Directions: On Rte. 201, head South from Berry's General Store in The Forks about 200 yards and cross the Kennebec River. Bang the first left and head 3.3 miles to a small dirt road on the left. Turn left and follow this road 'til you come to a clearing on the left. Park here and carry down the road 0.2 miles to a washed-out snowmobile bridge which crosses Moxie Stream.
To takeout: head back to the paved road and turn right. Drive 1.2 miles to a better dirt road on the right. Follow this road until the Moxie Falls trail crosses the road and park here. Take the trail on the right about 0.3 miles to the takeout.
Be sure to take out above 80-ft Moxie Falls! Check out the takeout before running the river, just to be sure. You don' wanna be takin' on that BadBoy, I figure.
Put in elevation........924'
Take out elevation......720'
River width average.....30'
River geology...........Slate ledge
River water quality.....Good, clarity good.
Scenery.................Excellent, isolated wilderness river
Wildlife................Deer, moose, osprey, eagles.
Moxie Falls is one of the higher waterfalls in Maine with estimates ranging from 60' to 90'. It is just below the takeout and is unrunnable. The entire flow lands on a flat rock at the base of the falls.
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A hardy group of northeast boaters climbed into the natural river channel below a hydropower dam to participate in a flow study designed to assess whether whitewater flows should be restored to this dewatered river reach on the Connecticut River. While significant obstacles remain, this site has the potential for providing instruction, playboating, and a big water feature that that could be run throughout much of the year and provide a much needed boost to the local economy.
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