Sugar - North Newport to Rt 103

Sugar, New Hampshire, US


North Newport to Rt 103

Usual Difficulty II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 2.8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 34 fpm
Max Gradient 40 fpm

Tammie at Sweet's Tooth

Tammie at Sweet's Tooth
Photo of Tammie Garcia by Mark Lacroix taken 04/07/02 @ 750 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01152500 2.00 - 5.00 ft II(III) 00h50m 2.19 ft (running)

River Description

Thanks to Allan Berggren for the following information
Put in at the covered bridge 1/2 mi w. of hwy 10 1.5 mi n. of Newport. First mile is easy I-II to Green bridge (Oak St.), then becomes steady Class II for 1.5 mi. The stream broadens, then narrows, confined by boulders to a II-III drop, called Sweet Tooth, because of a large stone in the center. River turns right, along shale bank on left, dropping in staircase fashion for 100 yds. Turning left again, it resumes descent above old bridge abutments. After passing an island, the stream again broadens for the last half-mile before the Kellyville bridge takeout, on the right.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-04-29 16:17:58


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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March 17 2016 (736 days ago)
olaf37 (147567)
obstructing tree in side channel has since washed out, but warning remains to exercise caution in
entering any side channel you can't see all the way through.
August 4 2009 (3153 days ago)
x (1)
I ran the river today for the first time with my son. We had a great time and the abandoned
railroad grade that is now a biking path, runs right along the river, from the take-out at the
Route 103 bridge, all the way up to the put in near Oak Street. This makes a self shuttle easy and
very convenient.
August 3 2009 (3154 days ago)
x (1)
if you continue down river into claremont with will come across an Island chain, if travel on right
side you will come to a downed tree all the way across the river. very dangerous

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