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New Hampshire whitewater, Androscoggin River

Coos county, Pontook section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     2.4 miles
  The Pontook stretch of Androscoggin River is 2.4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. The nature scenery of Coos County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The campgrounds here at Androscoggin River are pretty good. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New Hampshire are often more challenging than in other states, so better not forget that the rivers in
    this state are less manageable. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end
up sleeping in your car. The beautiful White Mountains scenery is an added bonus. This is a somewhat short section so better bring some good walking shoes. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Berlin, as you can see on  
the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Bog Dam Trail; there's no such thing as a bad day of skiing at nearby Balsams Wilderness. If you want a wonderful time in the great outdoors just come on up to the White Mountains. Androscoggin River is in close proximity to Moose Brook State Park which is a beautiful place. Androscoggin River is not far at all from Milan, and when you're here it's always fun to visit Dixville Notch State Park. Androscoggin River is right by the Jericho Trail. During the summertime at Androscoggin River temperatures are typically in the 70's while overnight lows are frequently in the 50's.

Androscoggin River, Pontook road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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Stats for this river stretch


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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Androscoggin River.
 Whitewater Near Androscoggin River:
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 2.4 miles long (Pontook)
Phillips Brook, Coos County, 6 miles away
      Class III - -blank- miles long (Milan)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Bragg's Bay to Pontook)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 0.5 miles long (Errol Rapids)
Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch, Carroll County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Above York Pond Road)
Mohawk River, Coos County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Colebrook)
Peabody River, Coos County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Route 16 to Gorham)
Diamond River, Coos County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Swift Diamond to Wentworth Location)
Peabody River - West Branch, Coos County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 5.5 miles long (Chandler Brook to Peabody River)
Swift Cambridge River, Oxford County, 19 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Route 26 to Dead Cambridge River)
 Ski Areas Near Androscoggin River:
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 13 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 18 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 23 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 27 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 28 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 38 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 38 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 38 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Androscoggin River:
Gorham Motor Inn, Gorham , 12 miles away
Top Notch Inn, Gorham , 12 miles away
Royalty Inn, Gorham , 12 miles away
Omni Bretton Arms At Mount Washington, Bretton Woods , 23 miles away
Cabot Inn & Suites, Lancaster , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Androscoggin River:
Nay Pond Campground, Milan, 3 miles away
Milan Hill State Park, Berlin, 3 miles away
Cedar Pond Campground, Milan, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Androscoggin River:
Jericho Trail, Coos , 9 miles away
Bog Dam Trail, Coos , 11 miles away
Ice Gulch Path, Coos , 11 miles away
Cook Path, Coos , 11 miles away
Sinclair Trail, Coos , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Androscoggin River:
Moose Brook State Park, New Hampshire , 10 miles away
Dixville Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 13 miles away
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Androscoggin River:
Androscoggin Valley Country Club Garage, Gorham , 12 miles away
Androscoggin Valley Country, Gorham , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Androscoggin River
Cedar Pond, Coos , 3 miles away
Head Pond, Coos , 5 miles away
Millsfield Pond, Coos , 8 miles away

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