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New Hampshire whitewater, Pemigewasset River

Grafton county, Profile Lake through Franconia Notch section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     2.9 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New Hampshire is often tougher than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Berlin, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch of Pemigewasset River in Grafton County is 2.9 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Grafton County and the playfulness of the
    water make the trip here worthwhile. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.
This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The beautiful White Mountains scenery is an added bonus. This stretch is short so better bring some good walking shoes. There are some good hotels near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about
the general area:
Indian Head is an interesting thing to catch a sight of since you're here at Pemigewasset River. The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Georgiana Falls, and you can go for a hike on the Mount Pemigewasset Trail. This river is so great. Here at Pemigewasset River you'll probably meet some folks from Lincoln; skiing at Cannon Mountain is one of those things you just must do. Franconia Notch State Park is a magnificent spot to take a look at on a beautiful day, and The Flume is a pleasant location to check out. Good hiking is available along the Whitehouse Trail.

Pemigewasset River, Profile Lake through Franconia Notch 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 V - 2.9 miles long (Profile Lake through Franconia Notch)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.25 miles long (Indian Head to East Branch confluence)
Cascade Brook, Grafton County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 0.9 miles long (Lincoln)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 4.25 miles long (Woodstock)
Soucook River, Merrimack County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Close to Concord New Hampshire)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 6 miles away
      Class I - 11.25 miles long (Woodstock to Campton)
Glover Brook, Grafton County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (Elbow Pond to Pemigewasset River)
Pemigewasset River - East Branch, Grafton County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 8.92 miles long (Franconia Falls to Woodstock Highway)
Wild Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Wildwood to Covered Bridge)
Gale River, Grafton County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Franconia to Ammonoosuc)
 Ski Areas Near Pemigewasset River:
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 4 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 4 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 13 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 17 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 19 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Burke Mountain, Vermont , 28 miles away, 2011 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Lyndon Outing Club, Vermont , 29 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
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 33 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Pemigewasset River:
Asquam Marina at Holderness Harbor, Holderness , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Pemigewasset River:
Days Inn Lincoln, Lincoln , 1 miles away
Woodwards Resort, Lincoln , 1 miles away
Rodeway Inn Lincoln, Lincoln , 2 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Lincoln , 2 miles away
The Lodge At Lincoln Station, Lincoln , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pemigewasset River:
Campers World Campground, Grafton County, 1 miles away
Country Bumpkins Campground, Lincoln, 1 miles away
Lafayette Campground, Grafton County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Pemigewasset River:
Mount Pemigewasset Trail, Grafton , 0 miles away
Whitehouse Trail, Grafton , 1 miles away
Basin Cascade Trail, Grafton , 1 miles away
Liberty Spring Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
Cascade Brook Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pemigewasset River:
Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 4 miles away
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 22 miles away
Wellington State Beach, New Hampshire , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pemigewasset River:
Brookstone Golf Course, Derry , 6 miles away
Cochecho Country Club, Dover , 6 miles away
Crotched Mountain Golf Club, Bennington , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Pemigewasset River
Forest Lake, Coos , 12 miles away
Stinson Lake, Grafton , 14 miles away
Campton Bog Pond, Grafton , 15 miles away

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