Stillwater River
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
 • locationMaine
 • elevation100 feet (30 m)
 • location
Penobscot River
 • coordinates
44°52′56″N 68°39′49″W / 44.8823°N 68.6635°W / 44.8823; -68.6635 (Stillwater River)
 • elevation
50 feet (15 m)
Length11.5 miles (18.5 km)

The Stillwater River is an 11.5-mile-long (18.5 km)[1] side channel of the Penobscot River in Maine. From its source (44°57′59″N 68°38′45″W / 44.9664°N 68.6458°W / 44.9664; -68.6458 (Stillwater River source)) in Old Town, the Stillwater runs 2.3 miles (3.7 km) northwest along the northeast side of Orson Island, the site of the Penobscot Indian Reservation. It then runs 9.2 miles (14.8 km) south along the west sides of Orson and Marsh islands, over three dammed falls. The stream rejoins the main stem of the Penobscot in Orono.

The University of Maine campus, including the Fay Hyland Botanical Plantation, overlooks the Stillwater River near its confluence with the Penobscot River.

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, accessed June 22, 2011