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Vermont whitewater, Ball Mountain Brook

Windham county, Metcalf Road to Jamaica State Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     3.5 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Vermont are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The put-in is not too far from Bennington, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Ball Mountain Brook in Vermont is 3.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater.
    Whitewater paddling here in the Green Mountains is a great experience. There are some good hotels near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Whether you're whitewater rafting
or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. The Metcalf Road to Jamaica State Park stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The scenic beauty of Windham County and the playfulness of the  
water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a great hiking trail near Ball Mountain Brook called the Railroad Bed Trail, and a good spot like Jamaica State Park is too great to leave out. Whohoo, so much entertaining stuff in one place! The Green Mountains is unbeatable! The Overlook Trail is a delightful hiking trail close to Ball Mountain Brook, and the great folks of Jamaica like to hang out nearby. A river like this is too good to miss. Going to Molly Stark State Park close to Ball Mountain Brook is a pleasant thing to do, and good skiing awaits you at Magic Mountain.

Ball Mountain Brook, Metcalf Road to Jamaica State Park 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 Ball Mountain Brook.
 Whitewater Near Ball Mountain Brook:
Ball Mountain Brook, Windham County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Metcalf Road to Jamaica State Park)
West River, Windham County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Salmon Hole to Route 100)
Wardsboro Brook, Windham County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (North Wardsboro to West River)
West River, Windham County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Londonderry rapids)
Winhall River, Windham / Bennington County, 8 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.5 miles long (Grahamville School Road to Winhall Campgrounds)
Rock River, Windham County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (South Newfane to West River)
West River, Windham County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 2.75 miles long (Ball Mountain Dam to Jamaica State Park)
Deerfield River - East Branch, -blank- County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Somerset Reservoir to Searsburg Reservoir)
Green River, Franklin County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (West Leyden to covered bridge)
Saxton's River, Windham County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Grafton to Connecticut River)
 Ski Areas Near Ball Mountain Brook:
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 6 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 7 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 9 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 11 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 11 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 13 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 16 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 19 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 25 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Killington, Vermont , 26 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
 Hotels Near Ball Mountain Brook:
Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton Mountain , 5 miles away
Deerhill Inn, West Dover , 9 miles away
Inn At Mount Snow, West Dover , 9 miles away
Deerhill Inn, West Dover , 9 miles away
Laylas Riverside Lodge, West Dover , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ball Mountain Brook:
Jamaica State Park, Jamaica, 2 miles away
Winhall Brook, South Londonderry, 3 miles away
Winhall Brook - Ball Mountain Lake, -blank-, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Ball Mountain Brook:
Overlook Trail, Windham , 2 miles away
Railroad Bed Trail, Windham , 3 miles away
Hamilton Falls Trail, Windham , 3 miles away
Little Michigan Trail, Bennington , 11 miles away
Utley Brook Trail, Bennington , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ball Mountain Brook:
Jamaica State Park, Vermont , 3 miles away
Molly Stark State Park, Vermont , 12 miles away
Emerald Lake State Park, Vermont , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ball Mountain Brook:
Sitzmark Country Club, Wilmington , 5 miles away
Tater Hill Golf Club, Chester , 9 miles away
Manchester Country Club, Manchester Center , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Ball Mountain Brook
Searsburg Reservoir, Bennington , 14 miles away
Lake Sadawga, Windham , 17 miles away
Emerald Lake, Bennington , 17 miles away

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