The Allagash, a tributary of the St. John, was designated as a
National Wild and Scenic river in 1970. It's the only river in
Maine with this designation and is considered a national treasure.
The Allagash flows 92 miles through lakes to its confluence with
the St. John, offering one of the most popular canoe runs in the
state. The State plans to increase access and thus boat traffic
by installing a boat ramp at St. John's Bridge.
this river to death? A recent report by the
Maine Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility address
this question. Called "Losing Paradise: The Allagash River
Under Attack," the report criticizes proposed management
plans for the Allagash.