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New Hampshire whitewater, Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch

Carroll county, Above York Pond Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     2 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Berlin, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section of Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch in New Hampshire is 2 miles long and it is classified as a class IV section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Carroll County and the water flowing gracefully down Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch attract people from near and far. Getting some good
    exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New Hampshire is often tougher than elsewhere,
so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Above York Pond Road section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find  
lots of paddling spots. When you're paddling down a White Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch without visiting Moose Brook State Park, and Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch is a spot with many visitors from Jefferson. Just can't get enough of the White Mountains. Near Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch you discover magnificent locations like Willard Notch, and don't leave Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch without first going for a hike along the Upper Ammonoosuc Trail.

Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch, Above York Pond Road 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 Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch:
Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch, Carroll County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Above York Pond Road)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 2.4 miles long (Pontook)
Peabody River - West Branch, Coos County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 5.5 miles long (Chandler Brook to Peabody River)
Israel River, Coos County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Riverton to Lancaster)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Upper)
Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Bretton Woods to Twin Mountain)
Peabody River, Coos County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Route 16 to Gorham)
Dry River, Coos County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground)
Phillips Brook, Coos County, 16 miles away
      Class III - -blank- miles long (Milan)
Pemigewasset River - North Fork, Grafton County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12.4 miles long (Lincoln)
 Ski Areas Near Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch:
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 14 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 15 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 18 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 21 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 23 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 36 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
 Hotels Near Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch:
Cabot Inn & Suites, Lancaster , 13 miles away
Gorham Motor Inn, Gorham , 13 miles away
Townhomes At Bretton Woods, Bretton Woods , 13 miles away
Omni Bretton Arms At Mount Washington, Bretton Woods , 13 miles away
Carlsons Lodge, Bretton Woods , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch:
Unknown Pond Trailcamp, Jefferson, 2 miles away
Rogers Ledge Trailcamp, Jefferson, 4 miles away
Nay Pond Campground, West Milan, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch:
York Pond Trail, Coos , 3 miles away
Upper Ammonoosuc Trail, Coos , 3 miles away
Mount Cabot Trail, Coos , 4 miles away
Pond of Safety Trail, Coos , 5 miles away
Bog Dam Trail, Coos , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch:
Moose Brook State Park, New Hampshire , 10 miles away
Mt. Washington State Park, New Hampshire , 12 miles away
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch:
Waumbek Golf Club, Jefferson , 10 miles away
Androscoggin Valley Country Club Garage, Gorham , 11 miles away
Androscoggin Valley Country, Gorham , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch
Cedar Pond, Coos , 8 miles away
Head Pond, Coos , 10 miles away
Millsfield Pond, Coos , 15 miles away

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