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Vermont whitewater, White River

Windsor county, Rochester to Bethel section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     20 miles
  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. The beautiful scenery of Windsor County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The beautiful Green Mountains scenery is an added
    bonus. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Rochester to Bethel section is just one of them. This
stretch of White River in Vermont is 20 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in  
advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Bethel come to White River; you'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Twin Farms while you're here. But wait, there's more enjoyable stuff to do in the Green Mountains. A great place like Allis State Park in close proximity to White River is too good to leave out, and a wooded vicinity nearby is Bethel Town Forest. This is such a fun river. Don't leave White River without visiting Silver Lake State Park, and don't leave White River without first checking out Heap Pinnacle.

White River, Rochester to Bethel 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 White River.
 Whitewater Near White River:
White River, Windsor County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Rochester to Bethel)
White River, Orange County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 13 miles long (North Royalton to West Hartford)
White River - First Branch, Orange County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Chelsea Health Center to above Sawmill Dam)
Mad River, Washington County, 20 miles away
      Class I(V) - 4 miles long (Middle)
Mad River, Washington County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 2 miles long (1st Hydro Dam to Winooski River)
Winooski River, Washington County, 22 miles away
      Class I(II) - 5 miles long (Middlesex to Waterbury)
Ottauquechee River, Windsor County, 23 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 1 miles long (Right above Route 4 to 1 Mile below Route 4)
Mill River, Rutland County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (East Wallingford to Clarendon)
New Haven River, Addison County, 23 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Baldwin Creek to Otter Creek)
Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch, Orange County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Strafford to Rices Mill)
 Ski Areas Near White River:
Twin Farms, Vermont , 10 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Killington, Vermont , 14 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 14 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 14 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 20 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 22 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 23 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 25 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 30 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 33 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
 Hotels Near White River:
Trailside Inn, Killington , 10 miles away
Cortina Inn And Suites, Killington , 12 miles away
Mountain Sports Inn, Killington , 12 miles away
Killington Mountain Lodge, Killington , 12 miles away
Cascades Lodge, Killington , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White River:
Abel Mountain Campground, Randolph, 4 miles away
Silver Lake State Park, Bethel, 5 miles away
Mountain Trails Camping Area, Rochester, 8 miles away
 Trails Near White River:
Barnard Trail, Windsor , 8 miles away
Bear Hill Trail, Orange , 11 miles away
Circle Trail, Rutland , 13 miles away
Juggernaut Trail, Rutland , 14 miles away
South Pond Trail, Rutland , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near White River:
Silver Lake State Park, Vermont , 8 miles away
Allis State Park, Vermont , 11 miles away
Gifford Woods State Park, Vermont , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White River:
Montague Golf Club, Randolph , 5 miles away
White River Golf Course, Rochester , 8 miles away
Green Mountain National Golf Course, Killington , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near White River
Chittenden Reservoir, Rutland , 17 miles away
Pecks Pond, Washington , 19 miles away

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