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New Hampshire whitewater, Swift River

Carroll county, Lower Falls to Darby Field sign section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV(V)     5.35 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Laconia, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The beautiful scenery of Carroll County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. Lodging is available near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. Whitewater
    paddling here in the White Mountains is a great experience. The Lower Falls to Darby Field sign section of Swift River in Carroll County is 5.35 miles long and is a class IV(V) section of whitewater according to American
Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New Hampshire are often more challenging than in other states, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. There's camping available near Swift River. The Lower Falls  
to Darby Field sign section is one of many paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Attitash Bear Peak if you're here. If you're here at Swift River, checking out Eagle Ledge is a must. There is a fine hiking trail near Swift River called the White Ledge Trail, and Swift River is not far at all from Glen. This river is so great. Going for a hike on the Lucy Brook Trail is always a great adventure, and if you want to stop by some out of the ordinary stuff, stop by Haystack. White Mountain National Forest is worth stopping at if you're at Swift River, and White Lake State Park is a delightful place to go.

Swift River, Lower Falls to Darby Field sign 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 Swift River.
 Whitewater Near Swift River:
Swift River, Carroll County, 3 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 5.35 miles long (Lower Falls to Darby Field sign)
Rocky Branch, Carroll County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Jericho Road and Route 302)
Saco River - East Branch, Carroll County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 2.1 miles long (Route 302 at Lower Bartlett)
Wonalancet, Carroll County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 4.25 miles long (Route 113A to Tamworth)
Ellis River, Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Route 16 to Jackson Golf Course)
Cold Brook, Carrol County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 1.4 miles long (Route 25 to Bearcamp River)
Saco River, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Crawford Notch to Bartlett)
Lovell River, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Pine Hill Road and Route 25)
Bearcamp River, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Bennett Corner to Whittier)
Dry River, Coos County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Swift River:
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 5 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 7 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 9 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 10 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 13 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 20 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 22 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 22 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 27 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Beaches Near Swift River:
Moultonborough Town Beach, Carroll , 20 miles away
Clows Beach, Carroll , 20 miles away
Allen Albee Beach, Carroll , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Swift River:
White Mountain Hotel And Resort, North Conway , 4 miles away
Attitash Mountain Village Resort, Bartlett , 5 miles away
Bernerhof Inn Bed And Breakfas, Glen , 5 miles away
Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, Bartlett , 5 miles away
Nereledge Inn B B, North Conway , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Swift River:
Blackberry Crossing Campground, Carroll County, 1 miles away
Covered Bridge, Glen, 2 miles away
Pine Knoll Campground and RV Resort, Conway, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Swift River:
White Ledge Trail, Carroll , 2 miles away
Lucy Brook Trail, Carroll , 3 miles away
Red Ridge Trail, Carroll , 3 miles away
Moat Mountain Trail, Carroll , 3 miles away
Carter Ledge Trail, Carroll , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Swift River:
White Lake State Park, New Hampshire , 7 miles away
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire , 14 miles away
Mt. Washington State Park, New Hampshire , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Swift River:
North Conway Country Club, North Conway , 6 miles away
Golf Club Of New England, Stratham , 8 miles away
Indian Mound Golf Club, Center Ossipee , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Swift River
Conway Lake, Carroll , 10 miles away
Ossipee Lake, Carroll , 11 miles away
Little Dan Hole Pond, Carroll , 13 miles away

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