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Vermont whitewater, Lamoille River

Lamoille county, Slide Falls to Jeffersonville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     11.5 miles
 
The put in needs to be below sloping falls which is the first pull off on River Road East where the road turns to dirt. There is a dirt dirveway that goes to the waters edge. This put in would make the paddle class I,II.

*If you put in where the map show you are paddling through 2 class 5 rapids in the first 1/4 mile! The first is dogs head a class 5 rapid. http://www. northeastwaterfalls. nom/ waterfall. php?num=103&p=0

The second and
    more dangerous is sloping falls a class 5 rapid with a sieve river center to left (giant hole in rock that all the water goes underground through a rock tunnel and surfaces downstream of the sieve. http://www. northeastwaterfalls.
com/ waterfall. php?num=359&p=0

Note* there have been many deaths in Sloping falls as it looks easy to paddle. However, if you get stuck in the sieve(which is more likely than avoiding it) you will be sucked underground. Most body recovers take 2-3 days with the Swift Water Rescue team scuba diving.

The start point is after sloping falls where River Road turns to dirt. Says Max Post

The Slide Falls to Jeffersonville stretch
 
of Lamoille River is 11.5 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Lamoille County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. 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 quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Slide Falls to Jeffersonville section is one of them. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove.

Lamoille River, Slide Falls to Jeffersonville 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 Lamoille River.
 Whitewater Near Lamoille River:
Lamoille River, Lamoille County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Slide Falls to Jeffersonville)
Little River - West Branch, Lamoille County, 6 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3 miles long (Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot)
Gihon River, Lamoille County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (VT 100c to covered bridge)
Little River, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I(III) - 2.5 miles long (Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River)
Ridley Brook, Washington County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River)
Mill Brook, Chittenden County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 5 miles long (Jericho)
Minister Brook, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kimball Road to Route 12)
Browns River, Chittenden County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Westford to Lamoille river)
Mad River, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 2 miles long (1st Hydro Dam to Winooski River)
Winooski River, Washington County, 18 miles away
      Class I(II) - 5 miles long (Middlesex to Waterbury)
 Ski Areas Near Lamoille River:
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 3 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 5 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 12 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 19 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Jay Peak, Vermont , 23 miles away, 2153 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 24 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 26 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Mont Sutton, Quebec , 27 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 53 runs
Ski Bromont, Quebec , 34 miles away, 1271 foot drop, 5 lifts, 52 runs
Owls Head, Quebec , 39 miles away, 1772 foot drop, 8 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Lamoille River:
Innsbruck Inn, Stowe , 7 miles away
Topnotch Resort, Stowe , 7 miles away
Muddy Moose, Morrisville , 8 miles away
Timberholm Inn Bed Breakfast, Stowe , 8 miles away
Timberholm Inn, Stowe , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lamoille River:
Brewster River Campground, Jeffersonville, 4 miles away
Smugglers Notch State Park, Moscow, 6 miles away
Underhill State Park, Underhill Center, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Lamoille River:
Dalley Loop Trail, Washington , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lamoille River:
Underhill State Park, Vermont , 7 miles away
Little River State Park, Vermont , 12 miles away
Waterbury Center State Park, Vermont , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lamoille River:
Farm Resort & Golf Course, Morrisville , 11 miles away
West Bolton Golf Club, Waterbury , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Lamoille River
Metcalf Pond, Franklin , 10 miles away
Lake Lamoille, Lamoille , 11 miles away
Green River Reservoir, Lamoille , 16 miles away

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