White - North Royalton to West Hartford

White, Vermont, US


North Royalton to West Hartford

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 13 Miles
Avg. Gradient 10 fpm
Max Gradient 18 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01144000 450 - 40000 cfs I-II(III) 01h12m 756 cfs (running)
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

This section of the White River is mostly quick water interspersed with ledge drops. The lower portion below Sharon is more difficult with several interesting ledge drops. 1 mile below the bridge at Sharon there is an old broken dam that is best run on the right. Look for the old dam ubutments on either side of the river. A horizon line will become noticable just above the drop. Pull out on the left if you should decide to portage. 3 miles below Sharon is the next large rapid. Quartermile rapid is a series of small drops through a checkered maze of broken ledge. In low water only one or two routes are passable and require skill to manuever through. The last big rapid on this section is at the West Hartford bridge. This is usually the takeout since the river below slackens into White River Junction.


Put in from Concord NH

Take I-89 N exit towards LEBANON/WHITE RIVER JCT. VT.
83 miles take the VT-107 exit- exit number 3- towards BETHEL/ROYALTON.
Take a left (east) on VT route 107.
Take a right (south) on VT 14
Look for the Fox Stand Inn and park behind the Inn at the fishing access.

Alternate put in

Take exit 2 off interstate 89 in Vermont.
Head into Sharon center and take a right (north) on VT 14
Once you pass under the Interstate 89 overpass look for a fishing access on the left.

Take out

Take exit 2 off interstate 89 in Vermont.
Head into Sharon center and take a left (south) on VT 14
Approximately 6 miles into the village of West Hartford. Park next to the bridge on a side road to the right of VT 14.

StreamTeam Status: Verified
Last Updated: 2005-03-29 16:11:19


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 5 2011 (2387 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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