Nulhegan - Hatchery to Connecticut River

Nulhegan, Vermont, US


Hatchery to Connecticut River

Usual Difficulty II-III(V) (for normal flows)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01129500 8000 - 15000 cfs II-III(V) 00h31m 6600 cfs (too low)

River Description

Behind the Wildlife Refuge Office is a significant gorge

The rest of the river is mellow down to the confluence at the New Hampshire border.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-04-18 20:17:19

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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October 24 2018 (85 days ago)
NDP123 (156514)
The rapids run at lower levels then suggested by AW; I'd say if the CT River is above 5k in North
Stratford you should have adequate water. One can access these rapids by following a refuge trail
down to the river (5-10 minute walk) or bushwalking down from Route 105 west of the refuge. Open
boaters may want to put in at an upstream bridge (Wenlock Crossing) for ~3 miles of flatwater
paddling until first gorge (below the railroad bridge). This is a Class II rapid culminating in a
Class III+ multipart drop with a portage trail on the left. A couple easy Class II rapids follow.
The river then mellows for a mile until the Route 105 road crossing. Open boats may want to take
out here. The pace picks up below the bridge, with continuous Class II-III (III-IV at high levels)
boulder gardens with three spicer drops that can have hydraulics at high water. Take out river left
at conserved land at the confluence of the Nulhegan and its East Branch, where the Vermont River
Conservancy has constructed a hut reservable through the Vermont Huts Association. The river
continues downstream about three miles through swifts to the confluence of the Connecticut in
Bloomfield where a takeout is on the left (walk across conserved field to parking along road near
NFCT kiosk).