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New Hampshire whitewater, Warner River

Merrimack county, Melvin Mills to Warner section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     5.15 miles
  The wonderful New Hampshire scenery and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The average New Hampshire whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. This section of Warner River in Merrimack County is 5.15 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV section. If you're coming from Concord it's not a long
    drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are a few other sections in this
river system that can be paddled as well. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Rollins State Park in close proximity to Warner River
 
is a wonderful thing to do; if you want to hit the beach, Wadleigh State Beach is around here. near Warner River you'll find a wooded vicinity called Harriman Chandler State Forest, and you can never get enough of the good skiing at Pats Peak. At this river you will always have a good time. On a good day it's a glorious idea to spend the day at State Park Beach. Winslow State Park is a wonderful location to go to on a gorgeous day; hiking is a popular thing to do around Warner River; Monadnock Sunapee Trail is a nice local trail. People from South Sutton love to come to Warner River, and there's delightful hiking along the Wilmot Trail.

Warner River, Melvin Mills to Warner 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 Warner River.
 Whitewater Near Warner River:
Warner River, Merrimack County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 5.15 miles long (Melvin Mills to Warner)
Contoocook River, Hillsborough County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Henniker)
Contoocook River, Hillsborough County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Hillsborough to Henniker)
Blackwater River, Merrimack County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Route 127 to Snyder's Mill)
Smith River, Merrimack / Grafton County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 1.75 miles long (Route 104 to Bristol)
Contoocook River - North Branch, Hillsborough County, 17 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Route 9 and 123 to Hillsboro Fire Station)
Merrimack River, Merrimack County, 18 miles away
      Class I - 18 miles long (Franklin to Penacook)
Fowler River, Grafton County, 18 miles away
      Class V - 5.9 miles long (Alexandria)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton/ Belknap County, 20 miles away
      Class II(III) - 1.6 miles long (Ayers Island dam to Coolidge)
Newfound River River, Grafton County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Newfound lake to Bristol)
 Ski Areas Near Warner River:
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 9 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 11 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 14 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 14 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
McIntyre, New Hampshire , 34 miles away, 300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 38 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts , 39 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 41 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Warner River:
Sargents Marina, Sunapee , 14 miles away
 Beaches Near Warner River:
Wadleigh State Beach, Merrimack , 6 miles away
State Park Beach, Merrimack , 12 miles away
Dewey Beach, Sullivan , 15 miles away
Campers Beach, Hillsborough , 16 miles away
Picnickers Beach, Hillsborough , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Warner River:
The Maples At Warner, Warner , 5 miles away
Colby Hill Inn, Henniker , 6 miles away
Henniker Motel, Henniker , 9 miles away
Sunapee Lake Lodge, Mount Sunapee , 13 miles away
Maplehurst Inn, Antrim , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Warner River:
Lake Massasecum Park and Campground, Bradford, 3 miles away
Oxbow Campground, Hillsboro, 8 miles away
Rock' N Birch Campground, Henniker, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Warner River:
Wilmot Trail, Merrimack , 6 miles away
Monadnock Sunapee Trail, Sullivan , 12 miles away
Clark Trail, Grafton , 18 miles away
West Ridge Trail, Grafton , 18 miles away
Holt Trail, Grafton , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Warner River:
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 69 miles away
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket - RI , 70 miles away
Rollins State Park, New Hampshire , 7 miles away
Winslow State Park, New Hampshire , 7 miles away
Mount Sunapee State Park, New Hampshire , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Warner River:
Country Club of NH, North Sutton , 4 miles away
Angus Lea Golf Course, Hillsboro , 8 miles away
Ragged Mountain Ski Resort, Danbury , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Warner River
Lake Massasecum, Merrimack , 3 miles away
Kezar Lake, Merrimack , 6 miles away
Pleasant Lake, Merrimack , 8 miles away

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