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New Hampshire whitewater, Lovell River

Carroll county, Pine Hill Road and Route 25 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     6 miles
  This stretch of Lovell River in Carroll County is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. The wonderful New Hampshire scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Lovell River beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere.
    There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Pine Hill Road and Route 25 stretch is one of them. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of
people. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. The starting location is a short drive from Laconia, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater paddling here in the White Mountains is a great experience. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because  
these hotels fill up quick. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Time spent at Allen Albee Beach right next door to Lovell River is always good, and lots of folks from Silver Lake come here. But wait, there's more enjoyable things to do in the White Mountains. Everybody loves White Lake State Park, and you can go for a hike on the Weetamoo Trail. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Abenaki has great slopes and a friendly staff, and on a pretty day you can visit Clows Beach.

Lovell River, Pine Hill Road and Route 25 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 Lovell River.
 Whitewater Near Lovell River:
Lovell River, Carroll County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Pine Hill Road and Route 25)
Cold Brook, Carrol County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 1.4 miles long (Route 25 to Bearcamp River)
Wonalancet, Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 4.25 miles long (Route 113A to Tamworth)
Bearcamp River, Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Bennett Corner to Whittier)
Ossipee River, Carroll County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Lake Ossipee to Kezar Falls Maine)
Swift River, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 5.35 miles long (Lower Falls to Darby Field sign)
Ossipee River, Oxford York County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (North Highway border to Saco River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid River Rafting, Carroll County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Saco River - East Branch, Carroll County, 18 miles away
      Class IV - 2.1 miles long (Route 302 at Lower Bartlett)
Rocky Branch, Carroll County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Jericho Road and Route 302)
 Ski Areas Near Lovell River:
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 8 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 10 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 15 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 16 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 16 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 20 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 30 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 31 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Marinas Near Lovell River:
Wolfeboro Corinthian Yacht, Wolfeboro , 9 miles away
Roberts Cove Basin, Alton , 12 miles away
West Alton Marina & Boat, Alton Bay , 13 miles away
Mountain View Yacht Club, Gilford , 17 miles away
Silver Sands Marina, Gilford , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Lovell River:
Allen Albee Beach, Carroll , 9 miles away
Clows Beach, Carroll , 9 miles away
Brewster Beach, Carroll , 10 miles away
Wolfeboro Town Beach, Carroll , 10 miles away
Moultonborough Town Beach, Carroll , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Lovell River:
Wolfeboro Inn, Wolfeboro , 9 miles away
Clarendon Motel, North Conway , 13 miles away
Merrill Farm Resort, North Conway , 13 miles away
Quality Inn North Conway, North Conway , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites NORTH CONWAY, North Conway , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lovell River:
Whit's End Campground, West Ossipee, 2 miles away
The Bear Camp River Camp, West Ossipee, 2 miles away
Bearcamp River Campground, West Ossipee, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Lovell River:
Weetamoo Trail, Carroll , 9 miles away
Hammond Trail, Carroll , 9 miles away
Piper Trail, Carroll , 9 miles away
Carter Ledge Trail, Carroll , 9 miles away
Liberty Trail, Carroll , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lovell River:
White Lake State Park, New Hampshire , 4 miles away
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire , 25 miles away
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lovell River:
Indian Mound Golf Club, Center Ossipee , 3 miles away
Golf Club Of New England, Stratham , 3 miles away
Causeway Club, Southwest Harbor , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Lovell River
Little Dan Hole Pond, Carroll , 2 miles away
Ossipee Lake, Carroll , 5 miles away
Sargents Pond, Carroll , 7 miles away

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