|Access Point||River mile||Site Description||City||State|
|Fourth Connecticut Lake||410||Foot access only; 0.75 mile walk to a shallow pond with a floating bog that marks the headwaters of the Connecticut River.||Pittsburg||New Hampshire|
|Third Connecticut Lake||407.5||Unimproved ramp (car-top access only) provides access to a small crystalline lake, primarily used by anglers with or without motors.||Pittsburg||New Hampshire|
|Second Connecticut Lake access||401||Improved ramp providing access to a big, open, and beautiful lake. Also consider exploring East Inlet and Scott Bog, accessible from East Inlet Road.||Pittsburg||New Hampshire|
|Magalloway Bridge Access||396.5||Improved, car-top only access, providing access to quickwater-Class IV rapids (depending on flow conditions!).||Pittsburg||New Hampshire|
|First Connecticut Lake||392||Improved ramp for all boats||Pittsburg||New Hampshire|
|Lake Francis Ramp||388||Improved ramp providing access to Lake Francis, off south side of RT. 3.||Pittsburg||New Hampshire|
|Lake Francis State Park||388||Improved ramp providing access to a popular (and often windy) lake.||Pittsburg||New Hampshire|
|Fletcher Bridge - informal Access||382||An informal launch site in Pittsburgh provides access to a stretch of quickwater and Class I-II rapids, navigable at medium water levels (look for flow conditions between 250-1000 cfs). Warning: access is steep with tricky footing. An easier access can be found slightly downstream off Rt 3.||Pittsburg||New Hampshire|
|Beecher Falls Landing||374.5||Behind the closed Candlestick Restaurant, immediately downstream of the Rt 3 bridge, this access provides a take-out for groups not seeking to run the challenging Beecher Falls rapids that follow.||Vermont|
|Canaan Access||373||Starting point for multi-day journeys. Located just below the Canaan to West Stewartstown Bridge. Park in the field downstream of the access, on land recently conserved by the Vermont River Conservancy.||Canaan||Vermont|
|Arlin Brook Access||365.5||Unimproved ramp. Car-top access only. Access via an unmarked dirt road leading west of US 3 across from a rest area with the Connecticut River Byway Wapoint Center for Colebrook. Do not park in the turn-around area, as boats with trailers need space to navigate.||Colebrook||New Hampshire|
|Colebrook Bridge St. Access||362.5||A foot bridge and small set of stairs leads to a sandy area under the Lemingyon-Colebrook Bridge, on the New Hampshire side of river. Car-top access only. Accessed off of Bill Bromage Drive.||Colebrook||New Hampshire|
|Columbia Covered Bridge||359||
Access is possible on both sides of the river. However, access is easier on the Vermont side, where there is an unimproved ramp.
|Lemington River Access||355.8||Improved access developed for paddlers, drift boats, and rafts.||Lemington||Vermont|
|Lymans Falls NH||350.6||A rough gravel road through a small quarry leads to a picnic area and river access just below the breached dam at Lyman Falls in Columbia, NH||Columbia||New Hampshire|
|Debanville Landing||347.7||Unimproved path. Car-top access only. Park by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail kiosk on the other side of RT 102.||Bloomfield||Vermont|
|N. Stratford Access||346.8||Across is possible from the Riverside Park playing fields. Unimproved path, for car-top access only.||North Stratford||New Hampshire|
|Maidstone Bridge||336.4||Cartop access on New Hampshire side, down river of bridge.||Startford||New Hampshire|
