Sunday, May 2, 2021

Bangor, ME – Kenduskeag River – Class II+

Regional Team Qualifier #3

Latest News Update for Kenduskeag Slalom:

  • Kenduskeag Slalom 2021 camping options for racers

    March 5, 2021claytoncole

    3/5/21 State of Maine announces that effective immediately residents from all New England states will no longer be required to quarantine or provide a negative COVID19 test.
    On May 1, the state will move to a system where all Americans can travel to Maine without quarantine. However, it will put certain states with high numbers of cases on an exclusionary list.

    SUBJECT: Camp in Corinth or in Brewer on the Penobscot River
    Option One:
    Camp at my home in Corinth. Lots of room for parking, tents and trailers. Portable toilet. Water, gas grill. Free
    Option Two:
    Camp at the Penobscot Salmon Club on the banks of the Penobscot River in North Brewer, a famous Atlantic salmon fishing destination located just downstream of the former Bangor Dam at Treats Falls. This site is part of The Penobscot River Paddling Trail, a linked series of campsites for paddlers traveling any portion of the Penobscot River from Medway, ME to the Penobscot Bay (Bucksport/Belfast).
    Ample room for parking and tents. Portable toilet and two picnic tables. Bring your own potable water.
    Address: 595 North Main St., Brewer, ME.
    $5 donation to the club is suggested.

Race Organizer:

If registering by mail, make entry checks payable to: ACANE
Mail completed entry forms and fee to:
Clayton Cole
230 West Corinth Road
Corinth, ME 04427
Phone: 207-944-0856
Clayton Cole (c1colepaddler@gmail.com)

General Information:

River Gauge: Check Level

One Day Race Format:

  • At least part of Saturday will available for full course practice runs.
  • The racers meeting will be at 8:30 AM, unless otherwise noted, on Sunday followed by the two runs in both session A then B.

Additional Classes: Beginners, OC-1 Combined, OC-2 Combined & K-1 Combined. Downriver race on Saturday @ 4 PM.

Course Set-Up: Help is needed all day Friday to set up the course.

Race Awards: Will take place immediately after course take-down is complete.


From South of Bangor: take I-95 North to Union Street exit 184. At the end of exit ramp, turn right onto Union Street. Turn left at the next traffic light onto 14th Street. Go straight through the next traffic light, crossing Ohio Street. Go straight down the hill 1/2 mile to the race site on the left.

From North of Bangor: take I-95 South and take exit 184. At the end of the ramp, turn left on Union Street . Go straight through the first traffic light, (I-95 North), and turn left at the next traffic light onto 14th Street. Go straight through the next traffic light, crossing Ohio Street. Go straight down the hill one half mile to the race site on the left.

Map of all the NESS Race Locations

GPS coordinates for the race site are: 44.812296, -68.781581

Race Site Description:

NO Camping at the race site!

Free: Camping & Pot Luck at Penobscot Salmon Club – 582 N Main St, Brewer. Just 3 miles from the race site. E-Mail: Clayton for more information (c1colepaddler@gmail.com).  Google map of location

  • Historic Penobscot Salmon Club
  • Plenty of parking
  • PortaPotty
  • Picnic tables
  • No fires
  • Carry in Carry out
  • Whietwater in your front yard!


These photos are from the 2019 Kenduskeag Slalom campsite in Brewer just 5 minutes from the race site.

There is camping at: Paul Bunyan Campgrounds, 207-941-1177; Pleasant Hill Campgrounds, 207-848-5127; Red Barn RV Park – (and tenting), 207-843-6011. All within 5 miles of the race site.

Lodging is available at Colony Motel – 207-989-6275; Bangor Motor Inn – 800-244-0355; Super 8 Motel – 800-454-3213. All within 5 miles of the race site.

Parking is available in the large parking lot at the bottom of the course.

Spectator access is excellent. There is a large lawn at the top of the course right down to the water. Viewing is available from the road high above the course for the rest of the course. It’s a steep climb down to lots of boulders along the river bank which make excellent viewing and picture taking vantage points.

Race Course Video:

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