Webster Stream Whitewater Canoe Trip
An excellent back country whitewater canoeing adventure, Webster Stream trips are available all summer long for adult, scout and youth groups looking for exciting back country whitewater canoeing adventure in Maine. Being in reasonably good physical condition and having good basic canoeing and camping skills required.
- 4 days with options up to 10 days
- Ages 14 and up
Starting in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway at the Chamberlain Thoroughfare or Telos Landing, we sneak out the ‘back door’ of the Allagash via the Telos Cut. This is the route that Henry David Thoreau traveled more than 150 years ago on his way to Bangor.
Below Telos Lake, we paddle the mile-long Telos Cut to Webster Lake. It is 3 miles across Webster Lake and 6.5 miles to Indian Carry, a rapid that can be run or lined. The next 2 miles to Grand Pitch has several ledge drops that can be paddled or carried. Grand Pitch is a mandatory 1/2 mile carry.
Shortly after is Grand Lake Matagamon. It is 8.25 miles down lake to the Dam, or take out at a landing near the north entrance to Baxter State Park.
Distances and recommended days
(including extended trips with Allagash and the East Branch of the Penobscot Rivers.)
- Telos to Grand Lake Matagamon, 24 miles, 4 days
- Telos to Whetstone Falls, 51 miles, 7 days
- Johnson Pond to Whetstone Falls, 76 miles, 9-10 days