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New Hampshire whitewater, Androscoggin River

Coos county, Bragg's Bay to Pontook section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     17 miles
  The Bragg's Bay to Pontook stretch of Androscoggin River in New Hampshire is 17 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. The scenic beauty of Coos County and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New Hampshire are harder than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. There are plenty
    of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting
your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The starting location is a short drive from Berlin, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. When you're paddling down a White Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. If you have the time you can make  
this a two day trip, so pack your camping stuff. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Thirteen Mile Woods is a forest near Androscoggin River that you can go to, and you absolutely should have a look at Moose Brook State Park if you're here. Yep, outdoors enjoyable things truly is plentiful here in the White Mountains. Really nice skiing awaits you at Balsams Wilderness; a visit to Dixville Notch State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. At this river you will always have a good time.

Androscoggin River, Bragg's Bay to Pontook road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Androscoggin River.
 Whitewater Near Androscoggin River:
Phillips Brook, Coos County, 4 miles away
      Class III - -blank- miles long (Milan)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Bragg's Bay to Pontook)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 2.4 miles long (Pontook)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 0.5 miles long (Errol Rapids)
Diamond River, Coos County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Swift Diamond to Wentworth Location)
Mohawk River, Coos County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Colebrook)
Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch, Carroll County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Above York Pond Road)
Swift Cambridge River, Oxford County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Route 26 to Dead Cambridge River)
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 18 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Aziscohos Dam to Wilsons Mills)
Bear, Oxford County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.8 miles long (Devils Horseshoe)
 Ski Areas Near Androscoggin River:
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 12 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 22 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 26 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 27 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 31 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 32 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 37 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 41 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 41 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Hotels Near Androscoggin River:
Gorham Motor Inn, Gorham , 15 miles away
Top Notch Inn, Gorham , 15 miles away
Royalty Inn, Gorham , 16 miles away
Eagle Mountain House And Golf Club, Jackson , 27 miles away
Cabot Inn & Suites, Lancaster , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Androscoggin River:
Mollidgewock Campground, Coos County, 4 miles away
Milan Hill State Park, Berlin, 7 miles away
Log Haven Campground, Errol, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Androscoggin River:
Speck Pond Trail, Coos , 13 miles away
Jericho Trail, Coos , 13 miles away
Sinclair Trail, Coos , 14 miles away
Peabody Brook Trail, Coos , 14 miles away
Success Trail, Coos , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Androscoggin River:
Dixville Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 11 miles away
Moose Brook State Park, New Hampshire , 14 miles away
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Androscoggin River:
Androscoggin Valley Country, Gorham , 16 miles away
Androscoggin Valley Country Club Garage, Gorham , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Androscoggin River
Akers Pond, Coos , 5 miles away
Millsfield Pond, Coos , 6 miles away
Cedar Pond, Coos , 8 miles away

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