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Vermont whitewater, Clarendon River

Rutland county, Clarendon Springs to West Rutland section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3 miles
  The wonderful Rutland County scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This stretch of Clarendon River in Vermont is 3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for that around here. The average Vermont whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to
    be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This is a pretty short section so better bring some good
walking shoes. The river winds through the Green Mountains and you get great scenery. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The put-in location is a short drive from Rutland, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river,  
but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
If you like skiing, you're in luck; Pico Mountain is near Clarendon River, and Center Rutland Falls is always fun to check out. All the outdoors amusing stuff in the Green Mountains will keep you coming back many times. Green Mountain National Forest is worth visiting if you're at Clarendon River; if you're here you will meet lots of folks from close by Center Rutland. This river has it all.

Clarendon River, Clarendon Springs to West Rutland road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Clarendon River.
 Whitewater Near Clarendon River:
Clarendon River, Rutland County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Clarendon Springs to West Rutland)
Mill River, Rutland County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (East Wallingford to Clarendon)
Big Branch, Rutland County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Mt. Tabor to Appalachian Trail)
Otter Creek, Rutland / Addison County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0 miles long (Above Bleeders Dam to Bleeders Dam)
Poultney River, Rutland County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (US Route 4 to Carvers Falls Dam)
Poultney River, Washington County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (US Route 4 to Carvers Falls Dam)
Mettawee River, Washington County, 19 miles away
      Class I-V - 12 miles long (Raceville to Grays Corner)
Middlebury River, Addison County, 20 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Ripton to East Middlebury)
Battenkill River, Bennington County, 21 miles away
      Class -blank- - 11 miles long (Manchester to NY border)
White River, Windsor County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Rochester to Bethel)
 Ski Areas Near Clarendon River:
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 13 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Killington, Vermont , 16 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 19 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 19 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 23 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 25 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 26 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 29 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 31 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 32 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
 Marinas Near Clarendon River:
Woodard Marine, Hydeville , 14 miles away
Waterhouse Campground and Marina, Salisbury , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Clarendon River:
Hampton Inn Rutland, Rutland , 4 miles away
Quality Inn Rutland, Rutland , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn Trolley Square, Rutland , 4 miles away
Economy Inn, Rutland , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn RUTLAND-KILLINGTON AREA, Rutland , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clarendon River:
Iroquios Land Family, North Clarendon, 4 miles away
Hapgood Pond - Green Mountain National Forest, Rutland, 4 miles away
Iroquois Land Family Campground, Rutland County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Clarendon River:
Keewaydin Trail, Rutland , 9 miles away
Homer Stone Trail, Rutland , 10 miles away
Green Mountain Trail, Rutland , 11 miles away
Canty Trail, Rutland , 11 miles away
New Boston Trail, Rutland , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clarendon River:
Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont , 4 miles away
Lake St. Catherine State Park, Vermont , 13 miles away
Half Moon Pond State Park, Vermont , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clarendon River:
Rutland Country Club, Rutland , 4 miles away
Proctor-Pittsford Country Club, Pittsford , 5 miles away
Stonehedge Golf Course, North Clarendon , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Clarendon River
Rocky Pond, Rutland , 3 miles away
Spring Lake, Rutland , 9 miles away
Chittenden Reservoir, Rutland , 10 miles away

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