Pocwock River
CountriesCanada, United States
StatesQuebec, Maine
Physical characteristics
 • locationMont-Carmel, Quebec, Kamouraska Regional County Municipality, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec
 • coordinates47°11′25″N 69°30′46″W / 47.19028°N 69.51278°W / 47.19028; -69.51278
 • elevation496 metres (1,627 ft)
 • location
Township T16 R12 WELS, Aroostook County, Maine, États-Unis
 • coordinates
47°03′58″N 69°17′51″W / 47.06611°N 69.29750°W / 47.06611; -69.29750Coordinates: 47°03′58″N 69°17′51″W / 47.06611°N 69.29750°W / 47.06611; -69.29750
 • elevation
210 metres (690 ft)
Length36.7 kilometres (22.8 mi)
Basin features
 • left(from the confluence) East Branch Pocwock Stream, West Branch Pocwock Stream

The River Pocwock is a tributary of the Saint John River (Bay of Fundy), flowing in:

Its course runs, especially in Maine, entirely in forested region in an isolated mountain valley, to the southeast of the Canada–US border. Its course is located between the Fox Creek (east side) and the Chimenticook River (west side). The watershed of the Pocwock river is accessible by some forest roads.

Pocwock River empties on north shore of Saint John River (Bay of Fundy). The latter serpentines eastward, then south-east, crossing all the province of New Brunswick, and empties on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy, which is open to the south-west to the Atlantic Ocean.


The upper part of the "River Pocwock" begins in Notre Dame Mountains, in the municipality of Mont-Carmel, Quebec, in Kamouraska Regional County Municipality, in Quebec. This source is located at:

From the source in the mountains, the river Pocwock flows 36.7 kilometres (22.8 mi) as follows:

The "Pocwock River" flows into a river curve on the north shore of Saint John River (Bay of Fundy), in township T16 R12 Wels, in the Aroostook County. This confluence is located:


The term Pocwock is associated with West Branch Pocwock Stream and East Branch Pocwock Stream. In Québec, the spelling of the river's name uses the letter 'k' in the middle, or "Pockwock"; the spelling "Pocwock" (without the letter k in the middle) is used by the GNIS (Geographic Names Information System) in the US.

The place name "ruisseau Pockwock" (English: Pockwock brook) was formalized on December 5, 1968, at the Commission de toponymie du Québec (Quebec Geographical Names Board).[2]

See also

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  1. ^ Segments of the river measured from the Atlas of Canada (posted), Department of Natural Resources of Canada
  2. ^ Commission de toponymie du Québec (Quebec Geographical Names Board) – Banque de noms de lieux (Bank of place names) – Toponym: « Ruisseau Pockwock»