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Vermont whitewater, Otter Creek

Rutland / Addison county, Above Bleeders Dam to Bleeders Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     0 miles
  If you're coming from Rutland it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Vermont you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Otter Creek doesn't have a lot of paddling sections,
    the Above Bleeders Dam to Bleeders Dam section is the only one. This section is very short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There's camping available near Otter Creek. This section of
Otter Creek in Vermont is 0 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Vermont scenery and the cool fresh water have people coming here. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll  
    have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Half Moon Pond State Park is a nice location, and you can have a good
  hiking adventure along the Nature Trail. Places like Branbury State Park are great to stop at, and going for a hike along the Falls of Lana Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. This river has so much to offer. While you're here at Otter Creek you will meet lots of folks from nearby Whiting. Through the days of summer, highs frequently are in the 80's at Otter Creek, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Otter Creek, Above Bleeders Dam to Bleeders Dam 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 Otter Creek.
 Whitewater Near Otter Creek:
Middlebury River, AddisonCounty, 10 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Ripton to East Middlebury)
New Haven River, AddisonCounty, 16 miles away
      Class V - 1.3 miles long (West Lincoln to Route 116 bridge)
Poultney River, RutlandCounty, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (US Route 4 to Carvers Falls Dam)
Poultney River, WashingtonCounty, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (US Route 4 to Carvers Falls Dam)
New Haven River, AddisonCounty, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Baldwin Creek to Otter Creek)
Clarendon River, RutlandCounty, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Clarendon Springs to West Rutland)
La Chute River, EssexCounty, 19 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 3.5 miles long (Lake George to Lake Champlain)
Mettawee River, WashingtonCounty, 21 miles away
      Class I-V - 12 miles long (Raceville to Grays Corner)
Lewis Creek, Chittendon / AddisonCounty, 22 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Prindle Corner to Lake Champlain)
White River, WindsorCounty, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Rochester to Bethel)
 Ski Areas Near Otter Creek:
Sugarbush, Vermont , 23 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 23 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 24 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Killington, Vermont , 27 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 30 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 35 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 35 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 35 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 37 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 39 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
 Marinas Near Otter Creek:
Waterhouse Campground and Marina, Salisbury , 5 miles away
Woodard Marine, Hydeville , 13 miles away
Chipman Point Marina, Orwell , 15 miles away
Champlain Bridge Marina, Vergennes , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Otter Creek:
Courtyard Middlebury, Middlebury , 8 miles away
Middlebury Inn, Middlebury , 8 miles away
Swift House Inn, Middlebury , 9 miles away
Mountain Top Inn And Resort, Chittenden , 16 miles away
Highlander Motel, Rutland , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Otter Creek:
Smoke Rise Family Campground, Rutland County, 4 miles away
Country Village Campgrounds, Brandon, 5 miles away
Lake Dunmore Kampersville, Salisbury, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Otter Creek:
Nature Trail, Addison , 7 miles away
Falls of Lana Trail, Addison , 7 miles away
Chandler Ridge Trail, Addison , 7 miles away
Keewaydin Trail, Addison , 7 miles away
Silver Lake Trail, Addison , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Otter Creek:
Branbury State Park, Vermont , 7 miles away
Half Moon Pond State Park, Vermont , 9 miles away
Bomoseen State Park, Vermont , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Otter Creek:
Neshobe Golf Club, Brandon , 5 miles away
Prospect Bay Country Club, Bomoseen , 9 miles away
Proctor-Pittsford Country Club, Pittsford , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Otter Creek
Lake Dunmore, Addison , 5 miles away
Silver Lake, Addison , 7 miles away
Lake Bomoseen, Rutland , 11 miles away

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