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New Hampshire whitewater, Pemigewasset River - North Fork

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

 

CLASS IV-V     12.4 miles
  This section of Pemigewasset River - North Fork in New Hampshire is 12.4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. The average New Hampshire whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The scenic beauty of New Hampshire and the water flowing gracefully down
    Pemigewasset River - North Fork are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. You can pitch a tent or park
your RV at a nearby campground. If you're coming from Berlin it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your camp stove. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system,  
the Lincoln section is just one of many. Whitewater paddling here in the White Mountains is a great experience. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Pemigewasset River - North Fork you will meet lots of folks from nearby Twin Mountain. Head up to Waterville Valley and strap some skis to your feet; there is a good hiking trail nearby called the Bondcliff Trail. This river is so perfect. Everybody loves Franconia Notch State Park, and close by you locate the Ceder Brook Trail which is a wonderful hiking trail.

Pemigewasset River - North Fork, Lincoln road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Pemigewasset River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Pemigewasset River - North Fork:
Pemigewasset River - East Branch, Grafton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 8.92 miles long (Franconia Falls to Woodstock Highway)
Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br., Grafton County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 6.2 miles long (Lincoln)
Pemigewasset River - North Fork, Grafton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12.4 miles long (Lincoln)
Swift River, Carroll/ Grafton County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Bear Notch Road to Rocky Gorge)
Soucook River, Merrimack County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Close to Concord New Hampshire)
Mad River, Grafton County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.8 miles long (Highway 49 Bridge to Campton)
Swift River, Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Rocky Gorge to Lower Falls)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Upper)
Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Bretton Woods to Twin Mountain)
Sawyer River, Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Livermore)
 Ski Areas Near Pemigewasset River - North Fork:
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 8 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 8 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 9 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 13 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 20 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 21 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 31 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Pemigewasset River - North Fork:
Asquam Marina at Holderness Harbor, Holderness , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Pemigewasset River - North Fork:
BEST WESTERN Silver Fox Inn, Waterville Valley , 8 miles away
Northstar Inn, Waterville Valley , 9 miles away
Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods , 9 miles away
The Lodge At Bretton Woods, Bretton Woods , 9 miles away
Townhomes At Bretton Woods, Bretton Woods , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pemigewasset River - North Fork:
Guyot Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Twin Mountain, 2 miles away
Franconia Brook, Lincoln, 4 miles away
Zealand Falls Appalachian Mountain Club Hut - Appalachian Trail, Bretton Woods, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Pemigewasset River - North Fork:
Bondcliff Trail, Grafton , 1 miles away
Ceder Brook Trail, Grafton , 1 miles away
Hancock Loop Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
Thoreau Falls Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
Twinway Trail, Grafton , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pemigewasset River - North Fork:
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 11 miles away
Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 12 miles away
Mt. Washington State Park, New Hampshire , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pemigewasset River - North Fork:
Waterville Valley Golf Course, Waterville Valley , 8 miles away
Brookstone Golf Course, Derry , 10 miles away
Cochecho Country Club, Dover , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Pemigewasset River - North Fork
Carrigain Pond, Grafton , 4 miles away
Forest Lake, Coos , 15 miles away
Moosilauke Pond, Grafton , 17 miles away

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