Androscoggin River – It runs a course through New Hampshire and Maine. It flows out of the White Mountains and drains into the Gulf of Main after more than 170 river miles. Recreation takes place in both states with some fun rafting and fishing for a variety of species.
Androscoggin River Flows And Weather
Androscoggin River at Rumford, Maine
- Flow: 3570 ft³/s
- Water Level: 4.48 ft
Androscoggin River near Auburn, Maine
- Flow: 6200 ft³/s
- Water Level: 4.53 ft
Rapids and Float Notes
It’s a class II-II river with some nice splashy runs. Not crazy technical but not flat water either. Perfect for fun runs and intermediate paddlers. The Errol Rapids are a perfect short run for beginners looking to get their feet wet. It’s under 1/2 mile and you can run through it in 10-15 minutes easily. Making multiple runs through here is good practice for bigger water.
If you want something longer, hit the next 17 mile stretch of class I-II water from Bragg’s Bay to Pontook. It’s plenty fast and you can cover the mileage in a day or less. It’s also an awesome run for scenery and wildlife viewing.
The Pontook section is also class II and is another popular, scenic run. Commercial outfitters like this one for good reason. It has a dam influence, typically raising flows on the weekends. It’s around 2.5 miles, making it a nice short run.
Bethel Outdoor Adventure – 207-824-4224 They have guide services, rentals, shuttles and a campground.
North Woods Rafting – 603-449-6646 Guide and Shuttle Services
Mahoosuc Outdoors – 603-449-6646
Androscoggin River Fishing
It has some interesting fishing options. You can wade or fish from a drift boat or raft. The river has great variety as well with native brook trout alongside brown and rainbow trout. You can also target large and smallmouth bass or chase the population of landlocked salmon. Fly fishing is productive, especially for trout feeding on insects throughout the day. Gear fishing with lures is also a great way to target all of the species here.