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Maine whitewater, Big Wilson Stream

Piscataquis county, Bodfish Crossing to Willimantic section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The Bodfish Crossing to Willimantic stretch of Big Wilson Stream is 5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The wonderful Maine scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and
    paddle. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations
in advance you're all set. The Bodfish Crossing to Willimantic stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that.  
For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Big Wilson Stream you will meet lots of people from close by Monson. While you're here at Big Wilson Stream you can take a hike along the Number Four Mountain Trail, and unsurprisingly, everyone loves Peaks-Kenny State Park. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Have a delightful hiking adventure along the Gulf Hagas Trail, and Lily Bay State Park is a good site to go. Big Wilson Stream gets a normal amount of annual precipitation. July is the wettest month with most rain, and February meanwhile is the driest month.

Big Wilson Stream, Bodfish Crossing to Willimantic road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Big Wilson Stream.
 Whitewater Near Big Wilson Stream:
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Bodfish Crossing to Willimantic)
Big Wilson Stream, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Willimantic to Earley' Landing)
Ship Pond Stream, Piscataquis County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove)
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Lower Wilson Pond to Bodfish Crossing)
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 4.7 miles long (Bear Brook to Long Pond Road)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Blanchard to Upper Abbot)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Expeditions, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Piscataquis River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Shirley Mills to Blanchard)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.5 miles long (Dover-Foxcroft to Medford)
Roach River, Piscataquis County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Kokadjo to Moosehead lake)
 Ski Areas Near Big Wilson Stream:
Big Squaw, Maine , 20 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 31 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 43 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 58 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 62 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 63 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 79 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 83 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 90 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Big Wilson Stream:
East Cove Marina, Greenville , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Wilson Stream:
Brewster Inn, Dexter , 18 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 34 miles away
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 35 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Waterville Grand Hotel, Waterville , 40 miles away
Fireside Inn And Suites Waterville, Waterville , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Wilson Stream:
Wildwood Shores Campground, Monson, 2 miles away
Wilson Valley Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Monson, 4 miles away
Long Pond Stream Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Shirley Mills, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Big Wilson Stream:
Gulf Hagas Trail, Piscataquis , 10 miles away
Number Four Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 14 miles away
Northwest Ridge Road, Piscataquis , 17 miles away
Intake Trail, Piscataquis , 18 miles away
Auburn Log Hauling Road, Piscataquis , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Wilson Stream:
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 11 miles away
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Wilson Stream:
Piscataquis Country Club, Guilford , 8 miles away
Country View Golf Club, Brooks , 15 miles away
Foxcroft Golf Club, Dover Foxcroft , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Wilson Stream
Sebec Lake, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
Whetstone Pond, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
First Roach Pond, Piscataquis , 16 miles away

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