Souhegan, New Hampshire, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II(III) (for normal flows)|
|SOUHEGAN RIVER AT MERRIMACK, NH|
|usgs-01094000||400 - 5000 cfs||I-II(III)||00h42m||749 cfs (running)|
|Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.|
The Indian Ledges section of the Souhegan is a touring river with a combination of flatwater, quickwater and few class II and III rapids.
The trip can be split up since there are a number of access points all along the river.
This section starts near the Oval in downtown Milford; It ends in Merrimack in a public park by the Turkey Hill Road bridge upstream of the Wildcat Falls section.
|Access Point||River Miles||
|Milford Oval||0.0 miles||Flatwater||Put-in/Park in public park on river-left behind the Post Office across the river from the Oval.|
|Bridge St. Pedestrian Bridge||0.3 miles||Six foot dam 75 yards below bridge, then class I-II and quickwater. Class III rapid under Route 101 bridge at mile 2.3.||Limited parking on river-right along street. Put-in/take-out on river-left by the bridge, or walk downstream to put on below the dam.|
|Route 122 (Ponemah Rd) Bridge||2.8 miles||Quickwater||Access to large parking area and put-in via dirt road 100 yards north of bridge.|
|Boston Post Road Bridge||5.25 miles||Quickwater||Nice boat ramp and parking area.|
|Country Road Bridge (aka Fields Bridge)||7.3 miles||Class II ledge at 8.7 miles, Indian Ledges rapid (class III) at mile 8.8. Carry on right or run class II on left then line down main channel.||Small parking area with river access at intersection of Country Road and Seaverns Bridge Road.|
|Turkey Hill Road Bridge||11.25 miles||Take out to avoid Wildcat falls.||Public park with small parking area.|
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||Country Road Bridge||N/A|
|0.3||Bridge Street Pedestrian Bridge||N/A|
|2.8||Route 122 (Ponemah Rd) Bridge||N/A|
|5.3||Boston Post Road Bridge||N/A|