West River, Vermont, US
4. Townsend Dam to Rock River (Newfane)
||I-II (for normal flows)
West River below Townshend Lake
4.50 - 10.00 ft
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.
There are numerous put-in and take-out spots, as this river follows Route 30 as it runs into the
Connecticut River. The first 11 miles or so is a mix of sections of flat water with class 1
rapids and occasional, simple, class 2 rapids.
The section most often run by whitewater kayakers begins at the confluence of the Rock River and
the West River. This confluence is located two miles upriver from the Dummerston covered bridge
on Route 30. There is a large parking area on the right as you head northwest on Route 30. There
is one bouncy class 2 rapid just upriver from this point.
The section upstream from the Rock River is primarily flat water and class 1, with occasional
class 2 rapids. There is a bouncy class 2 rapid just above the confluence with the Rock
For a description of the river from the confluence of the Rock River downstream, see the Rock River to Connecticut
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Last Updated: 2018-04-30 21:01:58