White Mountains NH Boating Guide
Littleton Conway New Hampshire Marinas & Boat Dealers
With hundreds of lakes, ponds, and rivers, New Hampshire is a boaters’ paradise. Summer residents usually get their boats in the water by mid June and enjoy the season until October. Boat slips can be hard to find at some New Hampshire marinas. Ask us about White Mountain NH Boating or share Marina comments.
NH White Mountain Boating & Marinas
Runs: Crawford Notch to Bartlett to Center Conway
Length: 31 miles
The upper Saco river offers Class II and IV challenges over a 6 mile stretch with some of the greatest scenery in New Hampshire. The put in is at the Davis Path footbridge with requires a difficult portage around a narrow gorge, or at Notchland, off of Rte 302 which requires permission from the landowners at Inn Unique. You may also put in at the Sawyer Rock Picnic Area on Route 302 which will allow you to avoid the Class IV rapids. There is plenty of challenge left in the last 3 mile stretch before Bartlett. On River street in Bartlett, there is a put in with a parking area. The river smooths out in the 20 mile paddle from Bartlett to Conway, although it moves swiftly with an obstacle course of downded trees, large boulders and eddies. Several take out are present when the river passes through farmland west of North Conway, or at a covered bridge in North Conway just below where the Swift river joins with the Saco. Stay with the river for 2 miles of Class II rapids and one tricky Calss III straight through Conway to Center Conway. You will then take out at the Rte 302 bridge, and then continue on the Saco in to Maine.
Launch: Mill Street, off of Rte 302
A large lake that has small traffic. All types of craft allowed.
Runs: Woodstock to Blair Bridge
Length: 20 miles
This river includes some Class I and II rapids, and a decent amount of quick water throughout the springtime. Later in the season, there is still enough river to have a pleasent trip. Pitn in at Rte 112 in North Woodstock. The first 4 miles are challenging to say that least. Less experienced paddler, or those who wish to bypass the rapids, should put in at the bridge on Rte 175 in West Thornton. The river winds quite a bit, but has shifting channels and abundant places to put in or take out.
NH Boating & Marinas
Great North Woods NH Boating
Berlin, Colebrook, Errol, Dixville, Lancaster, Pittsburg
White Mountain NH Boating
North Conway, Lincoln, Woodstock, Littleton, Franconia, Gorham, Jackson, Sugar Hill, Whitefield, Waterville Valley
Lakes Region NH Boating
Laconia, Rochester, Plymouth, Ossipee, Meredith, Ashland, Wolfeboro, Bristol, Winnipesaukee
Dartmouth Lake Sunapee NH Boating
Lebanon, Hanover, Claremont, Newport, Tilton, Lyme, Plainfield, Newport
Monadnock NH Boating
Keene, Peterborough, Fitzwilliam, Westmoreland, Chesterfield
Merrimack Valley NH Boating
Manchester, Concord, Nashua, Salem, Derry, New London, Merrimack, Loudon
Seacoast NH Boating
Portsmouth, Dover, Durham, Hampton, Exeter, Rye, Hampton Beach