|Wyoming Dam Portage and Access||322.9||The breached Wyoming Dam is a hazard due to rebar jutting into the river. A take out is located immediately upstream on the Vermont side. A portage trail takes paddlers acros Route 105 to a put-in downstream of the dam. Please be considerate of adjacent landowners and stay on the portage trail. Limited parking is available for those seeking to begin a river trip here.||Guildhall||Vermont|
|US 2 Bridge Access||313.3||At bridge in Lancaster, one finds an improved ramp for all boats. Ask at gas station for best location to park.||Lancaster||New Hampshire|
|Mount Orne Covered Bridge||307.3||Small parking area and hand-carry launch, just south of the Mount Orne Covered Bridge on the Vermont side of the river.||Lunenburg||Vermont|
|John's River Ramp||304.2||Maintained by the power company at Gilman Dam.||Dalton||New Hampshire|
|Gilman Boat Launch||297.8||This launch site, provided by TransCanada Hydro is suitable for all boats. It somewhat difficult to find and can be shallow and muddy at low water.||Gilman||Vermont|
|North Littleton Boat Launch||294.7||Improved ram for all boats.||North Littleton||New Hampshire|
|Pattenville Boat Launch||292.5||Improved ramp for all boat types||Littleton||New Hampshire|
|Pine Island Boat Launch:||292.5||Improved ramp, accessible from the north side of NH 135/18||Littleton||New Hampshire|
|Dodge Hill Boat Launch||292.3||Improved ramp.||Littleton||New Hampshire|
|Waterford Boat Launch||291.6||Improved launch, off Riverside Cemetery Rd.||Waterford||Vermont|
|Moore Dam Picnic Area||291||Located on the south side of Moore Dam. Location of picnic area and Improved ramp for all boats.||Littleton||New Hampshire|
|Moore Dam Portage (VT)||290.5||North side of Moore Dam. Well-marked. 1/4 mile portage trail on mostly grass. River access only. More popular.||Lower Waterford||Vermont|
|Waterford Bridge Boat Launch||289.5||On north side of NH 135 just after NH 135 and 18 split. Improved launch. Toilets.||Littleton||New Hampshire|
|Pine Grove Boat Launch||283.5||Off Comerford Dam Road on VT side. Improved ramp. Toilets.||Barnet||Vermont|
|Comerford Dam - Downstream Access||283.3||For whitewater canoes and kayaks. Water levels can rise up to six feet and create Class III rapids. Difficult going at low water because of boulders and shallows.||Monroe||New Hampshire|
|Comerford Dam - Reservoir Access||282.1||Improved ramp. Steep but groomed portage trail.||Monroe||New Hampshire|
|Passumpsic River Access||281.5||On Passumpsic River, this unimproved access is for car-top launches only.||East Barnet||Vermont|
|Barnet-Monroe Bridge Access||279||At base of bridge connecting US 5 and NH 135 on NH side. Small launch - unimproved ramp, car top only||Monroe||New Hampshire|
|McIndoe Falls Portage And Access||276||This short, easy portage around the dam also serves as a car-top only access point.||Monroe||New Hampshire|
|Ryegate Dame Portage and Access Point||272.4||Unimproved path - car-top access only, from short portage trail on NH side, around run of the river dam. Parking and toilet facilities.||Bath||New Hampshire|
Small, sandy beach in town of Woodsville. Downstream of bridge, on Connecticut Street. Unimproved ramp, car-top access only.
|Knoxland Cartop Boat Lauch||265||
Steep bank provides limited public access point across conserved land. Knoxland Farm provides a public boat launch site for muscle powered cartop boats such as canoes and kayaks.
|Newbury-Haverhill Bridge Access||257.5||
Improved ramp for all boat types.
|Bedell Bridge State Park||254.5||Boat ramp and picnic area at premier birding site.||Haverhill||New Hampshire|
|Bugbee Landing Access Point||248||
Small dock and unimproved ramp at the mouth of Waits River. Access off Doe Meadow Rd by driving through fairgrounds.
