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Vermont whitewater, Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch

Orange county, Strafford to Rices Mill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Vermont is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The scenic beauty of Orange County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. 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. The put-in location is a short drive from Lebanon, as you can see on the road map further down. The campgrounds here at Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch are pretty
good. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. The Strafford to Rices Mill section of Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch in Orange County is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class II section by American  
Whitewater. The Green Mountains scenery is wonderful.

Briefly about the general area:
At Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch you always meet someone from Vershire. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch; Dartmouth Outing Club Trail is a great local trail. When you're here at Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch it's always fun to go to Quechee State Park, and there's pleasant hiking along the Wrights Mountain Trail. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. From a precipitation point of view Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch is a quite typical spot.

Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch, Strafford to Rices Mill road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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These outdoors activities are available near Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch:
Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch, Orange County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Strafford to Rices Mill)
Ompompanoosuc River, Orange County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (West Fairlee to Thetford Covered Bridge)
Waits River, Orange County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.5 miles long (Waits River Village to Route 25B)
White River - First Branch, Orange County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Chelsea Health Center to above Sawmill Dam)
Ottauquechee River, Windsor County, 13 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 1 miles long (Right above Route 4 to 1 Mile below Route 4)
Bloods Brook, Grafton County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (Ledges)
Mascoma River, Grafton County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 0.33 miles long (Lebanon)
Mascoma River, Grafton County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.9 miles long (Mascoma Lake to Route 4)
Connecticut River, Windsor County, 17 miles away
      Class -blank- - 0.25 miles long (Sumner Falls)
White River, Orange County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 13 miles long (North Royalton to West Hartford)
 Ski Areas Near Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch:
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 17 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 19 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 20 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 23 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 33 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Killington, Vermont , 36 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 36 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 37 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 39 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 40 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
 Beaches Near Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch:
Boulder Beach, Caledonia , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch:
The Norwich Inn, Norwich , 9 miles away
Hanover Inn Dartmouth, Hanover , 10 miles away
Six South St Hotel, Hanover , 10 miles away
Residence Inn Hanover Lebanon, Lebanon , 12 miles away
Courtyard Hanover Lebanon, Lebanon , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch:
Happy Hill Shelter - Appalachian Trail, West Hartford, 9 miles away
Rest n' Nest Campground, Thetford Center, 9 miles away
Rest N' Nest Campground, East Thetford, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch:
Wrights Mountain Trail, Orange , 14 miles away
Dartmouth Outing Club Trail, Grafton , 15 miles away
Grimes Hill Road, Grafton , 17 miles away
Mount Peg Foot and Bridal Trails, Windsor , 18 miles away
Silver Ledge Trail, Caledonia , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch:
Quechee State Park, Vermont , 14 miles away
Ricker Pond State Park, Vermont , 18 miles away
Boulder Beach State Park, Vermont , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch:
Dorset Field Club, Dorset , 9 miles away
Hanover Country Club, Hanover , 10 miles away
Lake Morey Country Club, Fairlee , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch
Mascoma Lake, Grafton , 16 miles away
Goose Pond, Grafton , 19 miles away

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