Winhall - Grahamville School Road to Winhall Campgrounds

Winhall, Vermont, US


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

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: 2014-02-15 22:00:37

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 5 2011 (2357 days ago)
Mark LacroixDetails
On August 28th, 2011 Hurricane Irene struck New England. The resulting floods caused extensive
damage throughout the region, the worst in over 100 years. More than half the rivers in Vermont and
northern New Hampshire recorded their highest flow levels ever. Many roads, guardrails, power
lines, bridges, trees and other debris now litter several rivers throughout the region. River beds
have been scoured and changed course, many new strainers make navigation problematic at best and
downright dangerous at worse. Please realize that the river description you see here may not match
current situation after the floods. Use common sense and when in doubt scout especially on blind
drops. Also, if you run this river in the next year or so please comment on its navigability, even
if there are no problems this will be very helpful. Please report any new strainers or changes to
the rapids that will impact future boating. Thank you,
April 29 2007 (3947 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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