Fowler River - Alexandria


Fowler River, New Hampshire, US

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Alexandria

Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Length 5.9 Miles
Avg. Gradient 120 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SMITH RIVER NEAR BRISTOL, NH
usgs-01078000 5.00 - 10.00 ft V 00h58m 2.32 ft (too low)


River Description

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

Portage: Weldon Falls.

Directions: from Bristol, NH, take Rte. 3A North toward Newfound Lake. Just before the lake, at a blinking traffic light, take a left onto West Shore Road, then fork left onto Fowler River Road. The first bridge crossing the Fowler is the takeout and gage bridge.
To putin: drive upstream on Fowler River Road to Brook Road. Take a left onto Brook Road and continue upstream crossing Brock Brook. Take a right onto Shen Valley Rd. and continue to a bridge over Clark Brook. This is the putin.
Alternate putin: river left below Weldon Falls. Off Fowler River Rd., take a right onto North River Road, and bang a left 0.5 miles past a cemetary. Walk up an old logging road to the putin.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-05-01 22:35:41

Rapid Summary

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

Rapid Descriptions

Map of the Lower Pemi region

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Rivers of the lower Pemigewasset region

Rivers of the lower Pemigewasset region
Photo by Mark Lacroix



User Comments

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April 18 2011 (2595 days ago)
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was wondering if anyone has done this river within a year or 2... summer place in area and would
love to paddle it havnt heard much other then what greg and sue had to say Doesn't run much in the
summer you might get lucky! Ran this from the AMC lodge, 4/17/2011. Be careful boat scouting at the
beggining of this run. A rapid you DEFINITELY don't want to boat scout looks invitingly boat
scoutable shortly after the put in. Be very cautious of new strainers between here and Welton
Falls.


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