Charles, Massachusetts, US
1. Needham Rapids
||I (for normal flows)
Needham RapidsPhoto of Gates at Needham Rapids by Skip Morris taken 12/27/06 @ 450 cfs
Contributed by Jim Cavo:
There is about 200 yards of fast Class-I water at the outflow of a dam. There are about 25 slalom
gates hung year-round. Strong eddy lines, although the river is too shallow for squirting. Good
training site, runs regularly late fall through mid-spring and after heavy rains.
From Route 128: Take Exit 17 and head west .6 miles to traffic light. Left onto South Street. After
.6 mi., bear left at fork (stay on South St.). In .5 mi., go straight at stop sign at Chestnut St.
In 1.4 mi., cross the river at a dam and park just ahead on either side.
Thanks for the great info, Jim!
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Last Updated: 2018-06-11 17:23:51