Allagash River

Allagash-FallsThe Allagash experience is not to be missed and can vary from a 10 day trip down to a day trip depending on which put-in and take-out points you decide to use, refer to the chart below for access points. The Waterway from Telos Lake to Allagash village is 92 miles. Delorme map page and map coordinates.

  • Telos Lake | 50(A2)
  • Chamberlain Bridge | 56(E2)
  • Allagash Stream | 55(D4)
  • John’s Bridge | 55(C5)
  • Churchill Dam | 55(C5)
  • Umsaskis/Long Lake thoroughfare | 56(B1)
  • Henderson Brook bridge | 62(C1)
  • Michaud Farm | 62(A2)
  • Allagash village | 66(E4)

The water on the river is mostly Class I with a stretch of Class II from Churchill Dam down to Umsaskis Lake. 900 cubic feet per second and above are considered ideal paddling conditions but we have had parties come thru during parts of last summer when the flow was as low as 350 cfs and they didn’t seem to be complaining. To check water levels, Click here

  • A good resource for trip planning is the Maine Atlas and Gazeteer.  To order your map book, Click here
  • For a history of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Click here
  • For a history of the Eagle Lake locomotives, Click here
  • For a history  of the Eagle Lake tramway,  Click here
  • For a history of the Lombard Log Hauler, Click here
  • The Appalachian Mountain Club publishes an excellent guide to Maine rivers. To buy a copy, Click here