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Piscataquis county, Lower Wilson Pond to Bodfish Crossing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     9 miles
  The Lower Wilson Pond to Bodfish Crossing stretch of Big Wilson Stream in Piscataquis County is 9 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Augusta-Waterville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are so many
    sections to paddle in this river system, the Lower Wilson Pond to Bodfish Crossing section is just one of many. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state
is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The nature scenery of Piscataquis County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are  
great attractions for lots of people. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Big Wilson Stream is not far at all from Greenville; a visit to Lily Bay State Park rejuvenates the soul. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Gulf Hagas Trail; do take a hike on the Number Four Mountain Trail. This river is so great. Throughout the warm months here at Big Wilson Stream, high temperatures mostly get into the 70's. Summer overnight lows descend down to the 50's. Daytime highs during the wintertime are in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Big Wilson Stream are in the-10's.

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


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Big Wilson Stream.
 Whitewater Near Big Wilson Stream:
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Lower Wilson Pond to Bodfish Crossing)
Big Wilson Stream, Piscataquis County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Bodfish Crossing to Willimantic)
Big Wilson Stream, Franklin County, 7 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Willimantic to Earley' Landing)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Expeditions, Piscataquis County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Blanchard to Upper Abbot)
Piscataquis River - East Branch, Piscataquis County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Shirley Mills to Blanchard)
Pleasant River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 4.7 miles long (Bear Brook to Long Pond Road)
Ship Pond Stream, Piscataquis County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Cow yard Falls to Bucks Cove)
Roach River, Piscataquis County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Kokadjo to Moosehead lake)
Piscataquis River - West Branch, Piscataquis County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Oakes Bog to Blanchard)
 Ski Areas Near Big Wilson Stream:
Big Squaw, Maine , 19 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 33 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 49 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 60 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 60 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 63 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 76 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 , 88 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 98 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
 Marinas Near Big Wilson Stream:
East Cove Marina, Greenville , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Wilson Stream:
The Brewster Inn, Dexter , 23 miles away
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 33 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 35 miles away
Vintage Charm Bed And Breakfas, Waterville , 42 miles away
Best Western Plus Waterville Grand Hotel, Waterville , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Wilson Stream:
Wilson Valley Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Monson, 2 miles away
Leeman Brook Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Monson, 3 miles away
Wildwood Shores Campground, Monson, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Big Wilson Stream:
Gulf Hagas Trail, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
Number Four Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 12 miles away
Intake Trail, Piscataquis , 13 miles away
Big Squaw Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 16 miles away
Big Spencer Mountain Trail, Piscataquis , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Wilson Stream:
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 9 miles away
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Wilson Stream:
Piscataquis Country Club, Guilford , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Wilson Stream
Whetstone Pond, Piscataquis , 11 miles away
First Roach Pond, Piscataquis , 13 miles away
Sebec Lake, Piscataquis , 16 miles away

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