Contoocook - 1. Jaffrey to Peterborough

Contoocook, New Hampshire, US


1. Jaffrey to Peterborough

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01082000 2.80 - 5.00 ft II 00h17m 2.6 ft (too low)

River Description

Class 2 run which becomes more technical at low water.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-05-01 22:15:42


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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July 31 2007 (4128 days ago)
David GrahamDetails
I paddled a section of the contoocook this past monday, 7/30/07. Very low water but still
paddlable. Some log jams present, only had to portage once over a log jam. Most down trees were
manageable. River is slightly technical in low water, need to navigate boulders and select the
deepest part of the river. We paddled from peterborough to the powder mill pond. About 6-7 miles.
About 3 hours. Put in on route 136 just north of the route 202 intersection. Took out at powder
mill pond. Nice river, can be done in canoes at higher levels, water was very low.

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