Passumpsic E Br - E. Burke dam-Rt. 114 bridge

Passumpsic E Br, Vermont, US


E. Burke dam-Rt. 114 bridge

Usual Difficulty II(IV) (for normal flows)
Length 6.3 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01133000 350 - 2000 cfs II(IV) 01h04m 199 cfs (too low)

River Description

A.J. Seibel shared:

"Put-in @ bean brook road north of East Haven VT and take out just above the dam in East Burke. This upper section is mostly class I-II with intermittent swift water, a great run for beginners or a quick afternoon away."

Posted on VPC by Mark Lienau
I have paddled the lower section several times, but just last month I paddled below the bridge in East Burke.

There is a fun technical class II+ drop right at the put in. The river makes a fast right turn but there is a nasty rock right in the middle of the otherwise smooth tongue of green water. Lots of eddies that I needed to back into after I nearly broached on that rock. A quick wave train brings you around the bend to the left to the final drop with a fine surfing wave at the bottom. Although you are right next to the road, you can neither see nor hear it and you have a nice private little play hole. The rest of the run to Lyndonville is class I(+) with some real fun ledge drops along the way. I hear there is more big stuff downstream, But I have never been on it. Mark Lienau

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from A.J. Seibel's description (above) and Google Maps.

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Last Updated: 2018-04-18 20:44:37

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