Cupsuptic River
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
 • locationMaine
 • location
Cupsuptic Lake
 • elevation
1,463 feet (446 m)

The Cupsuptic River is a 23.7-mile-long (38.1 km)[1] river in Maine. It flows from its source (45°14′10″N 70°53′52″W / 45.2362°N 70.8978°W / 45.2362; -70.8978 (Cupsuptic River source)) near the Canada–United States border to Cupsuptic Lake, the northern arm of Mooselookmeguntic Lake, which drains via other lakes into the Androscoggin River. Although short, the Cupsuptic River includes three of the highest mountains of New EnglandKennebago Divide, Snow Mountain, and White Cap Mountain — within its watershed. The name "Cupsuptic" derives from the Abenaki language, meaning "a closed-up stream."

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 30, 2011

45°0.6′N 70°50.9′W / 45.0100°N 70.8483°W / 45.0100; -70.8483