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New Hampshire whitewater, Rocky Branch

Carroll county, Jericho Road and Route 302 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     4.2 miles
  The Jericho Road and Route 302 stretch of Rocky Branch is 4.2 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Carroll County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting location is a short drive from Laconia, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon
    trip. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable.
The wild scenery of the White Mountains is great. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Jericho Road and Route 302 section is one of them. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. Lodging is available near the  
river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Whites Ledge is a good place to visit while in the region, and the slopes of Attitash Bear Peak are so inviting noone can resist. These mountains rock, just explore all the amusing things to do in the White Mountains. You're sure to run into some nice folks from Glen here. Going for a hike along the Mount Stanton Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. A trip to Mt. Washington State Park when you're here at Rocky Branch is a glorious idea; if the weather is magnificent, you can go for a hike along the Humphreys Ledge Trail.

Rocky Branch, Jericho Road and Route 302 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 Rocky Branch.
 Whitewater Near Rocky Branch:
Rocky Branch, Carroll County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Jericho Road and Route 302)
Ellis River, Carroll County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Route 16 to Jackson Golf Course)
Swift River, Carroll County, 5 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 5.35 miles long (Lower Falls to Darby Field sign)
Saco River - East Branch, Carroll County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 2.1 miles long (Route 302 at Lower Bartlett)
Saco River, Carroll County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Crawford Notch to Bartlett)
Dry River, Coos County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground)
Peabody River - West Branch, Coos County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 5.5 miles long (Chandler Brook to Peabody River)
Peabody River, Coos County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Route 16 to Gorham)
Sawyer River, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Livermore)
Wonalancet, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 4.25 miles long (Route 113A to Tamworth)
 Ski Areas Near Rocky Branch:
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 2 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 5 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 7 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 9 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 16 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 17 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 22 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 29 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Hotels Near Rocky Branch:
Attitash Mountain Village Resort, Bartlett , 2 miles away
Bernerhof Inn Bed And Breakfast, Glen , 2 miles away
Wills Inn, Bartlett , 2 miles away
Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, Bartlett , 2 miles away
The Wentworth Hotel, Jackson , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rocky Branch:
Glen Ellis Family Campground, Glen, 2 miles away
A Better Life Cabins and Campground, Bartlett, 2 miles away
Green Meadow Camping Area, Glen, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Rocky Branch:
Mount Stanton Trail, Carroll , 2 miles away
Humphreys Ledge Trail, Carroll , 3 miles away
Stairs Col Trail, Carroll , 3 miles away
Moat Mountain Trail, Carroll , 3 miles away
Lucy Brook Trail, Carroll , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rocky Branch:
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire , 8 miles away
Mt. Washington State Park, New Hampshire , 9 miles away
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rocky Branch:
North Conway Country Club, North Conway , 8 miles away
Androscoggin Valley Country Club Garage, Gorham , 13 miles away
Golf Club Of New England, Stratham , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Rocky Branch
Conway Lake, Carroll , 14 miles away
Carrigain Pond, Grafton , 16 miles away
Ossipee Lake, Carroll , 17 miles away

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