Androscoggin, New Hampshire, US
||II (for normal flows)
Surfing on the Pontook
Surfing on the PontookPhoto by Mark Lacroix taken 07/20/02 @ 1400 cfs
A nice class II in the north woods of NH. Good place to see moose.
Put in elevation........1154'
Take out elevation......1100'
River width average.....75'
River geology...........Small to medium granite boulders
River water quality.....Good, clarity fair to good.
Scenery.................Good mountain and forest scenery.
Wildlife................Deer, Moose, Merganzers, Blue herons, Bald eagles.
Check out the Androscoggin River
for more information on this river.
Erroll NH...Gateway town
Errol NH located in northern NH close to the Maine border offers a wide range boating
opportunities all summer long. This area offers some of the most remote regions in the eastern US.
Wildlife is plentiful and may include Moose, bear, Loons, Bald Eagles etc. In addition Lake Umbagog
located just north of Errol is a federally protected National
The Errol rapid
located on the east
side of Errol is a short class II section good for training and novices. Saco Bound (Northern
Waters) has set up a small outfit here on the western shore with a campground, paddling school, and
small boating shop. Water is controlled by a hydro dam just upstream from the campground and runs
through this section every summer day. This section is onlabout 1/3 of a mile long and boaters
usually carry back upstream and run it several times a day.
section of the
Androscoggin is about 15 miles south of Errol on route 16. This section offers a longer and more
interesting class II run. Pontook dam releases most weekends.
Starting in late June and ending in late August, the Magalloway and Rapid rivers offer more
located 20 miles
north of Errol in Wilson Mills Maine, offers class III and V boating on the upper stretch. Releases
are on weekends starting in late June through the second week in July. The Rapid then has four
release weekends until the middle of August then once again the Magalloway finishes up the month of
August with weekend releases.
River offers class IV
boating in a remote setting. The Rapid can only be reached via a maze of logging roads just outside
of Upton Maine about 10 miles east of Errol.
Campgrounds / Lodging /Rafting
Â· Errol Motel, Main St, Errol, NH 03579, (603-482-3256)
Â· Northern Waters (Saco Bound)
, Kayaking school,
camping, excursions, paddling shop.
Â· Magalloway River Inn, Route 16, Errol, NH 03579, (603-482-9883)
Â· Aziscohos Valley Camping Area, Route 16 Wilson Mills Maine (207-486-3271)
Â· Mollidgewock State
, Route 16 Errol, NH Phone: 603-482-3373 Reservations: 603-271-3628
Â· Lakewood Camps
Â· Log Haven Campground
Â· Umbagog Outfitters
P.O. Box 268 Errol, NH 03579 phone:
Â· The Northern Exposure: Main St Errol, NH, 03579, (603) 482-3852
Â· Errol Cream Barrel & Chuck Wagon 482-3258 Main Street, Errol NH 03579
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Last Updated: 2015-05-31 11:22:41