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Coos county, Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1.5 miles
  The Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground section of Dry River in Coos County is 1.5 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Berlin, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New Hampshire are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. There are some good stretches to paddle
    in this river system, the Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground stretch is one of them. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors
have people coming from far and near. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The nature scenery of Coos County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. Whitewater  
paddling here in the White Mountains is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
A nice spot like Mt. Washington State Park in the neighborhood of Dry River is too good to leave out; there is a good hiking trail close by called the Dry River Trail. Just can't get enough of the White Mountains. Crawford Notch is a fine place to spend some time at; no need to travel far to visit out of the ordinary stuff like Frankenstein Cliff. At this river you will always have a good time. Near Dry River you stumble on the Mount Clinton Trail which is a magnificent hiking trail, and if you like skiing, you're in luck; Bretton Woods is pretty near.

Dry River, Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Dry River.
 Whitewater Near Dry River:
Dry River, Coos County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground)
Saco River, Carroll County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Crawford Notch to Bartlett)
Sawyer River, Carroll County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Livermore)
Pemigewasset River - North Fork, Grafton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12.4 miles long (Lincoln)
Rocky Branch, Carroll County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Jericho Road and Route 302)
Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Bretton Woods to Twin Mountain)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Upper)
Peabody River - West Branch, Coos County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 5.5 miles long (Chandler Brook to Peabody River)
Swift River, Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Rocky Gorge to Lower Falls)
Ellis River, Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Route 16 to Jackson Golf Course)
 Ski Areas Near Dry River:
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 8 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 9 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 10 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 13 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 16 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 18 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 20 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
 Hotels Near Dry River:
Villager Motel, Bartlett , 1 miles away
The Bartlett Inn, Bartlett , 2 miles away
Seasons At Attitash, Bartlett , 7 miles away
Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods , 7 miles away
Omni Bretton Arms Mount Washington, Bretton Woods , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dry River:
Dry River Campground, Carroll County, 1 miles away
Mizpah Spring Appalachian Mountain Club Hut - Appalachian Trail, Bretton Woods, 3 miles away
Dry River Shelter 3, Bartlett, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Dry River:
Dry River Trail, Coos , 2 miles away
Mount Clinton Trail, Coos , 2 miles away
Webster Cliff Trail, Carroll , 2 miles away
Davis Path, Coos , 3 miles away
Mount Bemis Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dry River:
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 3 miles away
Mt. Washington State Park, New Hampshire , 6 miles away
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dry River:
Androscoggin Valley Country Club Garage, Gorham , 14 miles away
Waterville Valley Golf Course, Waterville Valley , 15 miles away
Waumbek Golf Club, Jefferson , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Dry River
Carrigain Pond, Grafton , 8 miles away
Head Pond, Coos , 19 miles away

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