Winooski - Chase Mills

Winooski, Vermont, US


Chase Mills

Usual Difficulty III+ (for normal flows)
Length 0.5 Miles

Chase Mills on the Winooski

Chase Mills on the Winooski
Photo of Randel Sands by Scott Gilbert @ med- high

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04290500 100 - 10000 cfs III+ 00h35m 1590 cfs (running)

River Description

Chase Mills -
The nearest whitewater to downtown Burlington. Can be frustating getting the optimum levels for the main features, but there is always some whitewater to be had.
In normal summer flows the ledges are fun to run, at higher levels huge holes form, making it very dangerous. There are a number of smaller features and waves that form at a variety of levels, about and below the main falls, so go check it out. These features are very level-dependent.

Just downstream of the road bridge is a large dam, constructed on top of a large fall. Usually there will be plenty of time to rescue swimmers, but take care at higher levels.

Downstream of this Dam is the Salmon hole, where some more features form at certain levels.

A pleasant flatwater trip can be had heading upstream from Chase Mills, for a mile or so under the interstate bridge, and up to the next dam.

Directions:- Head towards Winooski from Burlington. Take a right just before the bridge. Park uphill in the electric company parking lot.


Lat/longitude coordinates from a map helpfully provided by Jim Rideout.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-04-01 20:33:22

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