Dry - Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground

Dry, New Hampshire, US


Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground

Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Length 1.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 250 fpm

Dry River Falls

Dry River Falls
Photo by Sydney Katz taken 10/07/07 @ Not Running

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01075000 5.70 - 8.50 ft V 00h38m 2.68 ft (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.  First run was by Greg Hanlon, Pete Cogan, Bruce Schnapp, Bill and Joan Hildreth in the early 90's.

Directions:From North Conway, follow Rte. 16 North to Rte. 302 West. About 0.2 miles after the Dry River Campground, you'll see a sign for the Dry River Trail. "Park here and carry, drag, or pull your boat 1.7 miles up the trail." Putin just upstream of the suspension bridge. The takeout is at Dry River Campground.

The Dry was first run on April 25, 1992, by Bill and Joan Hildreth, Peter Cogan, and Greg Hanlon.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2012-05-09 11:16:42

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 5 2011 (2385 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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