Campsites Access Portage Trails

Title Type Site Steward River Mile (Sea To Source) About State
Fourth Connecticut Lake Access Point The Nature Conservancy 410

Foot access only; 0.75 mile walk to a shallow pond with a floating bog that marks the headwaters of the Connecticut River.

New Hampshire
Deer Mountain Campground Campsite State of New Hampshire 409

Drive-in access from Route 3. Just south of the Canadian border, this 25-site primitive campground is located in Connecticut Lakes State Forest.

New Hampshire
Third Connecticut Lake Access Point State of New Hampshire 408

Unimproved ramp (car-top access only) provides access to a small crystalline lake, primarily used by anglers with or without motors.

New Hampshire
Second Connecticut Lake access Access Point State of New Hampshire 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.

New Hampshire
Magalloway Bridge Access Access Point State of New Hampshire 397

Improved, car-top only access, providing access to quickwater-Class IV rapids (depending on flow conditions!).

New Hampshire
First Connecticut Lake Access Point State of New Hampshire 392

Improved ramp for all boats

New Hampshire
Lake Francis State Park Access Point State of New Hampshire 388

Improved ramp providing access to a popular (and often windy) lake.

New Hampshire
Lake Francis Ramp Access Point State of New Hampshire 388

Improved ramp providing access to Lake Francis, off south side of RT. 3.

New Hampshire
Lake Francis State Park Campsite State of New Hampshire 387

Drive-in access from Route 3. In the Great North Woods this lakefront park offers 45 sites for tent camping as well as some two-way hookups. The park offers excellent base for fishing, wildlife viewing and kayaking.

New Hampshire
Pittsburg Access Access Point State of New Hampshire 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 200-500 cfs).

New Hampshire
Beecher Falls Portage Portages 375

Take out on a landing behind the closed Candlestick Restaurant, immediately downstream of the Rt 3 bridge, to scout/portage the rapids that follow, which can be Class III in high water. A path provides provides access to Rt 3. To portage, walk along the Rt 253 approximately 650 yards before climbing over a guardrail and bushwack backdown to the river.

Vermont
Beecher Falls Landing Access Point 375

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 Dam Portage Portages 374

Take out on river right just before the dam buoys. Walk along Rt 235 for 0.4 miles. Turn right on Rt 114. Take your first left down to the boat access just below the Canaan-West Stewartstown Bridge.

Vermont
Canaan Access Access Point Town of Canaan 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.

Vermont
Arlin Brook Access Access Point 366

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.

New Hampshire
Norm's Launch Access Point 363

Informal access for paddle craft and drift boats provided by a private landowner.

Vermont
Colebrook Bridge St. Access Access Point Colebrook Development Corporation 363

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.

New Hampshire
Holbrook Point Campsite Vermont River Conservancy 361

Holbrook Point is a beautiful campsite situated under a canopy of silver maples on the edge of a floodplain forest. It is situated at a bend in the river, about 1.3 miles south of the Colebrook Bridge.

Vermont
Columbia Campsite Campsite Columbia Conservation Commission 359

Quiet campsite on edge of field.

New Hampshire
Columbia Covered Bridge Access Point Columbia Conservation Commission 359

Access is possible on both sides of the river. However, access is easier on the Vermont side, where there is an unimproved ramp.

New Hampshire
Lemington River Access Access Point Vermont Fish and Wildlife 356

Improved access developed for paddlers, drift boats, and rafts.

Vermont
Lyman Falls State Park Campsite 351

Several campsites below breached dam. River and foot access only.

Vermont
Lyman Falls (NH) Campsite Columbia Conservation Commission 351

A campsite has been developed for paddlers' on an island immediately across the river from Lyman Falls State Park and just upstream of the breached dam at Lyman Falls.

New Hampshire
Lyman Falls Portages 351

The breached dam at Lyman Falls is a hazard for paddlers. At high water, a large hydraulic forms behind the concrete dam remnants. Approach this section of the river from river left, where a safe passage can usually be found. Otherwise, line your boat past the dam remains by landing on the island just upstream of the breached dam, on river left.

