Baker - 1. Warren (Upper Baker)

Baker, New Hampshire, US


1. Warren (Upper Baker) (Upper Baker)

Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Length 3.8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 180 fpm

Upper Baker

Upper Baker
Photo of Butch Mixon by Mark Lacroix taken 03/10/02

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01076000 800 - 3000 cfs V 00h39m 165 cfs (too low)

River Description

Information from Greg and Sue Hanlon's Steep Creeks of New England, which has more info on this run. Text used with permission.

Directions to the putin: from I-93, take Exit 32 to Rte. 112 W. Take 112 to Rte. 118 South. Follow past the road on your right which leads to the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. As the river parallels the road, the putin is where the river is close to the road.
To takeout: follow 118 S until it crosses the Baker River.

Warning: like most steep creeks, this run tends to collect logs.

StreamTeam Status: Verified
Last Updated: 2003-02-08 22:15:48

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Map of the Mid Pemi regionPutin Takeout Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Map of the Mid Pemi region

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Rivers of the Middle Pemigewasset region

Rivers of the Middle Pemigewasset region
Photo by Mark Lacroix

User Comments

Users can submit comments.
September 5 2011 (2390 days ago)
Mark LacroixDetails
On August 28th, 2011 Hurricane Irene struck New England. The resulting floods caused extensive
damage throughout the region, the worst in over 100 years. More than half the rivers in Vermont and
northern New Hampshire recorded their highest flow levels ever. Many roads, guardrails, power
lines, bridges, trees and other debris now litter several rivers throughout the region. River beds
have been scoured and changed course, many new strainers make navigation problematic at best and
downright dangerous at worse. Please realize that the river description you see here may not match
current situation after the floods. Use common sense and when in doubt scout especially on blind
drops. Also, if you run this river in the next year or so please comment on its navigability, even
if there are no problems this will be very helpful. Please report any new strainers or changes to
the rapids that will impact future boating. Thank you,

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