|Orford Boat Landing||239.5||Improved ramp and dock||Orford, NH||New Hampshire|
|North Thetford Landing||233.8||Improved ramp for all boat types.||Thetford||Vermont|
|Hewes Brook Boat Launch||229.8||Located on River Rd. in Lyme, this site provides car-top access to the Connecticut River at the mouth of Hewes Brook.||Lyme, NH||New Hampshire|
|Ompompanoosuc Launch||226.5||Unimproved ramp for all boat types||Pampanoosuc||Vermont|
Improved boat ramp and dock managed by the town of Hanover
|Ledyard Canoe Club||221.3||The Ledyard Canoe Club allows the public to use their launch, located in Hanover, NH||Hanover, NH||New Hampshire|
|Wilder Picnic Area||219.3||On Vermont shore. Small dock and picnic area.||Hartford||Vermont|
|Kiowatt Park Boat Landing||219.1||Boating facility and public recreation area with several launch points, a picnic area, and hiking trails along the river.||Hartford||Vermont|
|East Wilder Boat Launch||219||Off Rt 10 N, take a left on Wilder Rd||Lebanon, NH||New Hampshire|
|Wilder Dam Portage||218.6||Unimproved path, car-top access only.||Lebanon, NH||New Hampshire|
|Lyman Point Park Launch||217.1||Unimproved path provides access from a town park.||Hartford Township||Vermont|
|Lebanon Public Boat Launch||215.7||Near wastewater treatment facility.||Lebanon, NH||New Hampshire|
|Blood's Brook Launch||213.5||In Lebanon Wildlife Management Area. Unimproved path. Cartop only.||Lebanon, NH||New Hampshire|
|Ottauquechee Launch||211.8||Unimproved ramp for cartop launches only.||North Hartland||Vermont|
|Sumner Falls Portage and Access||209.3||Well marked portage trail. Fantastic white water play reach. Dangerous Rapids For Open Boats. Unimproved path. Unmarked road provides access from the Vermont side to a picnic area and launch point.||Hartland.||Vermont|
|Cornish Boat Landing||202.3||Unimproved ramp just north of covered bridge.||Cornish||Vermont|
|Wilgus State Park Access||196.3||Small park with campgrounds just past the mouth of the Sugar River. Steep and muddy takeout.||Ascutney||Vermont|
|Ashley Ferry State Park||192.8||Only improved boat ramp between Cornish and Chesire.||Claremont, NH||New Hampshire|
|Hoyt's Landing||185.1||Improved ramp for all boating types. One of the few spots on the river that is wheelchair accessible. Geared toward anglers. Toilets.||Springfield||Vermont|
|Patch Park||184.5||Expansive, grassy picnic area and playing field with a unimproved ramp that accommodates small boats.||Charlestown, NH||New Hampshire|
|Charlestown Lower Landing||182.7||
NOTE: THIS SITE IS CLOSED FOR REPAIRS
|Charlestown, NH||New Hampshire|
|Herrick's Cove Picnic Area and Boat Launch||178.8||Peaceful park on Vermont side, maintained by power company.||Rockingham||Vermont|
|Pine Street Boat Launch||176.1||Small ramp next to an old brick building.||North Walpole, NH||New Hampshire|
|Pine Street Boat Launch||176.1||Small ramp next to an old brick building.||North Walpole, NH||New Hampshire|
|Bellows Falls Historical Society River Access||175.5||
Footpath providing access for nonmotorized boats bellow the Bellows Falls Historical Society.
|Connecticut River Car-Top Access||171.6||Shaded by enormous siler maples, which help stabilize banks against erosion.||Walpole, NH||New Hampshire|
|North Walpole Access||171||
Sandy beach below Bellows Falls
|Connecticut River Car-Top Access||166.5||
Shaded by enormous siler maples, which help stabilize banks against erosion.
|Walpole, NH||New Hampshire|
|Putney Landing||158.8||Improved ramp for car-top and small motorboats.||Putney||Vermont|
|Dummerston Landing||158.3||Small access point maintained by VT Fish and Game.||Dummerston||Vermont|
|Chesterfield River Road Boat Access||155.2||Improved ramp for all boat types.||Chesterfield||Vermont|
|Old Ferry Road Boat Access||153.2||Improved ramp for all boat types.||Brattleboro||Vermont|
|Retreat Meadows||150.5||Limited parking along road. Improved ramp for car-top boats.||Brattleboro||Vermont|
|Broad Brook||147.6||Unimproved cartop launch||Brattleboro||Vermont|
|Hinsdale Access||144.7||Muddy beach in cove serves as an informal access point for small boats.||Hinsdale||New Hampshire|
Limited parking along road. Improved ramp for car-top boats.
|Governor Hunt Recreation Area||143.7||Provides access below the Vernon dam. Open for day use only - no overnight use.||Vernon||Vermont|
|Riverview Picnic and Recreation Area||124.5||
Picnic area owned by First Light.
|Barton Cove Canoe & Kayak Rental Area||118.25||
Picnic area and boat rental operation owned by FirstLight. Location for portage shuttle.
|State Boat Ramp at Bartons Cove||118||
Improved Launch for all boating types.
|Deerfield River Launch||117||
Informal launch, accessed by walking down an unimproved path after crossing over a guardrail
|Popular Street Access||117||
Steep, eroding access serves as a put-in below the Turner's Falls Dam
Paved access off School Street
|Cow Bridge Brook Ramp (Hatfield Town Ramp)||100||
Unimproved ramp. Seasonal toilets.
|Elwell Recreation Area||92.5||
Improved access area with ample parking, toilet facilities, and a float dock.
|Oxbow State Ramp||87.5||
Improved ramp for all boating sites located in an old river oxbow on the west side of the river.
