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New Hampshire whitewater, Pemigewasset River

Grafton county, Indian Head to East Branch confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     4.25 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New Hampshire are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The put-in location is a short drive from Berlin, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all
    set. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There are plenty
of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The beautiful scenery of Grafton County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. When you're paddling down a White Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The  
Indian Head to East Branch confluence stretch of Pemigewasset River is 4.25 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-IV section. There's camping available near Pemigewasset River.

Briefly about the general area:
There's a forest here at Pemigewasset River called Fay State Forest, and Parker Ledge is something you shouldn't miss if you're here. If you have a thing about the outdoors you'll have a thing about it here in the White Mountains. A journey to Pemigewasset River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Georgiana Falls. A tour to Franconia Notch State Park when you're here at Pemigewasset River is never a bad idea, and beautiful scenery and nice skiing is what you acquire at Loon Mountain.

Pemigewasset River, Indian Head to East Branch confluence 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 Pemigewasset River.
 Whitewater Near Pemigewasset River:
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.25 miles long (Indian Head to East Branch confluence)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 4.25 miles long (Woodstock)
Soucook River, Merrimack County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Close to Concord New Hampshire)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 2.9 miles long (Profile Lake through Franconia Notch)
Cascade Brook, Grafton County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 0.9 miles long (Lincoln)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 4 miles away
      Class I - 11.25 miles long (Woodstock to Campton)
Glover Brook, Grafton County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (Elbow Pond to Pemigewasset River)
Wild Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Wildwood to Covered Bridge)
Pemigewasset River - East Branch, Grafton County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 8.92 miles long (Franconia Falls to Woodstock Highway)
Branch Brook, Grafton County, 9 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.3 miles long (Ellsworth to Branch Brook campground)
 Ski Areas Near Pemigewasset River:
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 3 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 6 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 12 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 16 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 19 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 30 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Burke Mountain, Vermont , 30 miles away, 2011 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Lyndon Outing Club, Vermont , 31 miles away, 433 foot drop, 3 lifts, 9 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 31 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 32 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
 Marinas Near Pemigewasset River:
Asquam Marina at Holderness Harbor, Holderness , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Pemigewasset River:
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Lincoln , 1 miles away
Rodeway Inn Lincoln, Lincoln , 1 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LINCOLN EAST - WHITE MOUNTAINS, Lincoln , 1 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Lincoln , 1 miles away
Woodwards Resort, Lincoln , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pemigewasset River:
Koa Kampground Broken Branch, North Woodstock, 1 miles away
Maple Haven Camping Cottages, North Woodstock, 1 miles away
Campers World Campground, Grafton County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Pemigewasset River:
Mount Pemigewasset Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
Whitehouse Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
Mount Cilley Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
Gordon Pond Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
Liberty Spring Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pemigewasset River:
Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 6 miles away
Wellington State Beach, New Hampshire , 21 miles away
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pemigewasset River:
Jack O'Lantern Golf Course, Woodstock , 4 miles away
Brookstone Golf Course, Derry , 4 miles away
Cochecho Country Club, Dover , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Pemigewasset River
Campton Bog Pond, Grafton , 12 miles away
Stinson Lake, Grafton , 12 miles away
Moosilauke Pond, Grafton , 14 miles away

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