New Hampshire
Lymans Falls NH Access Point 351

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

New Hampshire
Belknap Campsite Campsite 348

Small campsite, accessable by paddling or lining a boat slightly upstream on the Nulhegan River, just past the Rt 102 bridge. Foot access possible on a short trail behind a Northern Forest Canoe Trail kiosk. Campsite situated on the river's north shore.

Vermont
Debanville Landing Access Point Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation 348

Unimproved path. Car-top access only. Park by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail kiosk on the other side of RT 102.

Vermont
N. Stratford Access Access Point 347

Across is possible from the Riverside Park playing fields. Unimproved path, for car-top access only.

New Hampshire
Maine Central Railroad Trestle Campsite Northern Forest Canoe Trail 341

Beautiful campsite maintained by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, conserved through the efforts of Bruce and Mary Sloat. The site is immediately downstream of granite railroad trestle, on the Vermont side.

Vermont
Maidstone Bridge Access Point 336

Cartop access on New Hampshire side, down river of bridge.

New Hampshire
Samuel Benton Campsite Campsite Northern Forest Canoe Trail 334

The campsite is situated in a grove of trees on a sandy bluff, at the edge of a field, on privately owned farmland.

Vermont
Scott C. Devlin Memorial Campsite Campsite Vermont River Conservancy 324

Situated in a shady stand of pines about two miles below the confluence of the Upper Ammonusooc, after the river makes a tight 180 degree turn near 102.

Vermont
Wyoming Dam Portages 323

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. There are two take out locations. The first is in a muddy cove, Please be considerate of adjacent landowners and stay on the portage trail. Limited parking is available for those seeking to begin or end a river trip here.

Vermont
Wyoming Dam Portage and Access Access Point 323

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.

Vermont
South Guildhall Campsite Campsite Vermont River Conservancy 317

Beautiful campsite situated in floodplain forest, with great views of the White Mountains.

Vermont
US 2 Bridge Access Access Point Beaver Trails Campground 313

At bridge in Lancaster, one finds an improved ramp for all boats. Ask at gas station for best location to park.

New Hampshire
Beaver Trails Campground Campsite Beaver Trails Campground 313

Private riverside campground. Caters to RVs, but grassy meadow provided for tent camping. For reservations and info call 888-788-3815 or visitwww.beavertrailsnh.com

New Hampshire
Mount Orne Covered Bridge Access Point Vermont River Conservancy 307

Small parking area and hand-carry launch, just south of the Mount Orne Covered Bridge on the Vermont side of the river.

Vermont
John's River Ramp Access Point Great River Hydro 304

Maintained by the power company at Gilman Dam.

New Hampshire
Gilman Dam Portages 302

Take out river left in a small cove marked by a portage sign. Follow trail through grassy field where camping is allow. Put in after the dam

New Hampshire
Gilman Dam Portage Campsite Campsite Ampersand Energy LLC 302

Camping allowed in grassy field along portage trai. No amenities.

New Hampshire
Dalton Primitive Campsite Campsite Great River Hydro 299

Located just north of high tension line that crosses the narrow, north arm of the reservoir, on the New Hampshire side.

New Hampshire
North Littleton Boat Launch Access Point Great River Hydro 295

Improved ramp for all boats.

New Hampshire
Pattenville Boat Launch Access Point Great River Hydro 293

Improved ramp for all boat types

New Hampshire
Pine Island Boat Launch: Access Point Great River Hydro 293

Improved ramp, accessible from the north side of NH 135/18

New Hampshire
Dodge Hill Boat Launch Access Point Great River Hydro 292

Improved ramp.

New Hampshire
Waterford Boat Launch Access Point Great River Hydro 292

Improved launch, off Riverside Cemetery Rd.

Vermont
Moore Dam Picnic Area Access Point Great River Hydro 291

Located on the south side of Moore Dam. Location of picnic area and Improved ramp for all boats.

