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Vermont whitewater, Little River

Washington county, Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I(III)     2.5 miles
  This stretch of Little River is 2.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I(III) section. If you're coming from Barre it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch is short so you'll have to walk back to the start over
    and over. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Vermont is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The wonderful
Vermont scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whitewater paddling here in the Green Mountains is a great experience. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
A trip to Little River State Park invigorates the spirit, and Little River is right by the Stevenson Brook Trail. So many exciting things to do in the Green Mountains, not enough time. The best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of close by Bolton Valley. Take a hike on the Hedgehop Hill Loop Trail, and if you're dropping by from Waterbury, you won't be the only one. Everybody loves Waterbury Center State Park. Summertime at Little River comes with high temperatures in the 60's. Once the sun is down it dips down to the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 10's, and nighttime lows at Little River all through the wintertime generally dip into the 0's.

Little River, Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River 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 Little River.
 Whitewater Near Little River:
Little River, Washington County, 1 miles away
      Class I(III) - 2.5 miles long (Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River)
Ridley Brook, Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River)
Mad River, Washington County, 6 miles away
      Class I(V) - 4 miles long (Middle)
Mad River, Washington County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 2 miles long (1st Hydro Dam to Winooski River)
Little River - West Branch, Lamoille County, 7 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3 miles long (Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot)
Winooski River, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class I(II) - 5 miles long (Middlesex to Waterbury)
Minister Brook, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kimball Road to Route 12)
Mill Brook, Chittenden County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 5 miles long (Jericho)
Huntington River, Chittenden County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Hanksville to Cochran Road)
Lamoille River, Lamoille County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Slide Falls to Jeffersonville)
 Ski Areas Near Little River:
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 6 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 8 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 10 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 13 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 14 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 14 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Jay Peak, Vermont , 34 miles away, 2153 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 34 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 35 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Killington, Vermont , 37 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
 Hotels Near Little River:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Waterbury - Stowe, Waterbury , 2 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Waterbury Stowe, Waterbury , 2 miles away
Topnotch Resort, Stowe , 7 miles away
Stowe Motel, Stowe , 7 miles away
The Riverside Inn, Stowe , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little River:
Little River State Park, Waterbury, 1 miles away
Duxbury Campground, Waterbury, 4 miles away
Gold Brook Campground, Stowe, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Little River:
Stevenson Brook Trail, Washington , 2 miles away
Hedgehop Hill Loop Trail, Washington , 2 miles away
Dalley Loop Trail, Washington , 2 miles away
Sawmill Loop Trail, Washington , 3 miles away
Nose Dive Trail, Chittenden , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little River:
Little River State Park, Vermont , 1 miles away
Waterbury Center State Park, Vermont , 3 miles away
Underhill State Park, Vermont , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little River:
Blush Hill Country Club, Waterbury , 1 miles away
Country Club of Vermont, Waterbury Center , 3 miles away
Stowe Country Club, Stowe , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Little River
Lake Lamoille, Lamoille , 15 miles away
Lake Elmore, Lamoille , 19 miles away
Pecks Pond, Washington , 19 miles away

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