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New Hampshire whitewater, Sawyer River

Carroll county, Livermore section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     3.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of New Hampshire and the water flowing gracefully down Sawyer River will make you feel great. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New Hampshire are often more challenging than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. If you're coming from Laconia it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map
    further down the page so you wonít get lost. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch of Sawyer River is 3.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater
to be a class V section. There's camping available near Sawyer River. When you're paddling down a White Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over  
and over. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
There are perfect locations to discover along the Livermore Trail. Mt. Washington State Park is a delightful location to stretch your legs a bit; skiing at Attitash Bear Peak is one of those things you just have to do. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Go for a hike on the Mount Tremont Trail; at Sawyer River you always meet someone from Bartlett.

Sawyer River, Livermore 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 Sawyer River.
 Whitewater Near Sawyer River:
Sawyer River, Carroll County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Livermore)
Saco River, Carroll County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Crawford Notch to Bartlett)
Swift River, Carroll County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Rocky Gorge to Lower Falls)
Dry River, Coos County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground)
Swift River, Carroll/ Grafton County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Bear Notch Road to Rocky Gorge)
Pemigewasset River - North Fork, Grafton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12.4 miles long (Lincoln)
Rocky Branch, Carroll County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Jericho Road and Route 302)
Swift River, Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 5.35 miles long (Lower Falls to Darby Field sign)
Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Bretton Woods to Twin Mountain)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Upper)
 Ski Areas Near Sawyer River:
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 10 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 11 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 12 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 13 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 15 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 18 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 18 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 22 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 23 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
 Beaches Near Sawyer River:
Center Harbor Town Beach, Belknap , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Sawyer River:
Villager Motel, Bartlett , 4 miles away
The Bartlett Inn, Bartlett , 6 miles away
Seasons At Attitash, Bartlett , 7 miles away
Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, Bartlett , 9 miles away
Attitash Mountain Village Resort, Bartlett , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sawyer River:
Sawyer Pond Shelter, Bartlett, 1 miles away
4th Iron, Bartlett, 2 miles away
Passaconaway Campground, Carroll County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Sawyer River:
Livermore Trail, Grafton , 1 miles away
Mount Tremont Trail, Carroll , 2 miles away
Nancy Brook Trail, Carroll , 2 miles away
Mount Bemis Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
Brunel Trail, Carroll , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sawyer River:
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 8 miles away
Mt. Washington State Park, New Hampshire , 11 miles away
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sawyer River:
Waterville Valley Golf Course, Waterville Valley , 11 miles away
Kona Mansion Inn, Center Harbor , 16 miles away
Golf Club Of New England, Stratham , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Sawyer River
Carrigain Pond, Grafton , 6 miles away
Wakondah Pond, Carroll , 18 miles away
Lake Kanasatka, Carroll , 18 miles away

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