Merrimack, New Hampshire, US
Franklin to Penacook
||I (for normal flows)
MERRIMACK RIVER AT FRANKLIN JUNCTION, NH
400 - 20000 cfs
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.
This section is runnable most of the year. There are no difficulties worth mentioning. There are
several access points along the way to start or end a trip. See below for directions to these
various access points. About 3/4 of the way into the trip you will pass a nice series of high sand
dunes right on the rivers edge. This is very unusual for New England. Below the NH Route 4 access
point be prepared for some whitewater that could be dangerous if the water is high (>3500
Directions to put in
Rte 93 to exit 20. West on Rtes 3/11 approximately 5 miles to Franklin High School on your left.
Parking and access behind the school.
Directions to NH route 4 take out
Rte 93 to exit 17. West on NH Rte 11 approximately 1 mile. After passing over the river park on the
left at the NH Park & Ride which also has access to the Hannah Dustin memorial. The take out at the
NH Route 4 bridge is a long (but not too) uphill trudge.
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Last Updated: 2002-08-02 07:21:37