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Connecticut whitewater, Shepaug River

Litchfield county, Route 341 to Route 67 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6.5 miles
  The Route 341 to Route 67 section of Shepaug River in Litchfield County is 6.5 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Litchfield County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. For all you camping people there are
    campgrounds nearby. The Route 341 to Route 67 stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting
and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Morris Town Beach close
 
to Shepaug River is always a delightful idea; you're sure to come across some wonderful folks from Washington Depot here. Lake Waramaug State Park is both fine and stunning, and it's right next door to Shepaug River; if you want to hit the beach, Litchfield Town Beach is in the vicinity. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. You definitely must take a look at Mt. Tom State Park since you're here at Shepaug River. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a fine hiking trail right next door to Shepaug River; the skiing at Woodbury is fine. If you want to visit some attention-grabbing stuff, visit The Pinnacle, and if the weather is great, you can go for a hike along the Mattatuck Trail.

Shepaug River, Route 341 to Route 67 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Shepaug River.
 Whitewater Near Shepaug River:
Shepaug River, Litchfield County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Route 341 to Route 67)
Bantam River, Litchfield County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.4 miles long (Stoddard Road to Shepaug River)
East Aspetuck River, Litchfield County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Paper Mill Road to Housatonic River)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 2.6 miles long (Bulls Bridge Dam to Gaylordsville)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 22.5 miles long (Falls Village Hydro to Kent)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (below Falls Village Hydro Plant)
Tenmile, Litchfield County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.2 miles long (South Dover NY to Gaylordsville Ct)
Ten Mile River, Dutchess County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Wassaic to NY line)
Sandy Brook River, Litchfield County, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 5.6 miles long (Route 183 Bridge to Route 8 Bridge)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 22 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Big Indian to Allaben)
 Ski Areas Near Shepaug River:
Woodbury, Connecticut , 6 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 8 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 21 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 26 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 27 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 27 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 28 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 30 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 38 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 38 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Shepaug River:
West Cove Marina, New Milford , 9 miles away
Echo Bay Marina, Brookfield , 14 miles away
Lakeside Marina, Southbury , 14 miles away
Pocono Point Marina, Danbury , 15 miles away
Nina Marina, Danbury , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Shepaug River:
Morris Town Beach, Litchfield , 6 miles away
Litchfield Town Beach, Litchfield , 6 miles away
Pine Ledge, Fairfield , 15 miles away
Mudge Pond Town Beach, Litchfield , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Shepaug River:
The Mayflower Grace, Washington , 3 miles away
Longwood Country Inn, Woodbury , 10 miles away
Country Loft Bed And Breakfast, Woodbury , 10 miles away
The Curtis House Inn, Woodbury , 10 miles away
Rocky River Inn, New Milford , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shepaug River:
Lake Waramaug State Park, New Preston Marble Dale, 3 miles away
Looking Glass Hill Campgrounds, Bantam, 3 miles away
Cozy Hills Campground, Litchfield County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Shepaug River:
Mattatuck Trail, Litchfield , 12 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Litchfield , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shepaug River:
Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue - NY , 55 miles away
Mt. Tom State Park, Connecticut , 2 miles away
Lake Waramaug State Park, Connecticut , 6 miles away
Mohawk Mountain State Park, Connecticut , 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shepaug River:
Stonybrook Golf Course, Litchfield , 6 miles away
Candlewood Valley Country Club, New Milford , 12 miles away
Pomperaug Golf Club, Southbury , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Shepaug River
Lake Waramaug, Litchfield , 4 miles away
Lake Floren, Litchfield , 6 miles away
Bantam Lake, Litchfield , 6 miles away

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