Name of Waterfall

Dixville Flume


Dixville Flume is found near the southern end of Dixville Notch State Park, adjacent to the Flume Brook picnic area - itself located about a mile south of the summit of Dixville Notch and 1.3 miles south of the entrance to The Balsams Grand Resort. The falls are located just a few dozen yards away from the picnic area and should be easily found from the parking lot.Dixville Flume is the smaller and more easily accessed of two modest waterfalls found in Dixville Notch State Park. The Flume, which gives Flume Brook its name, is a short narrow gorge with vertical walls up to perhaps 40 feet in height, and 10-20 feet wide at most. The bedrock within the gorge has fractured in steps, creating a three-tiered waterfall which drops a total of 23 feet in three steps - the largest of which drops 15 feet. Viewed from below the three steps of the falls appear to occur in quick succession, however if viewed from the rim of the gorge the space between each drop becomes much more apparent.
Flume Brook has a drainage basin covering about 1.6 square miles in area. Though the stream is relatively small, it seems to retain a constant and consistent flow for most of the year, and has been flowing at very similar levels during every survey we've made.

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IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Tallest Drop


Number of Drops


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Maximum Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

3 cfs

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

0 cfs


75 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream

Flume Brook