New Hampshire
Moore Dam Portages 291

Take out river right. Descend along a well-marked portage trail, mostly on grass.

New Hampshire
Moore Primitive Campsite Campsite Great River Hydro 290

Recently established campsite for paddlers only. Features include five tent platforms, picnic tables, and fire rings. No toilet facilities (yet) but one can walk about 1/4 mile downriver on the trail to the boatramp and use its porta potty.

New Hampshire
Waterford Bridge Boat Launch Access Point 290

On north side of NH 135 just after NH 135 and 18 split. Improved launch. Toilets.

New Hampshire
Pine Grove Boat Launch Access Point Great River Hydro 284

Off Comerford Dam Road on VT side. Improved ramp. Toilets.

Vermont
Comerford Dam - Downstream Access Access Point Great River Hydro 283

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.

New Hampshire
Comerford Dam - Reservoir Access Access Point Great River Hydro 282

Improved ramp. Steep but groomed portage trail.

New Hampshire
Comerford Dam Portages 282

Take out river left by boat access. Walk along dam access road before descending the steep, mowed embankment adjacent to the dam. Descend stairs to a path. Walk downstream toward a gravelly beach. Warning - river levels can rise unexpectedly here - by as much as 3'! Do not leave unattended gear close to the river, and listen for sirens.

New Hampshire
Passumpsic River Access Access Point 282

On Passumpsic River, this unimproved access is for car-top launches only.

Vermont
Stevenson Campsite Campsite Vermont River Conservancy 280

Located on a shady river terrace on the New Hampshire side of the river, across from the north end of Stevens Island.

Vermont
Barnet-Monroe Bridge Access Access Point State of New Hampshire 279

At base of bridge connecting US 5 and NH 135 on NH side. Small launch - unimproved ramp, car top only

New Hampshire
McIndoe Falls Portages 276

Take out river left. Follow timber access stairs up to McIndoes Falls Rd. Follow path across road down to a landing beach.

New Hampshire
McIndoe Falls Portage And Access Access Point Great River Hydro 276

This short, easy portage around the dam also serves as a car-top only access point.

New Hampshire
Stephan's Island Campsite Vermont River Conservancy 273

Peaceful island with sandy beach, towering pines, and rocky knoll

New Hampshire
Fiddlehead Island Campsite Vermont River Conservancy 273

A peaceful campsite is located on the third wooded island in reach between McIndoe Falls and Dodge Falls.

New Hampshire
Ryegate Dame Portage and Access Point Access Point 272

Unimproved path - car-top access only, from short portage trail on NH side, around run of the river dam. Parking and toilet facilities.

New Hampshire
Ryegate Dam Portages 272

Take out river left after sharp bend. Follow trail pass campsite, along edge of field, down an access road, and along a rough path to the river. Warning - put-in is rocky with difficult footing.

New Hampshire
Dodge Falls Campsite Campsite 272

Small campsite at the portage of Ryegate Dam, about .5 miles north of Dodge Falls.

New Hampshire
Woodsville Access Access Point 268

Small, sandy beach in town of Woodsville. Downstream of bridge, on Connecticut Street. Unimproved ramp, car-top access only.

New Hampshire
Howard Island Campsite Campsite Upper Valley Land Trust 265

About 2 miles below the Woodsville Bridge. The northern campsite is located at the northeast end of this island with access on a moderately-sloped cobblestone bank. The southern campsite is at the southwestern corner of the island.

New Hampshire
Knoxland Cartop Boat Lauch Access Point Upper Valley Land Trust 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.

Vermont
Harkdale Farm Campsite Campsite Upper Valley Land Trust 259

Access on Vermont side at second large oxbow downstream of Howard Island, across from high eroding sand bank that meets small brook with fallen trees.

Vermont
Newbury-Haverhill Bridge Access Access Point Vermont Fish and Wildlife 258

Improved ramp for all boat types.

Vermont
Bedell Bridge State Park Access Point State of New Hampshire 255

Boat ramp and picnic area at premier birding site.

