Winhall River - Grahamville School Road to Winhall Campgrounds


Winhall River, Vermont, US

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Grahamville School Road to Winhall Campgrounds

Usual Difficulty III+ (for normal flows)
Length 4.9 Miles
Avg. Gradient 62 fpm
Max Gradient 100 fpm

Winhall surf


Winhall surf
Photo of Mr Surf by Mark L taken 04/24/05 @ 2.1 at bridge

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
WEST RIVER AT JAMAICA, VT
usgs-01155500 2000 - 4000 cfs III+ 00h50m 33.8 cfs (too low)


River Description

Start in Bondville across from the school just below Rte 30 Bridge. The first half of the river can be seen from the road and is mostly continuous Class 3. The second half of the run is away from the road and slightly easier than the first half. Take out at the closed bridge, or continue down to Londonderry Falls (class 4), which has some big holes! You can portage the falls from river left. Below lies more of the same as above the falls. You can take out at the Army Corps of Engineers Winhall Campground

At higher river levels >1.8' there is very good surfing and holes throughout.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-05-01 00:10:21

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 29 2007 (4074 days ago)
James DoughertyDetails
Me and three pals ran this on 4/28/07. We came up from NYC and NJ to run the West. After doing so
we decided to run the Winhall. All the other creeks in the area looked to low and although the
Winhall was low it was very runable, no real scraping and had surfable waves. We put-in at above
said sugested put-in. We were going to use the Mobil gas station (with permision) as a take-out but
instead used a dirt road that parrelled the Winhall and took out before Londonderrry rapids since
we were short on time. At this low level we did not find any rapids too hard for someone used to
CL3. We also did not enounter any real strainers (there were a few but close to the banks and easy
to avoid). The rapids were fairly continuous, a mix of class 2 and class three. Often, the the CL2
rapids were my 'break' between CL3 rapids. No long flat sections. Where it was flat it was short
and the current kept us moving. 'boogie water'. All four of us liked it better than the West. No
long portage down the dam, no crowd, easy shuttle and non-stop fun. If I ever come back for the
West release, it's my intention to get back on this. We were going to do it again Sunday but my
friend checked it out and said it looked too low. About the dirt road: it's a good thing I had
tow-rope. I parked along the side, waiting for my friends and all of the sudden the passanger side
of the mini-van dropped about a foot into the mud (understand I was not moving). I would have
otherwise been stuck.


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