Sawtelle Deadwater

Patten, Maine

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The winding marshy channel of Sawtelle Deadwater is one of the best spots to see moose throughout the summer until late August. Paddling here in early August we counted six, some on shore, others wading in the water and muck. We are told that it is not unusual to see a dozen or more. Prominent fish species: yellow perch. Look amid the rocks in the outlet just below the dam for the Pectinatella colonies; this area was thick with them when we visited, and we saw a smaller number farther up the deadwater on submerged sticks and logs. Lush marsh vegetation grows along the shores of Sawtelle. Cattail, pickerelweed, bulrushes, arrowhead, sweet gale, bullhead lily, water shield, pond weed (Potamogeton genus), and bladderwort are among the many aquatic and littoral plant species you will see here.
Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition

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Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition

by John Hayes & Alex Wilson (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

The winding marshy channel of Sawtelle Deadwater is one of the best spots to see moose throughout the summer until late August. Paddling here in early August we counted six, some on shore, others wading in the water and muck. We are told that it is not unusual to see a dozen or more. Prominent fish species: yellow perch.

Look amid the rocks in the outlet just below the dam for the Pectinatella colonies; this area was thick with them when we visited, and we saw a smaller number farther up the deadwater on submerged sticks and logs. Lush marsh vegetation grows along the shores of Sawtelle. Cattail, pickerelweed, bulrushes, arrowhead, sweet gale, bullhead lily, water shield, pond weed (Potamogeton genus), and bladderwort are among the many aquatic and littoral plant species you will see here.

©  John Hayes & Alex Wilson/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Patten
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day trip, camping available
Class: Class I
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Maine Forest Service, East Branch District
Local Maps: USGS Hay Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Sawtelle Deadwater

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