New Hampshire
Vaughan Meadow Campsite Campsite Upper Valley Land Trust 253

Located on the Vermont side one mile below the old Bedell Bridge abutment. Located on a wooded bank after the river turns from SE to S, a few hundred yards north of the Bradford line.

Vermont
Bugbee Landing Campsite Campsite 249

The school allows camping in a mowed area adjacent to the boat launch.

Vermont
Bugbee Landing Access Point Access Point 248

Small dock and unimproved ramp at the mouth of Waits River. Access off Doe Meadow Rd by driving through fairgrounds.

Vermont
Underhill Campsite Campsite Piermont Conservation Commission 246

Past Bug's Island. Located at the mouth of Eastman Brook, before the river veers west.

New Hampshire
Orford Boat Landing Access Point Vermont Fish and Wildlife 240

Improved ramp and dock.

New Hampshire
Pastures Campground Campsite 239

Private campground with hot showers, dishwashing facilities, w-fi, and more. Learn more at��_��__www.thepastures.com.

New Hampshire
Birch Meadow Campsite Campsite Upper Valley Land Trust 238

Two miles below the arch bridge, on a low wooded point just above the marshland at the outlet of Lake Morey.

Vermont
Roaring Brook Campsite Campsite Upper Valley Land Trust 235

Grassy site between two brooks.

Vermont
North Thetford Landing Access Point Vermont Fish and Wildlife 234

Improved ramp for all boat types.

Vermont
Hewes Brook Boat Launch Access Point Lyme Conservation Commission 230

Located on River Rd. in Lyme, this site provides car-top access to the Connecticut River at the mouth of Hewes Brook.

New Hampshire
Ompompanoosuc Launch Access Point Vermont Fish and Wildlife 227

Unimproved ramp for all boat types.

Vermont
Wilson Landing Access Point 225

Improved boat ramp and dock managed by the town of Hanover.

New Hampshire
Patchen's Point Campsite 224

A pleasant and roomy camping spot nestled in a grove of White Pines north of Hanover.

Vermont
Ledyard Canoe Club Access Point Dartmouth College 221

The Ledyard Canoe Club allows the public to use their launch, located in Hanover, NH.

New Hampshire
Gilman Island Campsite LL Bean Outdoor Discovery School 220

Group campsite provided by TransCanada Hydro Northeast on the south tip of the island.

New Hampshire
Wilder Picnic Area Access Point 219

On Vermont shore. Small dock and picnic area.

Vermont
Kilowatt Park Boat Landing Access Point 219

Boating facility and public recreation area with several launch points, a picnic area, and hiking trails along the river.

Vermont
East Wilder Boat Launch Access Point 219

Unimproved ramp.

New Hampshire
Wilder Dam Portage Access Point Great River Hydro 219

Unimproved path, car-top access only.

New Hampshire
Lyman Point Park Launch Access Point 217

Unimproved path provides access from a town park.

Vermont
Lebanon Public Boat Launch Access Point 216

Near wastewater treatment facility. Rough, unmarked road.

New Hampshire
Wilder Dam Portage Portages 216

Take out on the NH side, just above the bouys. Walk along Rt 1o to a trail leading down to a sandy beach.

New Hampshire
Blood's Brook Launch Access Point State of New Hampshire 214

In Lebanon Wildlife Management Area. Unimproved path. Cartop only.

New Hampshire
Burnaps Island Campsite Campsite Upper Valley Land Trust 212

Located about 3 miles below the mouth of the Mascoma River and the I-89 bridge at West Lebanon, and just above the mouth of the Ottauquechee River. Access is from the west side of the island, on the main channel.

New Hampshire
Ottauquechee Launch Access Point Vermont Fish and Wildlife 212

Unimproved ramp for cartop launches only.

Vermont
Sumner Falls Portage and Access Access Point 209

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.

Vermont
Burnham Meadow Campsite Campsite Upper Valley Land Trust 205

Located on the Vermont side four miles below Sumner Falls, 1 mile below Hart Island, and 3 miles above the Windsor-Cornish covered bridge. On an elevated bench just south of Bashan Brook, where the river bends to the east. Take out is about 50 yards south of Bashan Brook.

