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New Hampshire whitewater, Diamond River

Coos county, Swift Diamond to Wentworth Location section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Coos County and the water flowing gracefully down Diamond River have people coming here. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Berlin, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The Swift Diamond to Wentworth Location section of Diamond River in New Hampshire is 5 miles long and
    has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Swift Diamond to Wentworth Location section is one of them. If you've been whitewater rafting and
kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. 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. The campgrounds here at Diamond River are pretty good. The White Mountains scenery is wonderful. This is a pretty decent length section,  
you can easily run it on an afternoon. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Dart Wentworth Spring will fill your soul with good feelings. The Old Magalloway Trail is a magnificent hiking trail close to Diamond River, and if you're here you will meet lots of people from close by Errol. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Don't leave Diamond River without first checking out Alice Ledge. Dixville Notch State Park is worth a visit if you're at Diamond River, and what would a location like Diamond River be without out of the ordinary close by traits like Linda Ledge.

Diamond River, Swift Diamond to Wentworth Location road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Diamond River.
 Whitewater Near Diamond River:
Diamond River, Coos County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Swift Diamond to Wentworth Location)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 0.5 miles long (Errol Rapids)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Bragg's Bay to Pontook)
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Aziscohos Dam to Wilsons Mills)
Rapid River, Oxford County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 5.25 miles long (Pond in River to Lake Umbagog)
Phillips Brook, Coos County, 12 miles away
      Class III - -blank- miles long (Milan)
Swift Cambridge River, Oxford County, 14 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Route 26 to Dead Cambridge River)
Magalloway River, Oxford County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (Parmachenee Lake to Aziscohos Lake)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 2.4 miles long (Pontook)
Bear, Oxford County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.8 miles long (Devils Horseshoe)
 Ski Areas Near Diamond River:
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 17 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 26 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 32 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 35 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 36 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 36 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 39 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 40 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 40 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 40 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
 Hotels Near Diamond River:
Royalty Inn, Gorham , 25 miles away
Top Notch Inn, Gorham , 25 miles away
Grand Summit Resort Sunday River, Bethel , 28 miles away
The Victoria Inn Bed And Break, Bethel , 31 miles away
Chapman Inn, Bethel , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Diamond River:
Mollidgewock Campground, Coos County, 8 miles away
Umbagog Lake State Park, Newry, 9 miles away
Log Haven Campground, Errol, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Diamond River:
Old Magalloway Trail, Oxford , 7 miles away
Speck Pond Trail, Coos , 16 miles away
Speck Pond Trail, Oxford , 16 miles away
Old Speck Mountain Trail, Oxford , 17 miles away
Table Rock Trail, Oxford , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Diamond River:
Dixville Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 14 miles away
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine , 17 miles away
Moose Brook State Park, New Hampshire , 25 miles away
 Lakes Near Diamond River
Sturtevant Pond, Oxford , 4 miles away
Akers Pond, Coos , 6 miles away
Umbagog Lake, Coos , 6 miles away

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