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Vermont whitewater, Gihon River

Lamoille county, VT 100c to covered bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     3 miles
  The natural beauty of Vermont and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The put-in location is a short drive from Barre, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the VT 100c to covered bridge section is one of them.
    For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking
outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. This section of Gihon River in Vermont is 3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III section. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A good workout and just being out on the river  
for a while have a lot of people coming here. When you're paddling down a Green Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a pleasant hiking adventure along the The Long Trail; Waterbury Center State Park is worth visiting. That right there is plenty of exciting stuff already but it goes on, the Green Mountains has it all. Take a hike on the Bayley Hazen Military Road Trail, and you'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Smugglers Notch if you're here. This river is so perfect. Everybody loves Elmore State Park, and you'll probably meet some folks from Johnson here.

Gihon River, VT 100c to covered bridge 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 Gihon River.
 Whitewater Near Gihon River:
Gihon River, Lamoille County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (VT 100c to covered bridge)
Lamoille River, Lamoille County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Slide Falls to Jeffersonville)
Little River - West Branch, Lamoille County, 12 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3 miles long (Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot)
Minister Brook, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kimball Road to Route 12)
Lamoille River - Wild Branch, Orleans / Lamoille County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Craftsbury to Wolcott)
Little River, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class I(III) - 2.5 miles long (Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River)
Winooski River, Washington County, 18 miles away
      Class I(II) - 5 miles long (Middlesex to Waterbury)
Mad River, Washington County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 2 miles long (1st Hydro Dam to Winooski River)
Missisquoi River, Franklin County, 21 miles away
      Class -blank- - 51.5 miles long (East Richford to Lake Champlain)
Mad River, Washington County, 21 miles away
      Class I(V) - 4 miles long (Middle)
 Ski Areas Near Gihon River:
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 11 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 12 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Jay Peak, Vermont , 16 miles away, 2153 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 19 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Mont Sutton, Quebec , 23 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 53 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 28 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 30 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Owls Head, Quebec , 31 miles away, 1772 foot drop, 8 lifts, 27 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 31 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Ski Bromont, Quebec , 32 miles away, 1271 foot drop, 5 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Gihon River:
Muddy Moose, Morrisville , 3 miles away
Town And Country Resort, Stowe , 10 miles away
Ye Olde England Inne, Stowe , 10 miles away
Northern Lights Lodge, Stowe , 10 miles away
The Season's Pass Inn, Stowe , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gihon River:
Mountain View Campground, Morrisville, 8 miles away
Elmore State Park, Lake Elmore, 9 miles away
Lakeview Camping Area, Eden Mills, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Gihon River:
Bayley Hazen Military Road Trail, Orleans , 11 miles away
The Long Trail, Lamoille , 13 miles away
Haselton Trail, Lamoille , 13 miles away
Hedgehop Hill Loop Trail, Washington , 15 miles away
Nose Dive Trail, Chittenden , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gihon River:
Elmore State Park, Vermont , 8 miles away
Waterbury Center State Park, Vermont , 15 miles away
Underhill State Park, Vermont , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gihon River:
Farm Resort & Golf Course, Morrisville , 4 miles away
Copley Golf Course, Morrisville , 5 miles away
West Hill Golf Course, Stowe , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Gihon River
Lake Lamoille, Lamoille , 4 miles away
Green River Reservoir, Lamoille , 7 miles away
Lake Elmore, Lamoille , 9 miles away

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