Vermont
Cornish Boat Landing Access Point 202

Unimproved ramp just north of covered bridge.

Vermont
Wilgus State Park Access Access Point Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation 196

Small park with campgrounds just past the mouth of the Sugar River. Steep and muddy takeout.

Vermont
Wilgus State Park Campground Campsite 196

Just past the mouth of the Sugar River (NH) Beautiful and popular campsite

Vermont
Ashley Ferry State Park Access Point 193

Only improved boat ramp between Cornish and Chesire.

New Hampshire
SCA Campsite Campsite Student Conservation Association 189

Two miles below Hubbard Island. Managed by the Student Conservation Association, who occasionally may use the site for short durations in the summer to house crews. Access to the site is up a short, but somewhat steep trail with box/check steps. The site sits in an area with hemlocks overlooking the river and adjacent to a field. It includes three tent platforms, a composting toilet, and a small network of trails. Fires are not permitted - stoves only.

New Hampshire
Hoyt's Landing Access Point Vermont Fish and Wildlife 185

Improved ramp for all boating types. One of the few spots on the river that is wheelchair accessible. Geared toward anglers. Toilets.

Vermont
Patch Park Access Point 185

Expansive, grassy picnic area and playing field with a unimproved ramp that accommodates small boats.

New Hampshire
Charlestown Lower Landing Access Point Great River Hydro 183

Due to subsidence of the concrete ramp, TransCanada has closed the ramp to protect public safety. Plans for repair are underway.

New Hampshire
Herrick's Cove Picnic Area and Boat Launch Access Point Great River Hydro 179

Peaceful park on Vermont side, maintained by power company.

Vermont
Lower Meadow Campsite Campsite Great River Hydro 178

Designed for one-night stays by nonmotorized boaters.

New Hampshire
Pine Street Boat Launch Access Point Great River Hydro 176

Small ramp next to an old brick building.

New Hampshire
Bellows Falls Historical Society River Access Access Point Bellows Falls Historical Society 176

Footpath providing access for nonmotorized boats bellow the Bellows Falls Historical Society.

Vermont
Westminster Campsite Campsite Vermont River Conservancy 172

Small campsite at mouth of Cobb Brook, beneath a stand of silver maples.

Vermont
Connecticut River Car-Top Access Access Point 172

Sandy launch shaded by enormous siler maples.

New Hampshire
North Walpole Access Access Point Great River Hydro 171

Sandy beach below Bellows Falls

New Hampshire
Windyhurst Campsite Campsite Vermont River Conservancy 165

A primitive campsite open to the public, only for nonmotorized boats.

New Hampshire
Putney Landing Access Point Vermont Fish and Wildlife 159

Improved ramp for car-top and small motorboats.

Vermont
Dummerston Landing Access Point Vermont Fish and Wildlife 158

Small access point with ramp.

Vermont
Old Ferry Road Boat Access Access Point Vermont Fish and Wildlife 153

Improved ramp for all boat types.

Vermont
Retreat Meadows Access Point 151

Improved ramp for car-top boats, with limited parking along road.

Vermont
Wantastiquet Campsite Campsite Great River Hydro 148

Primitive campsite that accomodates small groups of canoeists and kayakers.

New Hampshire
Broad Brook Access Point 148

Unimproved cartop launch.

Vermont
Hinsdale Access Access Point 145

Muddy beach in cove serves as an informal access point for small boats.

New Hampshire
Vernon Dam Portage Portages 144

Take out river right. Follow marked path up to road, then follow a path to a sandy beach below the dam

Vermont
Governor Hunt Recreation Area Access Point Great River Hydro 144

Sandy beach provides access below the Vernon dam.

Vermont
Stebbins Island Campsite Campsite Great River Hydro 142

Spacious and primitive campsite on island located 0.8 mile downstream of Vernon Dam. Best landing is on river right.

