Explore the River
Things To Do
The Penobscot River Corridor is located in the center of northern Maine's forestland, which makes its an excellent choice for whitewater rafting, remote fishing trips, hiking, camping and snowmobiling.
The Three River Whitewater Rafting Penobscot Outpost offers a wide variety of activities and ways to explore the Millinocket area. Visitor lodging includes camping, summer camps, bunk houses and yurts, with great food and live entertainment at the Boatman's Bar & Grill. While at the Penobscot Outpost, guests are able to go rafting, skydiving and mountain climbing.
Registered Maine Guides provide quality fly fishing trips for anglers of all skill levels through our network of knowledgeable. The best months to fly fish on the West Branch of the Penobscot River are May through September. This area hosts a thriving population of wild landlocked salmon and brook trout
Tracewski Fishing Adventures shares his passion for fishing through guided fishing trips, fly fishing school, and fly casting lessons. During open water angling season, smallmouth bass can be caught in the lower Penobscot River. In this section of the Penobscot River, there are a wide variety of water types that range from flatwater to serious rapids. Much of the faster water can be found in the up-river sections (above Lincoln), with slower flows becoming more prevalent as you move downstream (toward Old Town).
DID YOU KNOW?
The American bald eagle has experienced an exceptional resurgence both in Maine and throughout the United States. The recovery process began in 1978, when the eagle was listed under the US Endangered Species Act. As eagles eat a primarily fish-based diet, they tend to establish nests near the water, like the Penobscot River, and many eagles stay in Maine through the winter.