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Vermont whitewater, West River

Windham county, Salmon Hole to Route 100 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     3.2 miles
  The Salmon Hole to Route 100 stretch of West River in Windham County is 3.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Vermont you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are plenty
    of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The nature scenery of Vermont and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll
find a large number of good rivers. This section is quite short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Whitewater paddling here in the Green Mountains is a great experience. If you're coming from Bennington it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to  
keep you coming back for more. No need to look hard for hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Molly Stark State Park is a pleasant site; hey, Gotta ski right? Magic Mountain is a great place to do that. Having a great time in the Green Mountains is painless. Places like Jamaica State Park are magnificent to check out, and you're sure to run into some smiling folks from Jamaica here. This river is always fun. Hiking is a popular thing to do around West River; Hamilton Falls Trail is a great local trail. There's great hiking along the Overlook Trail.

West River, Salmon Hole to Route 100 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 - 3.2 miles long (Salmon Hole to Route 100)
Ball Mountain Brook, Windham County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Metcalf Road to Jamaica State Park)
Wardsboro Brook, Windham County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (North Wardsboro to West River)
West River, Windham County, 6 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, 11 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)
Saxton's River, Windham County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Grafton to Connecticut River)
Deerfield River - East Branch, -blank- County, 13 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)
 Ski Areas Near West River:
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 5 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 8 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 10 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 11 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 12 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 13 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 15 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 20 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Killington, Vermont , 25 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 26 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
 Hotels Near West River:
Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton Mountain , 4 miles away
Deerhill Inn, West Dover , 10 miles away
Inn At Mount Snow, West Dover , 10 miles away
Deerhill Inn, West Dover , 10 miles away
Laylas Riverside Lodge, West Dover , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near West River:
Jamaica State Park, Jamaica, 1 miles away
Winhall Brook, South Londonderry, 3 miles away
Winhall Brook - Ball Mountain Lake, -blank-, 4 miles away
 Trails Near West River:
Overlook Trail, Windham , 2 miles away
Hamilton Falls Trail, Windham , 2 miles away
Railroad Bed Trail, Windham , 2 miles away
Little Michigan Trail, Bennington , 11 miles away
Utley Brook Trail, Bennington , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near West River:
Jamaica State Park, Vermont , 2 miles away
Molly Stark State Park, Vermont , 13 miles away
Emerald Lake State Park, Vermont , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near West River:
Sitzmark Country Club, Wilmington , 5 miles away
Tater Hill Golf Club, Chester , 8 miles away
Okemo Valley Golf Club, Ludlow , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near West River
Searsburg Reservoir, Bennington , 15 miles away
Emerald Lake, Bennington , 17 miles away
Wallingford Pond, Rutland , 17 miles away

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