Croyden Brook - Newport

Croyden Brook, New Hampshire, US


Newport (North Branch of the Sugar)

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 1.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 48 fpm
Max Gradient 55 fpm

Jean Towns on Croydon Brook

Jean Towns on Croydon Brook
Photo of Jean Towns by Mark Lacroix taken 07/15/06 @ 3.6 (Claremont gage)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01152500 3.00 - 6.50 ft II-III 01h16m 0.95 ft (too low)

River Description

Thanks to Allan Berggren for the following description
The whitewater section of the Croyden Brook is 3 mi. north of Newport on hwy 10. We leave a shuttle where the brook crosses under the highway, and drive upstream 1.5 mi. to the put-in, where the brook arches close to the road.
Narrow, secluded, creek-like, with giant mossy rock eddies. A narrow passage around a 100-ft island on the right is runnable except at low levels.
The Final Four is behind the second s-turn, with a brisk left-to-right flow, with a sneak route far left at higher levels. The main 4-5 foot drop is behind an initial ledge wave, and is followed by a series of 1-ft. ledge drops continuing for the next 75 yds beneath the highway bridge. Take-out is on the left. Parking is possible immediately south of the bridge on the west side, but the adjacent road is private. Usual put-in is at a discontinued iron bridge 1.7 miles upstream, but common access is at a pull-out at 1.5 miles, where the stream pulls quite close to hwy 10 with a sandy bank.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-05-01 22:21:30

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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December 4 2011 (2420 days ago)
Lora FultonDetails
5 of us (2 OC1, 3 K1) ran it on 12/3/2011. We put on upstream of the two ponds to extend the trip
and catch a couple early rapids. The entire run was clear except for a few strainers in slow flat
water sections, like by the cemetery, that were easy to navigate. The sun is low in the sky this
time of year which made the run more challenging. Sun visors and sun glasses recommended.

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