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Difficulty II-III
Length 1.5 Miles
Flow Range 3.00 - 6.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 45 minutes ago 1.6 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/01/2018 10:21 pm

River Description

Thanks to Allan Berggren for the following description
The whitewater section of the Croyden Brook is 3 mi. north of Newport on hwy 10. We leave a shuttle where the brook crosses under the highway, and drive upstream 1.5 mi. to the put-in, where the brook arches close to the road.
Narrow, secluded, creek-like, with giant mossy rock eddies. A narrow passage around a 100-ft island on the right is runnable except at low levels.
The Final Four is behind the second s-turn, with a brisk left-to-right flow, with a sneak route far left at higher levels. The main 4-5 foot drop is behind an initial ledge wave, and is followed by a series of 1-ft. ledge drops continuing for the next 75 yds beneath the highway bridge. Take-out is on the left. Parking is possible immediately south of the bridge on the west side, but the adjacent road is private. Usual put-in is at a discontinued iron bridge 1.7 miles upstream, but common access is at a pull-out at 1.5 miles, where the stream pulls quite close to hwy 10 with a sandy bank.

Rapid Descriptions


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Lora Fulton
8 years ago

5 of us (2 OC1, 3 K1) ran it on 12/3/2011. We put on upstream of the two ponds to extend the trip and catch a couple early rapids. The entire run was clear except for a few strainers in slow flat water sections, like by the cemetery, that were easy to navigate. The sun is low in the sky this time of year which made the run more challenging. Sun visors and sun glasses recommended.

Gage Descriptions

Use the gage above which is located on another river as a rough guideline only.

Directions Description

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