West Branch Piscataquis River

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West Branch Piscataquis River
Origin Maine
Mouth Piscataquis River
45°16′58″N 69°35′33″W / 45.2827°N 69.5925°W / 45.2827; -69.5925 (West Branch Piscataquis River)Coordinates: 45°16′58″N 69°35′33″W / 45.2827°N 69.5925°W / 45.2827; -69.5925 (West Branch Piscataquis River)
Progression Piscataquis River
Penobscot River
Basin countries United States
Length about 16 miles (30 km)
Source elevation 1,350 feet (410 m)
Mouth elevation 590 feet (180 m)

The West Branch Piscataquis River is a 22-mile-long (35 km)[1] tributary of the Piscataquis River in Piscataquis County, Maine. Its source (45°22′59″N 69°45′05″W / 45.3831°N 69.7515°W / 45.3831; -69.7515 (West Branch Piscataquis River source)) is in East Moxie, Somerset County (Maine Township 2, Range 4, BKP EKR). The river runs about 6 miles (10 km) east, then 11 miles (18 km) south, then 5 miles (8 km) east to its confluence with the East Branch Piscataquis River in Blanchard to form the Piscataquis.

The Appalachian Trail crosses the West Branch just below Bald Mountain Stream, and runs along the north bank of the river for about 4 miles (6 km) in Blanchard, to the joining with the East Branch.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 22, 2011