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Connecticut whitewater, Natchaug River

Tolland Windham county, England Road to Route 198 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     0.9 miles
Where is the canoe access? Says Ron Sloan

You may wish to add the following link from Natchaug River page: http://www.ctxguide.com/ctxguide_144.htm Says Bryan McFarland

The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The natural beauty of Connecticut and
    the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The England Road to Route 198 stretch of Natchaug River in Tolland/ Windham County is 0.9 miles long and is according to American Whitewater
a class II-IV section of whitewater. 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. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling spots. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system,  
the England Road to Route 198 stretch is one of them. This is a very short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The put-in location is a short drive from Willimantic, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
Time spent at Woodstock Town Beach right next door to Natchaug River is always glorious; Mashamoquet Brook State Park is a nice place to stretch your legs a bit. Lots of people from Chaplin come to Natchaug River, and Natchaug River is in close proximity to Mansfield Hollow State Park which is a picturesque site.

Natchaug River, England Road to Route 198 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Natchaug River.
 Whitewater Near Natchaug River:
Natchaug River, Tolland/ Windham County, 0 miles away
      Class II-IV - 0.9 miles long (England Road to Route 198)
Quinebaug River, Windham County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (Below Route 6)
Salmon River, New London County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 4.6 miles long (Old Route 2 to covered bridge at Highway 16)
Quaboag River, Worcester/Hampden County, 23 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Warren to Route 67)
 Ski Areas Near Natchaug River:
Pine Ridge, Massachusetts , 32 miles away, 200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 8 runs
Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts , 41 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Yawgoo Valley, Rhode Island , 44 miles away, 245 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Powder Ridge, Connecticut , 45 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 56 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 57 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 58 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 63 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 66 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 67 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Natchaug River:
Marina at American Wharf, Norwich , 14 miles away
Niantic Bay Marina, Uncasville , 17 miles away
Gales Ferry Marina, Gales Ferry , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Natchaug River:
Woodstock Town Beach, Windham , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Natchaug River:
Best Western Storrs, Mansfield Center , 6 miles away
Nathan Hale Inn And Conf Ctr, Storrs , 9 miles away
Rodeway Inn Willington, Willington , 12 miles away
Courtyard Norwich, Norwich , 12 miles away
Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun, Uncasville , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Natchaug River:
Nickerson Park Campgrounds, Chaplin, 1 miles away
Natchaug State Forest - Silvermine Horse Camp, Chaplin, 4 miles away
Charlie Brown Campground, Eastford, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Natchaug River:
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 19 miles away
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket - RI , 45 miles away
Mansfield Hollow State Park, Connecticut , 3 miles away
Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Connecticut , 11 miles away
Bigelow Hollow State Park, Connecticut , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Natchaug River:
Harrisville Golf Course, Woodstock , 15 miles away
River Ridge Golf Course, Jewett City , 15 miles away
Skungamaug River Golf Club, Coventry , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Natchaug River
Halls Pond, Windham , 3 miles away
Red Cedar Lake, New London , 14 miles away
Hamilton Reservoir, Tolland , 15 miles away

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