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Vermont whitewater, West River

Windham county, Londonderry rapids section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     5 miles
Do NOT take out on at newer bridge # RT 100 and RT 30, as it is all privately owned and posted NO TRESSPASSING. VT now is enforcing the land owners rights to stop all public access on private owned land!! Says JL Hood

The put-in is not too far from Bennington, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Vermont and the water flowing gracefully down West River will make you feel great. The average Vermont whitewater
    rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The campgrounds here at West River are pretty
good. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Londonderry rapids stretch of West River in Vermont is 5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The Londonderry rapids section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. A good workout and  
a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. The Green Mountains scenery is wonderful. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at West River it's always fun to pop by Jamaica State Park; you'll meet a lot of people from South Londonderry here. You just can't imagine the amount of outdoors entertaining things the Green Mountains has to offer. Don't leave West River without first going for a hike along the Hamilton Falls Trail.

West River, Londonderry rapids 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 West River.
 Whitewater Near West River:
West River, Windham County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Londonderry rapids)
West River, Windham County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Salmon Hole to Route 100)
Ball Mountain Brook, Windham County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Metcalf Road to Jamaica State Park)
Winhall River, Windham / Bennington County, 8 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.5 miles long (Grahamville School Road to Winhall Campgrounds)
Wardsboro Brook, Windham County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (North Wardsboro to West River)
Big Branch, Rutland County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Mt. Tabor to Appalachian Trail)
Mill River, Rutland County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (East Wallingford to Clarendon)
Saxton's River, Windham County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Grafton to Connecticut River)
Williams River, Windham County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Northchester to Brockway Mills)
Rock River, Windham County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (South Newfane to West River)
 Ski Areas Near West River:
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 2 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 8 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 9 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 11 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 12 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 14 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 16 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Killington, Vermont , 21 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 23 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 24 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
 Hotels Near West River:
Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton Mountain , 1 miles away
Echo Lake Inn, Ludlow , 12 miles away
The Combes Family Inn, Ludlow , 12 miles away
Andrie Rose Inn, Ludlow , 12 miles away
The Pointe At Castle Hill Resort, Ludlow , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near West River:
Winhall Brook - Ball Mountain Lake, -blank-, 1 miles away
Winhall Brook, South Londonderry, 2 miles away
Jamaica State Park, Jamaica, 5 miles away
 Trails Near West River:
Hamilton Falls Trail, Windham , 4 miles away
Overlook Trail, Windham , 6 miles away
Railroad Bed Trail, Windham , 6 miles away
Little Michigan Trail, Bennington , 7 miles away
Utley Brook Trail, Bennington , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near West River:
Jamaica State Park, Vermont , 6 miles away
Emerald Lake State Park, Vermont , 15 miles away
Molly Stark State Park, Vermont , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near West River:
Tater Hill Golf Club, Chester , 7 miles away
Sitzmark Country Club, Wilmington , 10 miles away
Okemo Valley Golf Club, Ludlow , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near West River
Wallingford Pond, Rutland , 13 miles away
Emerald Lake, Bennington , 14 miles away
Spring Lake, Rutland , 17 miles away

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