Fall - Otis Reservoir to Farmington River

Fall, Massachusetts, US


Otis Reservoir to Farmington River

Usual Difficulty IV+ (for normal flows)
Length 0.9 Miles
Avg. Gradient 91 fpm

Fall Creek

Fall Creek
Photo of ? by Joanne Grogan taken 10/22/2000

River Description

Directions from the center of Otis, Mass to the takeout at the bridge: continue south for another 1.5 miles to the intersection of Reservoir Road on your left. During the Fall release you can take out at a field approximately ¼ mile north of this intersection where the release from Fall River comes into the Farmington. To get to the putin drive up Reservoir Road approximately 1 mile, take a right at the sign for a campground (don’t remember the name) and drive to the outlet of Otis Reservoir. From here you must carry down below the unrunnable falls to the putin.
For a map and directions, click on the "Directions" tab.
Runnable during the fall drawdown of Otis Reservoir, when paddling hordes head for the Farmington. Check out the Bear's Den Section, New Boston Section, and Upper New Boston sections of that river. The Fall River is harder and more intense than Sandy Brook.

Strainer alert
The following was posted on NPMB by Todd M on 10/16/05

The level was large yesterday shifting some wood around.
After slack water in the middle section the first section that ends with a boof over a large hump and eddy out on the right. You MUST make this eddy. There is a river-wide log at the back of the eddy. If you are left and don't get the eddy, you will wash into this.
There is more wood that doesn't present as much of a problem, but enough that this will be off my list until we can clean it up.








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Last Updated: 2012-04-24 04:09:16


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