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New Hampshire whitewater, Israel River

Coos county, Riverton to Lancaster section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     4.7 miles
  The Riverton to Lancaster stretch of Israel River is 4.7 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Berlin, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are many good hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good
    rivers for that around here. The average New Hampshire whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners.
You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The White Mountains scenery is wonderful. The scenic beauty of Coos County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. A bit of exercise and  
just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
The Mount Cabot Trail is a great hiking trail in close proximity to Israel River, and Maidstone State Park is a splendid place to check out. Having a splendid time in the White Mountains is painless. The friendly folks of Lancaster like to hang out close by, and you can never get enough of the wonderful skiing at Bretton Woods. This river is a great place to visit. If the weather is good here at Israel River, you can go for a hike along the Black Brook Trail. Israel River is a good site of normal rainfall.

Israel River, Riverton to Lancaster 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 Israel River.
 Whitewater Near Israel River:
Israel River, Coos County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Riverton to Lancaster)
Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (Twin Mountain to Pierce bridge)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.3 miles long (Pierce bridge to New Hampshire 116)
Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Above York Pond Road)
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)
Pemigewasset River - North Fork, Grafton County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12.4 miles long (Lincoln)
Pemigewasset River - East Branch, Grafton County, 18 miles away
      Class IV - 8.92 miles long (Franconia Falls to Woodstock Highway)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Littleton to Lisbon)
Moose River, Caledonia / Essex County, 19 miles away
      Class I-IV - 18 miles long (Victory Bog to Passumpsic River)
 Ski Areas Near Israel River:
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 12 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 18 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 21 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 23 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Burke Mountain, Vermont , 25 miles away, 2011 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Lyndon Outing Club, Vermont , 30 miles away, 433 foot drop, 3 lifts, 9 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 30 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
 Hotels Near Israel River:
Cabot Inn Suites, Lancaster , 0 miles away
Lancaster Motor Inn, Lancaster , 2 miles away
Coos Motor Inn, Lancaster , 3 miles away
Mountain View Grand Resort And Spa, Whitefield , 4 miles away
The Lion And The Rose B B, Whitefield , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Israel River:
Roger's Campground, Lancaster, 2 miles away
Mountain Lake Campground, Lancaster, 3 miles away
Rogers Campground, Coos County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Israel River:
Black Brook Trail, Coos , 8 miles away
Mount Cabot Trail, Coos , 8 miles away
Carroll Trail, Coos , 9 miles away
Turtle Brook Trail, Grafton , 10 miles away
York Pond Trail, Coos , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Israel River:
Maidstone State Park, Vermont , 11 miles away
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 17 miles away
Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Israel River:
Waumbek Golf Club, Jefferson , 3 miles away
Maplewood Resort & Country Club, Bethlehem , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Israel River
Martin Meadow Pond, Coos , 4 miles away
Forest Lake, Coos , 10 miles away
Maidstone Lake, Essex , 11 miles away

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