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Difficulty II(IV)
Length 3 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 04/18/2018 6:28 pm

River Description

The West Branch of the Little River runs off from Mt.Mansfield along Rt 108 in Stowe. From the put in the river drops quickly for the first 200 yds. It is boulder strewn and has lots of holes. Be on the look out for wood. It runs through many back yards, so please respect their privacy. After passing under the second rec path bridge the take out is on the left.


From Stowe village take Rt 108 4 miles. A recreation path parking lot will be on the left (big field across the road). For the put in continue up Rt108. Look for the Matterhorn resturaunt on the left. You can park in their lot or take the road to the right across from the Matterhorn and put in at Fosters falls.

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Gage Descriptions

No gauge exists for this section. The drainage area is Mt. Mansfield so spring run off post rain storm are best.

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VT Supreme Court Protects Whitewater Boating on the Green River

Robert Nasdor

The Vermont Supreme Court decided today that whitewater boaters have the right to paddle on the Green River. The Supreme Court affirmed the decision by the Environmental Division of the Superior Court that required the hydropower project on the Green River in Morrisville to provide three annual scheduled releases. This is a precedent setting decision because it establishes that whitewater boating is a designated and existing use protected under the Clean Water Act, that scheduled releases are necessary to protect that use, and that Vermont ANR failed to meet its burden to show that providing scheduled release would result in a lowering of water quality. 

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AW Wins Court Battle Protecting Green River (VT) Boating

Robert Nasdor

The Vermont Superior Court sided with American Whitewater in a long-running dispute with the state over whitewater boating on the Green River in Morrisville. The Court overturned state restrictions that would have eliminated any meaningful opportunity for boaters to enjoy this extraordinary river and required scheduled releases in a ground breaking decision.

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Northeast Boaters Seek To Expand West River (VT) Boating

Robert Nasdor

In response to of the state’s draft basin plan for southern Vermont, American Whitewater and scores of boaters pressed the state to support the expansion of releases on the West River. Restrictions by the Corps of Engineers and Agency of Natural Resources have led to the elimination of nearly all scheduled boating opportunities on the West River over the past two decades, eliminating recreation opportunity and hurting the local economy. AW and its partners have been working to restore these releases.

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Bellows Falls (VT) Flow Study Reveals Hidden Whitewater

Robert Nasdor

A hardy group of northeast boaters climbed into the natural river channel below a hydropower dam to participate in a flow study designed to assess whether whitewater flows should be restored to this dewatered river reach on the Connecticut River. While significant obstacles remain, this site has the potential for providing instruction, playboating, and a big water feature that that could be run throughout much of the year and provide a much needed boost to the local economy. 


Alex Barham


Bob Marshall


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1209242 04/18/18 Alex Barham Location
1193024 08/27/01 Bob Marshall n/a