New Hampshire
Pauchaug Brook Access Point Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation 132

Improved ramp for all boat types.

Massachusetts
Munn's Ferry Campsite Campsite 128

Small camping area for boaters and canoeists only. Tent sites are $22/night and the Adirondack shelter is $30/night.

Massachusetts
Riverview Picnic and Recreation Area Access Point 125

Picnic area owned by First Light.

Massachusetts
Barton Cove Canoe & Kayak Rental Area Access Point 118

Picnic area and boat rental operation owned by FirstLight. Location for portage shuttle.

Massachusetts
Barton Cove Campground Campsite 118

Popular campground located on a rocky peninsula jutting into the Connecticut River.

Massachusetts
State Boat Ramp at Bartons Cove Access Point Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation 118

Improved launch for all boating types.

Massachusetts
Turners Falls Portages 118

Take-out at a park on river left, 1/3 of a mile upstream of the dam From here it is a 2.8 mile portage on city streets to a steep put-in off of Popular Street.
Those wishing to utilize the Power Company's free shuttle should take-out at Barton Cove Campground.

Massachusetts
Poplar Street Access Access Point FirstLight Power Resources 117

Steep, eroding access serves as a put-in below the Turner's Falls Dam.

Massachusetts
Deerfield River Launch Access Point 117

Informal launch, accessed by walking down an unimproved path after crossing over a guardrail.

Massachusetts
Hatchery Brook Primitive Campsite Campsite Appalachian Mountain Club 115

Features two tent platforms and a privy.

Massachusetts
Sunderland Ramp Access Point 106

Paved access off School Street.

Massachusetts
Whately Oaks Primitive Campsite Campsite Appalachian Mountain Club 105

Features two tent platforms and a privy.

Massachusetts
Cow Bridge Brook Ramp (Hatfield Town Ramp) Access Point 100

Unimproved ramp. Seasonal toilets.

Massachusetts
Elwell Recreation Area Access Point 93

Improved access area with ample parking, toilet facilities, and a float dock.

Massachusetts
Oxbow State Ramp Access Point 88

Improved ramp for all boating sites located in an old river oxbow on the west side of the river.

Massachusetts
Brunelle's Marina Access Point 86

Boat ramp, marina, and campground, and take-out location for HG&E shuttle around dam.

Massachusetts
Canal Park (South Hadley Canoe Ramp) Access Point 83

A small park with a seasonal dock that serves as a takeout above the dam.

Massachusetts
Holyoke Dam Portages 82

Take out on river left at Canal Park, about a 1/2 mile above the Rt 202 bridge. Holyoke Gas and Electric offers a free shuttle service. Walk through the park and down South Hadley's Main Street to the Stanly Berchulski Fisherman Access, 1.5 miles below the take-out.

Massachusetts
Stanly Berchulski Fisherman Access Access Point 82

A steep access road and improved ramp provides access below the dam in Holyhoke.

Massachusetts
Jones Ferry River Access Access Point 78

Improved ramp for all boating types.

Massachusetts
Medina Street Ramp Access Point 77

Improved access for all boating types.

Massachusetts
Springfield Access Access Point City of Springfield 72

Steep set of concrete stairs provides access from the city of Springfield from a riverside park. No nearby parking.

Massachusetts
Bond Island Access Point City of Springfield 72

A basic launch point with an improved ramp and parking.

Massachusetts
Pynchon Point Access Point City of Springfield 70

Picnic area provides access in the Town of Agwam. 150 yard walk down improved trail.

Massachusetts
Riverfront Park Access Point Town of Longmeadow 69

Peaceful park suitable for launching hand-carry boats, just south of a yacht club.

Massachusetts
Thomsponsville Town Ramp Access Point Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 64

Well developed access with ample parking.

Connecticut
Enfield Dam Portages 64

The remains of an old, breached dam and shallow Class I rapids in Enfield can be challenge for paddlers. Experienced boaters may be able to navigate the rapids on river left. Those seeking to portage should land on river right (just below the Rt 190 bridge) and follow an informal trail up to the paved Windor Locks Canal Trail.Follow this trail 0.17 miles before crossing a footbridge bridge over the canal. Walk south until you find a suitable launching point. Note: there are no signs along the route.

