Wild Ammonoosuc, New Hampshire, US
|Usual Difficulty||II (for normal flows)|
|Max Gradient||60 fpm|
|EAST BRANCH PEMIGEWASSET RIVER AT LINCOLN, NH|
|usgs-01074520||2500 - 4000 cfs||II||01h16m||86.7 cfs (too low)|
The upper section of the Wild Ammonoosuc generally runs when everything else is too high. This
upper stretch requires slightly more water then the lower section. This is a long stretch of
river, ten miles long, with a number of access points allowing you to tailor your trip for length
Put on at the Wildwood Picnic Area (across from the Wildwood National Park Campground) where the river finishes a steep decend from it's headwaters and merges with multiple streams hopefully providing enough water to boat.
From here the river travels thru the woods. It is mostly class II with a few stretches of flat and quickwater. The next access point is where it runs under Tunnel Brook Road a few feet off the main road (44.0917N/71.8266W). From here the pace picks up to continuous Class II as river mostly follows along the road. Another easy access point is where Route 116S branches off Route 112 (44.0980N/71.8482W).
Take-out at a public water supply dam (44.1058N/71.88679W). Below this point the river gradient increases and becomes continuous Class III.
The correlation gauge is located on a neighboring but similar
drainage. There is a hand-painted paddler's gauge on the center abutment of the covered
bridge at the take-out.
3.5 = medium
Note that at higher levels a wave forms around the gauge. Read it as an average level, ignoring the peak of the wave.
Details of each possible put-in/take-out are:
|Access Point and Section||
|Wildwood Picnic Area Put-in||0.0||0.0||0.0|
|Wildwood to Tunnel Brook Rd||1.93||2.13||2.13||80||37.6||I/II|
|Tunnel Brook to Rt 116S bridge||3.14||3.36||1.23||67||54.5||II|
|Rt 116S to Wildwood Dam||4.41||4.70||1.34||80||59.7||II|
If you boat any section of this river, please send feedback to the Streemkeeper with comments and river level information.