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New Hampshire whitewater, Mascoma River

Grafton county, Lebanon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     0.33 miles
  This section of Mascoma River in Grafton County is 0.33 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of New Hampshire and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Lebanon, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Lodging is available near the river, but
    you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is an extremely short stretch so no need to bring snacks. There's camping available near Mascoma River. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Lebanon section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New Hampshire are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
During your journey to Mascoma River you'll meet some people from Lebanon for sure, and if
you're here why not take a look at Great Hollow. On a great day at Mascoma River you can take a hike along the Clark Pond Loop, and why not head up to Whaleback and strap some skis to your feet. This is a really good river. While you're here at Mascoma River you can take a hike along the Dartmouth Outing Club Trail, and a good spot like Quechee State Park is too delightful to leave out. The yearly precipitation here at Mascoma River is about average. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest month is February. For the period of the days of summer at Mascoma River temperatures are commonly in the 70's with nighttime lows in the 50's.

Mascoma River, Lebanon 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 Mascoma River.
 Whitewater Near Mascoma River:
Mascoma River, Grafton County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 0.33 miles long (Lebanon)
Mascoma River, Grafton County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.9 miles long (Mascoma Lake to Route 4)
Bloods Brook, Grafton County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (Ledges)
Connecticut River, Windsor County, 11 miles away
      Class -blank- - 0.25 miles long (Sumner Falls)
Croyden Brook, Sullivan County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Newport)
Ottauquechee River, Windsor County, 12 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 1 miles long (Right above Route 4 to 1 Mile below Route 4)
Sugar River, Sullivan County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.8 miles long (North Newport to Route 103)
Ompompanoosuc River, Orange County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (West Fairlee to Thetford Covered Bridge)
Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch, Orange County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Strafford to Rices Mill)
Baker River - South Branch, Grafton County, 21 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Dorchester)
 Ski Areas Near Mascoma River:
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 4 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 19 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 19 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 22 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 25 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 33 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 36 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 38 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Killington, Vermont , 40 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
 Marinas Near Mascoma River:
Sargents Marina, Sunapee , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Mascoma River:
Dewey Beach, Sullivan , 16 miles away
State Park Beach, Merrimack , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Mascoma River:
Days Inn Lebanon/Hanover, Lebanon , 1 miles away
The Trumbull House Bed Break, Hanover , 2 miles away
Courtyard Hanover Lebanon, Lebanon , 3 miles away
Residence Inn Hanover Lebanon, Lebanon , 3 miles away
Six South St Hotel, Hanover , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mascoma River:
Mascoma Lake Camping Area, Lebanon, 4 miles away
Mascoma Lake Campground, Lebanon, 4 miles away
Velvet Rocks Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Hanover, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Mascoma River:
Dartmouth Outing Club Trail, Grafton , 9 miles away
Clark Pond Loop, Grafton , 15 miles away
Futures Trail, Windsor , 17 miles away
Grimes Hill Road, Grafton , 18 miles away
Slot Trail, Windsor , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mascoma River:
Quechee State Park, Vermont , 12 miles away
Ascutney State Park, Vermont , 17 miles away
Wilgus State Park, Vermont , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mascoma River:
Carter Country Club, Lebanon , 3 miles away
Hanover Country Club, Hanover , 4 miles away
Dorset Field Club, Dorset , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Mascoma River
Mascoma Lake, Grafton , 3 miles away
Eastman Pond, Sullivan , 10 miles away
Goose Pond, Grafton , 10 miles away

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