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Swift River (Lower)

Stretch: Lower Falls to Darby Fields
Difficulty: Class III+ to IV
Distance: 5.4 miles
Flows: 0.5' to 4.0' (1.75' = 3,660 cfs = Medium). Visit the American Whitewater flow page
Gradient: 83 fpm average (The best mile is 100 fpm)
Put-in: Parking area at Lower Falls
Take-out: Turnout for Darby Fields
Shuttle: 5.4 miles (10 minutes one way)
Season: Spring from rain and snow melt. Occasionally off of thunderstorms
Written: © 2015
Featured in A Wet State #99 and in A Wet State's contribution to World Kayak's Video Guide

Mi 0.0 Mi 0.2: Mi 2.75: Mi 3.5: Mi 4.8:

For more details on the run, see the AW write-up...

Take-out: From Conway, take NH-113 West out of town for less than a mile before turning right on NH-112. Follow this for 1.7 miles to a turn-out at a sign for "Darby Fields" where the river first gets close to the road. This is take-ou.

Put-in: Continue up NH-112 for 5.4 miles to the large parking and picnic area at Lower Falls.

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