The PUT-IN labeled on the map page for Conway Rips is incorrect. The correct GPS Coordinates are N43.985238, W71.119228
I want to clarify the comment about the nasty hole that had been posted:
The hole I was referring to on the top of the rapid above the Rt 302 bridge - is a great flat spinning ledge hole. The hole itself is fine - sticky fun vs "nasty". The hazard that may be a concern for class 2 paddlers - is that the left side of the river has several shallow ledges amidst some large boulders that create a lot of funky water that might be challenging to a class 2 paddler and make for an unpleasant swim. The conservative line is center or just right of center all the way down. River left at the top has some cool play - mostly side surfing and spinning, and the river right has a couple waves adjacent to eddies. Halfway down on the right are two larger pourover holes that can be surfed and spun in. We paddled it last week and were reminded that it is a great run with good play and real easy access.
9 years ago
by Mark Lacroix
The USGS gage is located on the north side of the river near the take-out where Route 302 crosses the river.
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