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Difficulty I-II(III)
Length 13 Miles
Flow Range 450 - 40000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 704 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/30/2018 9:23 pm

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.

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

This section of the White river is usually runnable through the Summer if it is not too dry. The minimum recommended flow for this section is 450 cfs but some people do run it down to 300 cfs with a little wadding. High water usually found in April and May can increase the difficulty of several rapids especially in the lower sections below Sharon.

Directions Description

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1209363 04/30/18 Alex Barham Name Changed
1193460 03/29/05 Mark Lacroix n/a