December 7, 2022

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Pokiok Falls

Pokiok Falls

Pokiok is situated on the west bank of the Saint John River, 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Fredericton, and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) west of Nackawic. 

Pokiok Gulch Old Mill and Flume 1915
Pokiok Gulch Old Mill and Flume 1915

The community is home to the Pokiok Falls, which were created by the Pokiok Stream emptying over a ledge into the Saint John River. 

Pokiok Lodge
Pokiok Lodge

The Falls were a local tourist attraction until construction of the Mactaquac Dam in 1967 saw them flooded by the rising reservoir. 

Pokiok Falls

In early spring the reservoir water level is lowered to prevent flooding from spring runoff. During this time you can see part of the Pokiok gorge where the falls once ran.  

Lower Pokiok Falls
Lower Pokiok Falls

Previous spelling—Poquiock. 

Resource: Wikipedia

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  1. What a shame. Seems everything of historical value is destroyed by the government or by businesses.

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