Little, W. Branch - Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot

Little, W. Branch, Vermont, US


Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot

Usual Difficulty II(IV) (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles

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.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-08-27 09:51:53


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 5 2011 (2358 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,

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