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Difficulty II
Length 0.32 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 09/09/2019 9:15 pm

River Description

This is the short, seldom run section below the dam at the lower Winni takeout.  The access is on the opposite side of the river from the lower Winni takeout (near the skate park, steep scramble down to the river below the dam.) The dam also partially de-waters this section, so expect slightly lower flows.  There are a few class II and III rapids and some surf waves before the gradient runs out around Odell park.  Best takeout is near the cul-de-sac by the caretaker’s cottage in the park.

Rapid Descriptions


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Gage Descriptions

This section is partially de-watered by Steven’s mill dam, so it’s usually a little lower than the Lower Winni

Directions Description

Takeout is in Odell park at the end of Memorial st.  The best takeout is a break in the fence by the cul-de-sac by the care taker’s cottage.

Put in is by the skate park on Bow St, below the dam.

No Accident Reports



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Protecting Access to New Hampshire Rivers

Robert Nasdor

Northeast boaters can celebrate that another beloved whitewater gem has been protected. Paddlers on the Winnipeseaukee River are now assured that the put-in on the Lower Winni in Northfield, NH will be forever protected thanks to the donation of a parcel from Gloria Blais in memory of her husband Roger. Gloria donated the land to the Town of Northfield for the purpose of assuring that future generations of boaters will have access to the river. Protecting river access to the Winni is part of an ongoing effort by AW in the northeast region to protect river access.

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Bellows Falls (VT) Flow Study Reveals Hidden Whitewater

Robert Nasdor

A hardy group of northeast boaters climbed into the natural river channel below a hydropower dam to participate in a flow study designed to assess whether whitewater flows should be restored to this dewatered river reach on the Connecticut River. While significant obstacles remain, this site has the potential for providing instruction, playboating, and a big water feature that that could be run throughout much of the year and provide a much needed boost to the local economy. 

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AW, MVP Protect Land and Access on the Contoocook River (NH)

Robert Nasdor

American Whitewater and Merrimack Valley Paddlers have reached an agreement to purchase a 10-acre parcel fronting on Contoocook River in Henniker, NH. The land serves as an important launch point for whitewater paddlers enjoying the popular section of the river that runs from Hillsborough to Henniker. This section of the Contoocook River contains rapids ranging in difficulty from Class II to Class IV.


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1212988 06/23/19 Greg Lee n/a
1212990 06/23/19 Greg Lee updated stats
1213613 09/09/19 Jeremy Laucks updated stats
1213610 09/09/19 Jeremy Laucks updated description
1213611 09/09/19 Jeremy Laucks directions to the river
1213612 09/09/19 Jeremy Laucks updated stats
1213614 09/09/19 Jeremy Laucks updated description