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New Hampshire whitewater, Otter Brook

Cheshire county, East Sullivan to Otterbrook Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     3.2 miles
  The beautiful scenery of New Hampshire and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The put-in is not too far from Keene, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The East Sullivan to Otterbrook Park section of Otter Brook in Cheshire County is 3.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV section. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for
    a while have people coming from far and near. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside New Hampshire you might find the rivers here a
bit more challenging, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. This is a pretty short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Monadnock State Park
is a beautiful site any time of year, and while you're here you will meet lots of folks from nearby Sullivan. The Farmers Trail offers hiking at its best, and if you want to stop by some attention-grabbing stuff, stop by The Pinnacle. This is such a fun river. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Otter Brook; Marlboro Trail is a glorious local trail. Rhododendron State Park is a wonderful place to stretch your legs a bit. An average amount of rain falls at Otter Brook. Most of the rain falls during August, and February meanwhile is the driest month. The warmest time of the year at Otter Brook arrives with high temperatures in the 80's.

Otter Brook, East Sullivan to Otterbrook Park 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 Otter Brook.
 Whitewater Near Otter Brook:
Otter Brook, Cheshire County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (East Sullivan to Otterbrook Park)
Otter Brook, Chesire County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 3.1 miles long (Roxbury to Keene)
Minnewawa River, Cheshire County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Marlborough recycling center to Otter Brook)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Gilsum Gorge to Shaws Corner)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.3 miles long (Marlow to Gilsum Gorge)
Ashuelot River - South Branch, Cheshire County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.3 miles long (Troy to Webb)
Contoocook River - North Branch, Hillsborough County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Route 9 and 123 to Hillsboro Fire Station)
Cold River, Sullivan County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (South Acworth to Vilas Pool)
Cold River, Cheshire/Sullivan County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.7 miles long (Vilas Pool to Alstead)
Cold River, Cheshire County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Alstead to Drewsville)
 Ski Areas Near Otter Brook:
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 20 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 23 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 27 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 30 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Pine Ridge, Massachusetts , 30 miles away, 200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 8 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 30 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 32 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts , 33 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 36 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 40 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
 Hotels Near Otter Brook:
Courtyard Keene Downtown, Keene , 5 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Keene Downtown, Keene , 5 miles away
Best Western Plus Keene Hotel, Keene , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express KEENE, Keene , 6 miles away
Days Inn Keene NH, Keene , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Otter Brook:
Hilltop Camp, Sullivan, 2 miles away
Wheelock Park Camp Ground, Keene, 7 miles away
Surry Mountain Campground, Keene, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Otter Brook:
Marlboro Trail, Cheshire , 8 miles away
Farmers Trail, Cheshire , 9 miles away
White Arrow Trail, Cheshire , 9 miles away
Red Cross Trail, Cheshire , 10 miles away
Pumpelly Trail, Cheshire , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Otter Brook:
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 59 miles away
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket - RI , 70 miles away
Rhododendron State Park, New Hampshire , 10 miles away
Monadnock State Park, New Hampshire , 11 miles away
Pillsbury State Park, New Hampshire , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Otter Brook:
Bretwood Golf Course, Keene , 6 miles away
Shattuck Golf Course, Jaffrey , 13 miles away
Pine Grove Spring Country Club, Spofford , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Otter Brook
Otter Brook Lake, Cheshire , 2 miles away
Stone Pond, Cheshire , 6 miles away
Ashuelot Pond, Sullivan , 10 miles away

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