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New Hampshire whitewater, Baker River - South Branch

Grafton county, Dorchester section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     3 miles
  This section of Baker River - South Branch is 3 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but
    if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The starting point is not too far from Lebanon, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Grafton County and
the water flowing gracefully down Baker River - South Branch make the trip here worthwhile. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. This section is quite short so better bring some good walking shoes. The river winds through the White Mountains and you get great scenery. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The Dorchester  
stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
You certainly should take a look at Cardigan State Park if you're here at Baker River - South Branch, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Baker River - South Branch; Stevens Brook Trail is a delightful local trail. Man, is there a heap of amusing stuff to do in the White Mountains. Wellington State Beach is both delightful and lovely, and it's right next door to Baker River - South Branch, and the snow is fine at Tenney Mountain. This river is so good. The Rattlesnake Mountain Trail offers hiking at its best, and the cheerful people of Wentworth like to hang out nearby.

Baker River - South Branch, Dorchester 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 Baker River - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Baker River - South Branch:
Baker River - South Branch, Grafton County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Dorchester)
Pond Brook River, Grafton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Baker Pond to Wentworth)
Halls Brook, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Halls Brook Road to Highway 25)
Baker River, Grafton County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Route 118 to Wentworth)
Baker River, Grafton County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 3.8 miles long (Warren)
Fowler River, Grafton County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 5.9 miles long (Alexandria)
Wild Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Covered Bridge to Route 302)
Smith River, Merrimack / Grafton County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 1.75 miles long (Route 104 to Bristol)
Wild Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Wildwood to Covered Bridge)
Glover Brook, Grafton County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (Elbow Pond to Pemigewasset River)
 Ski Areas Near Baker River - South Branch:
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 12 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 18 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 20 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 34 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Lyndon Outing Club, Vermont , 35 miles away, 433 foot drop, 3 lifts, 9 runs
Burke Mountain, Vermont , 38 miles away, 2011 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
 Hotels Near Baker River - South Branch:
Red Carpet Inn And Suites Plymouth, Plymouth , 16 miles away
Shaker Farm Bed And Breakfast, Enfield , 17 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Plymouth State University, Plymouth , 17 miles away
Days Inn Campton, Campton , 19 miles away
Comfort Inn Ashland, Ashland , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Baker River - South Branch:
Pemi River Campground, Thornton, 2 miles away
Pine Haven Campground, Wentworth, 3 miles away
Baker River Campground, Rumney, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Baker River - South Branch:
Stevens Brook Trail, Grafton , 6 miles away
Rattlesnake Mountain Trail, Grafton , 7 miles away
Clark Pond Loop, Grafton , 8 miles away
Carr Mountain Trail, Grafton , 8 miles away
Mowglis Trail, Grafton , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Baker River - South Branch:
Cardigan State Park, New Hampshire , 6 miles away
Wellington State Beach, New Hampshire , 14 miles away
Winslow State Park, New Hampshire , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Baker River - South Branch:
Blackmount Country Club, North Haverhill , 15 miles away
Bradford Golf Club, Bradford , 16 miles away
Lake Morey Country Club, Fairlee , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Baker River - South Branch
Lake Tarleton, Grafton , 8 miles away
Stinson Lake, Grafton , 10 miles away
Orange Pond, Grafton , 10 miles away

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