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New Hampshire whitewater, Baker River

Grafton county, Route 118 to Wentworth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6 miles
 
My daughter 14 and I 52 paddled this river in 2005. I lost my Red Sox world cahmpions hat within 2 minutes as we ducked under a fallen tree. We took on some water at that point, which only added to the adventure. We enjoyed our day in the sun. We pulled out in Rumney only to find out that the cell phone could not connect to a tower. Therefore we relied on the generosity of a Rumney residento to dispatch our ride. We did see one other canoing
    family on this day. Says Jomper

The beautiful scenery of Grafton County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside
New Hampshire you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular  
destination. The wild scenery of the White Mountains is great. This section of Baker River in Grafton County is 6 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Route 118 to Wentworth section is just one of many. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Lebanon, as you can see on the road map further down. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that.

Baker River, Route 118 to Wentworth road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Baker River.
 Whitewater Near Baker River:
Baker River, Grafton County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Route 118 to Wentworth)
Pond Brook River, Grafton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Baker Pond to Wentworth)
Baker River, Grafton County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 3.8 miles long (Warren)
Baker River - South Branch, Grafton County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Dorchester)
Halls Brook, -blank- County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Halls Brook Road to Highway 25)
Wild Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Wildwood to Covered Bridge)
Glover Brook, Grafton County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (Elbow Pond to Pemigewasset River)
Wild Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Covered Bridge to Route 302)
Branch Brook, Grafton County, 13 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.3 miles long (Ellsworth to Branch Brook campground)
Fowler River, Grafton County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 5.9 miles long (Alexandria)
 Ski Areas Near Baker River:
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 12 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 19 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 19 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 21 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Lyndon Outing Club, Vermont , 31 miles away, 433 foot drop, 3 lifts, 9 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 31 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Burke Mountain, Vermont , 34 miles away, 2011 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 35 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
 Hotels Near Baker River:
Red Carpet Inn And Suites Plymouth, Plymouth , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Plymouth State University, Plymouth , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Lincoln , 16 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Lincoln , 16 miles away
Days Inn Campton, Campton , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Baker River:
Moose Hillock Campground, Warren, 1 miles away
Swain Brook Campground, Wentworth, 1 miles away
Pine Haven Campground, Wentworth, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Baker River:
Three Ponds Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
Carr Mountain Trail, Grafton , 4 miles away
Stevens Brook Trail, Grafton , 4 miles away
Three Ponds Trail, Grafton , 5 miles away
Donkey Hill Cutoff, Grafton , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Baker River:
Cardigan State Park, New Hampshire , 10 miles away
Wellington State Beach, New Hampshire , 15 miles away
Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Baker River:
Blackmount Country Club, North Haverhill , 13 miles away
Jack O'Lantern Golf Course, Woodstock , 15 miles away
Owl's Nest Golf Club, Campton , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Baker River
Lake Tarleton, Grafton , 6 miles away
Stinson Lake, Grafton , 7 miles away
Loon Lake, Grafton , 11 miles away

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