate where you have to pay to use the road. (Trucks have the right of way on these roads so ask questions at the gate.) Take the "Golden Road" and head towards Telos. (This is a nice graveled road.) To come to Pelletier's Campground, take exit 264 at Sherman Station, head North on Route 11, (Ashland, Eagle Lake, and Fort Kent). After Fort Kent, head North 16 miles on Rt. 161 to St. Francis.
Note: Keys for vehicles must be sent so I will receive them before you arrive. Duplicate keys should be tried before being sent to us.
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