Lamoille - 1. Johnson to Jeffersonville

Lamoille, Vermont, US


1. Johnson to Jeffersonville (Upper)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 10.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 10 fpm

Ithiel Falls Park & Play

Ithiel Falls Park & Play
Photo of Chris I by Scott G taken 04/26/13 @ 900 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04292000 500 - 10000 cfs I-II 01h14m 363 cfs (too low)

River Description

This section of the Lamoille is better known for its easy rapids and scenery.  Above the bridge on railroad street in Johnson (a possible put-in) there are two sets of rapids / falls, one being Dog's Head Falls which is very dangerous as in lower water the river literally flows through a toilet bowl.  There are several options for put-ins and take outs to appeal to time and distance desires, so grab a map and pick your own.  The one section to note is Ithiel Falls which occurs a few miles downstream from Johnson.  Here the river pinches between vertical walls briefly and over a short but turbulent Class III rapid.  At certain water levels a decent play wave/hole forms, created by a ledge on river left.  With eddy service, this is a good spot to practice spinning and cartwheeling, and most likely plenty of rolling.  Look for levels of 750 and up for this to start forming.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-04-30 03:11:02

Rapid Descriptions

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