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Vermont whitewater, Lamoille River - Wild Branch

Orleans Lamoille county, Craftsbury to Wolcott section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6 miles
  This stretch of Lamoille River - Wild Branch in Vermont is 6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The scenic beauty of Orleans / Lamoille County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The Green Mountains scenery is wonderful.
    Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Vermont tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so
don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Craftsbury to Wolcott stretch is one of them. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch is mid length, good for  
a one day paddling trip. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Barre, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Wolcott here at Lamoille River - Wild Branch. New Discovery State Park is a great location to stretch your legs a bit; there's good hiking along the Bayley Hazen Military Road Trail. At this river you will never have a bad time. When you're here at Lamoille River - Wild Branch it's always fun to visit Elmore State Park. At Lamoille River - Wild Branch during the summertime months highs are in the 80's.

Lamoille River - Wild Branch, Craftsbury to Wolcott 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 - Wild Branch.
 Whitewater Near Lamoille River - Wild Branch:
Lamoille River - Wild Branch, Orleans / Lamoille County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Craftsbury to Wolcott)
Gihon River, Lamoille County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (VT 100c to covered bridge)
Winooski River, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 24 miles long (Marshfield to Montpelier)
Minister Brook, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kimball Road to Route 12)
Lamoille River, Lamoille County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Slide Falls to Jeffersonville)
Missisquoi River, Franklin County, 17 miles away
      Class -blank- - 51.5 miles long (East Richford to Lake Champlain)
Barton River, Orleans County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 21.5 miles long (Route 16 north of Glover to Lake Memphremagog)
Joe's Brook River, Calendonia County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (West Danville to covered bridge)
Little River - West Branch, Lamoille County, 21 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3 miles long (Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot)
Winooski River, Washington County, 21 miles away
      Class I(II) - 5 miles long (Middlesex to Waterbury)
 Ski Areas Near Lamoille River - Wild Branch:
Jay Peak, Vermont , 17 miles away, 2153 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 22 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 23 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Mont Sutton, Quebec , 26 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 53 runs
Owls Head, Quebec , 26 miles away, 1772 foot drop, 8 lifts, 27 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 28 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Lyndon Outing Club, Vermont , 34 miles away, 433 foot drop, 3 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Bromont, Quebec , 37 miles away, 1271 foot drop, 5 lifts, 52 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 37 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 37 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Lamoille River - Wild Branch:
Muddy Moose, Morrisville , 13 miles away
Ye Olde England Inne, Stowe , 17 miles away
Northern Lights Lodge, Stowe , 17 miles away
The Season's Pass Inn, Stowe , 17 miles away
The Mountain Road Resort, Stowe , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lamoille River - Wild Branch:
Mountain View Campground, Morrisville, 5 miles away
Elmore State Park, Lake Elmore, 5 miles away
Lakeview Camping Area, Eden Mills, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Lamoille River - Wild Branch:
Bayley Hazen Military Road Trail, Orleans , 13 miles away
Kettle Pond Trail, Caledonia , 18 miles away
Osmore Pond Hiking Loop, Caledonia , 19 miles away
Owls Head Trail, Caledonia , 19 miles away
Big Deer Mountain Trail, Caledonia , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lamoille River - Wild Branch:
Elmore State Park, Vermont , 6 miles away
New Discovery State Park, Vermont , 15 miles away
Boulder Beach State Park, Vermont , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lamoille River - Wild Branch:
Farm Resort & Golf Course, Morrisville , 10 miles away
Copley Golf Course, Morrisville , 10 miles away
Woodbury Golf Course, Woodbury , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Lamoille River - Wild Branch
Wapanacki Lake, Lamoille , 5 miles away
Green River Reservoir, Lamoille , 5 miles away
Lake Elmore, Lamoille , 5 miles away

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