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New Hampshire whitewater, Peabody River - West Branch

Coos county, Chandler Brook to Peabody River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     5.5 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Berlin, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you don’t have reservations
    you might end up sleeping in your car. The campgrounds here at Peabody River - West Branch are pretty good. This section of Peabody River - West Branch is 5.5 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American
Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Chandler Brook to Peabody River section is one of them. The White Mountains scenery is wonderful. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily  
run it on an afternoon. The wonderful Coos County scenery and the cool fresh water have people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
A visit to Peabody River - West Branch wouldn’t be complete without a tour to nearby Mt. Washington State Park. Going for a hike along the Osgood Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity. A good spot near Peabody River - West Branch is Great Gulf, and if you're popping by from Gorham, you won't be the only one. This is such a great river. If the weather is magnificent here at Peabody River - West Branch, you can go for a hike along the Madison Gulf.

Peabody River - West Branch, Chandler Brook to Peabody River road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Peabody River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Peabody River - West Branch:
Peabody River - West Branch, Coos County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 5.5 miles long (Chandler Brook to Peabody River)
Peabody River, Coos County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Route 16 to Gorham)
Ellis River, Carroll County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Route 16 to Jackson Golf Course)
Rocky Branch, Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Jericho Road and Route 302)
Dry River, Coos County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground)
Saco River, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Crawford Notch to Bartlett)
Saco River - East Branch, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 2.1 miles long (Route 302 at Lower Bartlett)
Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch, Carroll County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Above York Pond Road)
Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Bretton Woods to Twin Mountain)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Upper)
 Ski Areas Near Peabody River - West Branch:
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 2 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 9 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 11 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 15 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 16 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 29 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
 Hotels Near Peabody River - West Branch:
Gorham Motor Inn, Gorham , 6 miles away
Top Notch Inn, Gorham , 6 miles away
Royalty Inn, Gorham , 6 miles away
Eagle Mountain House And Golf Club, Jackson , 9 miles away
The Wentworth Hotel, Jackson , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Peabody River - West Branch:
Osgood Trailcamp, Gorham, 0 miles away
Madison Springs Appalachian Mountain Club Hut - Appalachian Trail, Gorham, 2 miles away
Dolly Copp Big Meadow - White Mountain National Forest, Laconia, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Peabody River - West Branch:
Osgood Trail, Coos , 0 miles away
Madison Gulf, Coos , 1 miles away
Great Gulf Trail, Coos , 1 miles away
Daniel Webster Trail, Coos , 1 miles away
Old Jackson Road, Coos , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Peabody River - West Branch:
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire , 3 miles away
Mt. Washington State Park, New Hampshire , 4 miles away
Moose Brook State Park, New Hampshire , 6 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Peabody River - West Branch:
Androscoggin Valley Country Club Garage, Gorham , 4 miles away
Androscoggin Valley Country, Gorham , 7 miles away
North Conway Country Club, North Conway , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Peabody River - West Branch
Head Pond, Coos , 11 miles away
Cedar Pond, Coos , 14 miles away
Carrigain Pond, Grafton , 18 miles away

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