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New Hampshire whitewater, Bearcamp River

Carroll county, Bennett Corner to Whittier section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     3.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Carroll County and the cool fresh water beats anything. The Bennett Corner to Whittier stretch of Bearcamp River in New Hampshire is 3.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-IV section. The put-in location is a short drive from Laconia, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more
    difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because
these hotels fill up quick. The White Mountains scenery is wonderful. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. This is a somewhat short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Bennett Corner to Whittier stretch is one of them. Great exercise and spending some quality time  
in nature will have you coming back for more. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
A great beach near Bearcamp River is Moultonborough Town Beach, and a day on the slopes of Abenaki is just what you need. So many cool things to do here in the White Mountains, too great to be true. Bearcamp River is right by the Old Locke Road Path; beaches are fine and Center Harbor Town Beach is no exception. At this river you will never have a bad time. Hiking along the Bickford Trail is delightful fun, and there are plenty of people from South Tamworth here.

Bearcamp River, Bennett Corner to Whittier 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 Bearcamp River.
 Whitewater Near Bearcamp River:
Cold Brook, Carrol County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.4 miles long (Route 25 to Bearcamp River)
Bearcamp River, Carroll County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Bennett Corner to Whittier)
Wonalancet, Carroll County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 4.25 miles long (Route 113A to Tamworth)
Lovell River, Carroll County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Pine Hill Road and Route 25)
Swift River, Carroll County, 10 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 5.35 miles long (Lower Falls to Darby Field sign)
Swift River, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Rocky Gorge to Lower Falls)
Sawyer River, Carroll County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Livermore)
Saco River, Carroll County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Crawford Notch to Bartlett)
Swift River, Carroll/ Grafton County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Bear Notch Road to Rocky Gorge)
Rocky Branch, Carroll County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Jericho Road and Route 302)
 Ski Areas Near Bearcamp River:
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 12 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 13 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 15 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 15 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 17 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 17 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 19 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 22 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Bearcamp River:
Wolfeboro Corinthian Yacht, Wolfeboro , 14 miles away
West Alton Marina & Boat, Alton Bay , 14 miles away
Mountain View Yacht Club, Gilford , 15 miles away
Silver Sands Marina, Gilford , 15 miles away
Roberts Cove Basin, Alton , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Bearcamp River:
Moultonborough Town Beach, Carroll , 9 miles away
Center Harbor Town Beach, Belknap , 13 miles away
Wolfeboro Town Beach, Carroll , 13 miles away
Gilford Beach, Belknap , 14 miles away
Allen Albee Beach, Carroll , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Bearcamp River:
The Bartlett Inn, Bartlett , 12 miles away
Seasons At Attitash, Bartlett , 12 miles away
Wolfeboro Inn, Wolfeboro , 13 miles away
Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, Bartlett , 13 miles away
Attitash Mountain Village Resort, Bartlett , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bearcamp River:
Jigger Jonnson Campground 2, Carroll County, 5 miles away
Campground Number 1, Carroll County, 5 miles away
White Lake State Park, West Ossipee, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Bearcamp River:
Old Locke Road Path, Carroll , 4 miles away
Bickford Trail, Carroll , 4 miles away
Big Rock Cave Trail, Carroll , 5 miles away
Chocorua Brook Trail, Carroll , 5 miles away
Whitin Brook Trail, Carroll , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bearcamp River:
White Lake State Park, New Hampshire , 6 miles away
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 20 miles away
Mt. Washington State Park, New Hampshire , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bearcamp River:
Golf Club Of New England, Stratham , 6 miles away
Kona Mansion Inn, Center Harbor , 7 miles away
Indian Mound Golf Club, Center Ossipee , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Bearcamp River
Little Dan Hole Pond, Carroll , 8 miles away
Mirror Lake, Carroll , 11 miles away
Ossipee Lake, Carroll , 11 miles away

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