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New Hampshire whitewater, Pemigewasset River

Grafton county, Woodstock to Campton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     11.25 miles
  The wonderful New Hampshire scenery and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New Hampshire tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The Woodstock to Campton section of Pemigewasset River in New Hampshire is 11.25 miles long and it is classified as a class I section by American
    Whitewater. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around
here. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. If you're coming from Laconia it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wild scenery  
of the White Mountains is great. The Woodstock to Campton section is one of many paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Pemigewasset River it's always fun to visit Franconia Notch State Park, and great skiing awaits you at Loon Mountain. This place, the White Mountains, has so much outdoors fun things. Wellington State Beach is a great spot to stretch your legs a bit; lots of folks from Campton come here. At this river you will always have a good time. Take a hike on the Knockers Hole Trail; Pemigewasset River is right by the Peaked Hill Pond Trail.

Pemigewasset River, Woodstock to Campton 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 Pemigewasset River.
 Whitewater Near Pemigewasset River:
Branch Brook, Grafton County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.3 miles long (Ellsworth to Branch Brook campground)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 3 miles away
      Class I - 11.25 miles long (Woodstock to Campton)
Mad River, Grafton County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Gorge)
Glover Brook, Grafton County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (Elbow Pond to Pemigewasset River)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 4.25 miles long (Woodstock)
Soucook River, Merrimack County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Close to Concord New Hampshire)
Smarts Brook, Grafton County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Thornton)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.25 miles long (Indian Head to East Branch confluence)
Beebe River, Grafton County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Sandwich Notch to Campton Hollow)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 2.9 miles long (Profile Lake through Franconia Notch)
 Ski Areas Near Pemigewasset River:
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 8 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 10 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 10 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 13 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 23 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 32 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 34 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 35 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
 Marinas Near Pemigewasset River:
Asquam Marina at Holderness Harbor, Holderness , 11 miles away
Paugus Bay Marina, Meredith , 18 miles away
Meredith Marina, Meredith , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Pemigewasset River:
Center Harbor Town Beach, Belknap , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Pemigewasset River:
Days Inn Campton, Campton , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Lincoln , 6 miles away
Bluegreen Vacations South Mountain, Ascend Resort Collection, Lincoln , 6 miles away
Rivergreen Resort, Lincoln , 7 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Plymouth State University, Plymouth , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pemigewasset River:
Woodstock KOA, Woodstock, 3 miles away
Campton Family, Campton, 4 miles away
Branch Brook Fourseason Campground, Campton, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Pemigewasset River:
Peaked Hill Pond Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
Knockers Hole Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
Glover Brook Trail, Grafton , 4 miles away
Hubbard Brook Trail, Grafton , 5 miles away
Mount Cilley Trail, Grafton , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pemigewasset River:
Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 14 miles away
Wellington State Beach, New Hampshire , 15 miles away
Cardigan State Park, New Hampshire , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pemigewasset River:
Owl's Nest Golf Club, Campton , 2 miles away
Jack O'Lantern Golf Course, Woodstock , 3 miles away
Brookstone Golf Course, Derry , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Pemigewasset River
Campton Bog Pond, Grafton , 5 miles away
Moosilauke Pond, Grafton , 7 miles away
Loon Lake, Grafton , 8 miles away

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