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Difficulty V
Length 3.8 Miles
Flow Range 800 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 day ago 546 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/18/2018 9:48 pm

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.

Rapid Descriptions

Map of the Mid Pemi region

Class - Mile - 0


Gage Descriptions

You can judge the flow from the road. The gage referenced here is far downstream of this run, downstream of the confluence of the S. Br. Baker and the Baker; therefore, the Upper Baker may rise and fall much more quickly.

 River Flow information

Gauge: USGS Rumney(Virtual) Suggested Minimum level: 2.7’

Low: 3.2’

Medium: 4.6’

High: 5.8’

Waterline: 1-800-452-1737 site code: 331123

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

No Accident Reports




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

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