Lamoille, Vermont, US
2. Fairfax Falls to East Georgia (Lower)
||II-III (for normal flows)
Five ChutesPhoto of Jay Goss & Simon Wiles by Cheryl Robinson taken 07/20/04 @ 4000 - 5000 CFS
The Lower Lamoille is a fun easy after-work run, or can be accessed for some of the best park and
play in Northern Vermont.
Okay, so there is alot of flatwater on this run, but there are a number of nice playspots, and it
usually holds up a while after rains.
There are two long class 2+ rapids midway down the run. One of which has a nice playspot on the
left, called 'Smiley'.
The other rapid of interest is right above the takeout. Five Chutes is the biggest rapid on the
river, and normally provide some playable features at most levels. 4500-5500 is optimum for the
Put in: Rough Parking on river right below Fairfax Falls.
Take out: A couple of options. Near the Railroad bridge at East Georgia, or cross the
river just above the lake, and take the first right, and park a few hundred meters up.
Other Nearby Runs: The North Branch Lamoille &
Gihon are harder rivers
nearby. The Upper
Lamoille has several interesting falls (Dog Head Falls, and the Slide), which may or may not
be runnable, depending on levels.
Ithiel Falls on the Lamoille is also paddleable at a a variety of levels.
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Last Updated: 2010-10-31 10:34:03