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Mountain Brook Reservoir in New Hampshire

Trip Overview

This shallow, marshy pond will take you away from busy Route 202 and offers great views of Mount Monadnock. Fairly good size providing a flat water kayak experience. There is quite a bit of vegetation which makes exploring the coast line somewhat difficult in certain spots. It wasn't so bad to make you shorten your trip and go home.

I was surprised to see very little wild life. Got there about 10am which may have been the problem. Plenty of frogs and quite a few fish jumping. However, I only found one family of geese and that was pretty much it. Oh yeah, found a couple of turtles.

For the first hour and a half, I had the reservoir all to my self. Would I go again - yes I would. However, I might leave the camera gear at home and just enjoy the peace and quiet of kayaking.

Accommodations:

There are 2 put-ins with no facilities at either locations.

Fees:

There are no fees or permits

Directions:

Located on Rt 202 in Jaffrey, NH... this reservoir is about 2 miles south of the Rt 202 & Rt 134 interchange.

Put-in #1 is located right on Rt 202 as the reservoir snakes under the highway. There is a parking lot but it is small (4-6 vehicles).

Put-in#2 is located off of Jacquith Rd which is off of Lacy Rd which is the road right before the Put-In#1. The Jacquith Rd Put-in is very private and secluded. It does become a dirt road but is flat and can be driven by car, SUV, or trailer. Put-in#2 has also a small sandy beach making put in's a snap. You need to move the car to a small lot about 100ft away. Lot can hold 4 cars but plenty of room to park along the side of the road

Resources:

Only used Google to get me there and help me understand the lay of the land.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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