Boat ramp, marina, and take-out location for HG&E to shuttle around dam.
|Canal Park (South Hadley Canoe Ramp)||82.5||
A small park with a seasonal dock that serves as a takeout above the dam.
|Stanly Berchulski Fisherman Access||81.5||
A steep access road and improved ramp provides access below the dam in Holyhoke.
|Jones Ferry River Access||77.5||
Improved ramp for all boating sites.
|Medina Street Ramp||77||
Improved access for all boating types.
Steep set of concrete stairs provides access from the city of Springfield from a riverside park. No nearby parking.
Unimproved car-top access in a small municipal park.
Picnic area provides access in the Town of Agwam. 150 yard walk down improved trail.
Peaceful park suitable for launching hand-carry boats, just south of a yacht club
|Thomsponsville Town Ramp||64||
Well developed access with ample parking.
|Kings Island Boat Launch||63||
Improved ramp, just south of junction of Bridge Street and Parson's Road.
|Windsor Locks Public Ramp||57.5||
This privately owned launch, 1530 Palisado Avnue (CT 159), houses an improved ramp for all boat types. It is just to the south of Albertson Restaurant and Pub
|South Windsor Public Ramp||53||
Improved ramp and parking off Vibert Road.
|Bissell Bridge Boat Launch||52||
Improved Ramp For All Boating Types
Community boathouse and improved ramp for all boating types, off Jennings Road. Volleyball, cricket and playgrounds, trails, sculptures, and athletic fields.
|Great River Park||49||
Improved ramp off East River Drive. 350-seat amphitheater, toilets, sculptures and almost two miles of paved and lighted riverwalks.
|Charter Oak Landing||47.2||
Improved ramp off Reserve Road in Hartford, CT.
|Wethersfield Cove Boat Launch||45||
Includes docks, moorings in the Cove and a boat launch with access to the Connecticut River. Launch fee charged ($7 resident, $15 nonresident for a small boat).
|Glastonbury Public Ramp||44.5||
Unimproved ramp for car-top boats only.
|Rocky Hill Ferry Park Boat Launch||37.5||
Improved ramp. $60 seasonal fee for residents, $30 daily fee for nonresidents.
Docks and improved ramp for car-top and small trailer boats.
|Haddam Meadows State Park||19||
Improved ramp for all boating types, picnic tables, and seasonal portable bathroom facilities.
|Salmon River Boat Launch||17||
Improved launch for all boating types located at the mouth of Salmon River off Route 149, 1.5 miles north of the junction with Route 82.
|East Haddam Town Landing (Goodspeed Landing)||15.5||
A sandy, car top boat launch just south of the Goodspeed Opera House parking lot.
|Chester Town Boat Landing||14||
Improved launch for town residents with valid sticker only.
|Hadlyme Ferry Boat Launch||13||
An unimproved ramp, car top only, just upstream of the Hadlyme ferry and Gillette Caste State Park.
|Lyme Town Boat Access||9||
Car top only launch off Cove Rd.
|Little Point Street||7.5||
Improved ramp, car-top only.
Improved ramp, car-top only
|Essex Town Dock||6||
Improved ramp for all boating types. Limited parking.
Small car-top launch at end of Scholes Lane. On street parking.
|Nott Lane Open Space||6||
Car-top launch adjacent to Essex Town Park
Small cartop north of Baldwin Bridge on Route 156, past the Old Lyme Marina
|Deep River Town Landing||4.5||
Well equiped boat launch and fishing pier.
|Baldwin Bridge State Boat Launch||3.5||
Improved Ramp For All Boat Types
|Old Lyme Road Launch Site||3||
Small car-top boat access with floating dock, beach area, and picnicing
|Lieutenant River Boat Launch||2.8||
Car Top/Carry-In Launch located on the west side of Route 156, south of Ferry Road.
|Great Island State Boat Launch||2||
Improved launch for all boating types off Route 156
|North Cove Town Ramp||1.5||
Narrow, improved ramp for car-top and small boats.
The following is a list of access points from the Connecticut River's Headwaters south to Long Island Sound. Click on the name of the access point to view it on a map.