This spot was discovered a few years ago after they removed the dam. the remains of the dam form a deep wide wave hole. This spot is great for beginners or experts. There is a huge eddy right next to the wave. You can basically drive right up to the wave. It's about 15 minutes from the Madison Wave on the Kennebec. The access road to the Wave is private so please be respectful of the property...drive slowly, pick up garbage, wave and smile at locals.
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Sandy River Dam Wave
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A hardy group of northeast boaters climbed into the natural river channel below a hydropower dam to participate in a flow study designed to assess whether whitewater flows should be restored to this dewatered river reach on the Connecticut River. While significant obstacles remain, this site has the potential for providing instruction, playboating, and a big water feature that that could be run throughout much of the year and provide a much needed boost to the local economy.
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