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Vermont whitewater, Deerfield River

Windham county, Searsburg Dam to Harriman Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     4.5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Bennington, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The scenic beauty of Windham County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The Searsburg Dam to Harriman Reservoir section of Deerfield River in Vermont
    is 4.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing
to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy.

Briefly about the general area:
A splendid spot near Deerfield
 
River is Sleepy Hollow, and everybody nearby loves skiing at Haystack. Go for a hike on the Deerfield Ridge Trail, and you unquestionably must take a look at Woodford State Park if you're here. At this river you will always have a good time. Good hiking is available along the Deerfield Ridge Trail, and if you're dropping by from Wilmington, you won't be the only one. Deerfield River is right next door to Molly Stark State Park which is a pretty location. Deerfield River is a wet place that gets a lot of rain. August is the wettest month with most rain, and February is when it's the driest.

Deerfield River, Searsburg Dam to Harriman Reservoir 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 Deerfield River.
 Whitewater Near Deerfield River:
Deerfield River, Windham County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Searsburg Dam to Harriman Reservoir)
Deerfield River - East Branch, -blank- County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Somerset Reservoir to Searsburg Reservoir)
Deerfield River - West Branch, Bennington County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Heartwellville to Readsboro Village)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Monroe Bridge to Bear Swamp)
Dunbar Brook, Franklin / Berkshire County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (South Road to Deerfield River)
Pelham Brook, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 3.25 miles long (Rowe Center to Deerfield River)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Bear Swamp to Route 2)
Green River, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (West Leyden to covered bridge)
Wardsboro Brook, Windham County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (North Wardsboro to West River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Crab Apple Whitewater, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Deerfield River:
Haystack, Vermont , 3 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 5 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 12 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 14 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 16 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 17 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 19 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 24 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 30 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 30 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
 Hotels Near Deerfield River:
Snow Goose Inn, West Dover , 5 miles away
Mt Snow Grand Summit Resort, West Dover , 5 miles away
Mount Snow Condominiums, West Dover , 5 miles away
Laylas Riverside Lodge, West Dover , 6 miles away
Inn At Mount Snow, West Dover , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deerfield River:
Red Mill Brook Campground, Bennington County, 6 miles away
Kelly Camp Trail Dispersed, Readsboro, 6 miles away
Somerset Airfield - FR71 Dispersed, Peru, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Deerfield River:
Deerfield Ridge Trail, Windham , 1 miles away
Deerfield Ridge Trail, Windham , 2 miles away
Kelly Camp Trail, Bennington , 6 miles away
Deerfield Trail, Windham , 8 miles away
Ghost Trail, Windham , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deerfield River:
Woodford State Park, Vermont , 8 miles away
Molly Stark State Park, Vermont , 9 miles away
Monroe State Forest, Massachusetts , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deerfield River:
Stamford Valley Golf Course, Stamford , 12 miles away
Blackstone Golf Course, Defuniak Springs , 12 miles away
Sitzmark Country Club, Wilmington , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Deerfield River
Searsburg Reservoir, Bennington , 2 miles away
Lake Sadawga, Windham , 6 miles away
Equinox Pond, Bennington , 18 miles away

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