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New York whitewater, Poultney River

Washington county, US Route 4 to Carvers Falls Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     4 miles
  If you're coming from Rutland 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. The US Route 4 to Carvers Falls Dam section of Poultney River in New York is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. The natural beauty of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here
    to paddle. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you've been whitewater rafting
and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. The campgrounds here at Poultney River are pretty good. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. There are a few other sections  
in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Half Moon Pond State Park is a great place, and there is a tremendous hiking trail nearby called the Glen Lake Trail. Places like Bomoseen State Park are delightful to stop by, and since you're here you will meet lots of folks from close by Fair Haven. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Going for a hike on the Bomoseen Hiking Loop is always a splendid adventure. Poultney River gets a common amount of yearly rainfall. The month with most of the rain is August, and February is the month with the least moisture.

Poultney River, US Route 4 to Carvers Falls Dam 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 Poultney River.
 Whitewater Near Poultney River:
Poultney River, Rutland County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (US Route 4 to Carvers Falls Dam)
Poultney River, Washington County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (US Route 4 to Carvers Falls Dam)
Mettawee River, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class I-V - 12 miles long (Raceville to Grays Corner)
La Chute River, Essex County, 15 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 3.5 miles long (Lake George to Lake Champlain)
Otter Creek, Rutland / Addison County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0 miles long (Above Bleeders Dam to Bleeders Dam)
Clarendon River, Rutland County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Clarendon Springs to West Rutland)
Putnam Creek, Essex County, 23 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Penfield Pond to Factoryville)
Middlebury River, Addison County, 26 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Ripton to East Middlebury)
Whitewater Outfitter - Battenkill Valley Outdoors, Washington County, 26 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Batten Kill River, Washington County, 27 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Greenwich to Hudson River)
 Ski Areas Near Poultney River:
Snow Valley, Vermont , 31 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 32 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 32 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 33 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
West Mountain, New York , 34 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Killington, Vermont , 34 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 36 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 37 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 38 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 40 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Poultney River:
Woodard Marine, Hydeville , 5 miles away
Chipman Point Marina, Orwell , 11 miles away
Snug Harbor South, Silver Bay , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Poultney River:
Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites, Ticonderoga , 15 miles away
Super 8 Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga , 16 miles away
Courtyard Middlebury, Middlebury , 22 miles away
The Middlebury Inn, Middlebury , 22 miles away
Rodeway Inn Rutland, Rutland , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Poultney River:
Bomoseen State Park Campground, Rutland County, 5 miles away
Half Moon State Park Campground, Rutland County, 7 miles away
Lake Bomoseen Campground, Bomoseen, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Poultney River:
Glen Lake Trail, Rutland , 6 miles away
Bomoseen Hiking Loop, Rutland , 6 miles away
Half Moon Pond Trail, Rutland , 7 miles away
Daniel Coffey Memorial Trial, Rutland , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Poultney River:
Bomoseen State Park, Vermont , 6 miles away
Half Moon Pond State Park, Vermont , 7 miles away
Lake St. Catherine State Park, Vermont , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Poultney River:
Milestone Golf Club, Whitehall , 5 miles away
Skene Valley Country Club, Whitehall , 6 miles away
Valley View Golf Course, Whitehall , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Poultney River
Lake Bomoseen, Rutland , 6 miles away
Lake George, Essex , 17 miles away

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