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Vermont whitewater, Poultney River

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


CLASS III-IV     4.5 miles
  This section of Poultney River is 4.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. The natural beauty of Vermont and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The starting location is a short drive from Rutland, as you can see on the road map further down.
    The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The US Route 4 to Carvers Falls Dam section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.
You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier 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. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are campgrounds quite near the  
river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Fair Haven love to come to Poultney River, and obviously, everybody loves Half Moon Pond State Park. While you're here at Poultney River you can take a hike along the Glen Lake Trail, and a visit to Bomoseen State Park rejuvenates the soul. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. If the weather is wonderful here at Poultney River, you can go for a hike along the Bomoseen Hiking Loop. Poultney River gets a typical amount of rain. Most of the rain falls during August, and February on the other hand is the driest.

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 , 5 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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