Ammonoosuc - 2. Littleton to Lisbon

Ammonoosuc, New Hampshire, US


2. Littleton to Lisbon

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 19 fpm
Max Gradient 24 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01137500 400 - 10000 cfs I-II 01h00m 80.2 cfs (too low)

River Description

This is an easy stretch of the Ammonoosuc River suitable for novice paddlers. Route 302 parallels the entire stretch, making for easy scouting. A paddler can continue downstream another 7 miles to the Bath covered bridge, where rapids diminish to occasional class I.

Put in
From southern NH, take Interstate 93 north approximately 85 miles north of Concord
Take exit 41 Littleton/Whitefield
Take a right onto Cottage Street at the end of the ramp
1/2 mile take a left at the lights onto Main Street
1/2 mile take a left onto Bridge Street
Put in at the bridge

Take out
Go back to Main Street and take a left
Drive approximately 8 miles west on route 302/10 to the takeout at the bridge over the Ammonoosuc River.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2008-08-05 05:20:14

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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August 5 2008 (3516 days ago)
John MalleryDetails
We canoed this today (8/4/2008) in 973 cfs at the Bethlehem gage. Excellent water levels. Some
maneuvering around submerged rocks was necessary. The section below the ledges in Littleton started
off with some class 3. We put in below the wooden foot bridge in the center of town and took out at
a large rock on the right above the buoys of the Lisbon Dam. It took us about 2 hours to cover the
total distance 17.4 km. This is a great run with high water levels.

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