Connecticut
Kings Island Boat Launch Access Point Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 63

Improved ramp, just south of junction of Bridge Street and Parson's Road.

Connecticut
Windsor Locks Public Ramp Access Point Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 58

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.

Connecticut
South Windsor Public Ramp Access Point Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 53

Improved ramp and parking off Vibert Road.

Connecticut
Bissell Bridge Boat Launch Access Point Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 52

Improved ramp for all boating types.

Connecticut
Riverside Park Access Point Riverfront Recapture 50

Community boathouse and improved ramp for all boating types, off Jennings Road. Volleyball, cricket and playgrounds, trails, sculptures, and athletic fields.

Connecticut
Great River Park Access Point Riverfront Recapture 49

Improved ramp off East River Drive. 350-seat amphitheater, toilets, sculptures and almost two miles of paved and lighted riverwalks.

Connecticut
Charter Oak Landing Access Point Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 47

Improved ramp off Reserve Road in Hartford, CT.

Connecticut
Wethersfield Cove Boat Launch Access Point Town of Wethersfield 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).

Connecticut
Glastonbury Public Ramp Access Point 45

Unimproved ramp for car-top boats only.

Connecticut
Rocky Hill Ferry Park Boat Launch Access Point Town of Rocky Hill 38

Improved ramp. $60 seasonal fee for residents, $30 daily fee for nonresidents.

Connecticut
River Highlands State Park Campsite Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 35

State park with two campsites for paddlers on one-night stays. Reservations required.

Connecticut
Harbor Park Access Point 31

Docks and improved ramp for car-top and small trailer boats.

Connecticut
Hurd State Park Campsite Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 23

A beautiful and quiet campsite offering primitive, riverside sites for individuals traveling on the river. Reservations required

Connecticut
Haddam Meadows State Park Access Point Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 19

Improved ramp for all boating types, picnic tables, and seasonal portable bathroom facilities.

Connecticut
Salmon River Boat Launch Access Point Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 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.

Connecticut
East Haddam Town Landing (Goodspeed Landing) Access Point Town of East Haddam 16

A sandy, car top boat launch just south of the Goodspeed Opera House parking lot.

Connecticut
Chester Town Boat Landing Access Point Town of Chester 14

Improved launch for town residents with valid sticker only.

Connecticut
Hadlyme Ferry Boat Launch Access Point 13

An unimproved ramp, car top only, just upstream of the Hadlyme ferry and Gillette Caste State Park.

Connecticut
Gillette Castle State Park Campground Campsite Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 13

A campsite for paddlers nestled within a popular state park, just upstream of a historic ferry. Reservations required.

Connecticut
Selden Neck State Park - Cedars Camp Area Campsite Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 11

Nestled in a calm backwater on the north end of scenic Seldom Neck State Park.��_��__Reservations required��_��__.

Connecticut
Selden Neck - Hogback Camp Area Campsite Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 10

Popular primitive campsite for paddlers and boaters.��_��__Reservations required

Connecticut
Selden Neck State Park: Quarry Knob Campsite Campsite Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 10

Primitive campsite nestled beneath a scenic rock outcrop. Popular with boaters.��_��__Reservations required.

Connecticut
Selden Neck - Springledge Campsite Campsite Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 10

A popular and scenic campsite for boaters; reservations required.

Connecticut
Lyme Town Boat Access Access Point 9

Car top only launch off Cove Rd.

Connecticut
Little Point Street Access Point 8

Improved ramp, car-top only.

Connecticut
Bushnell Park Access Point City of Essex 7

Unimproved car-top access in a small municipal park.

Connecticut
Ely Ferry Road Access Access Point 7

Unimproved access to the lower Connecticut River. Park on the left (downstream) side of this road-ending, being careful not to park on the neighboring landowner's property.

Connecticut
Bushnell Park Access Point Town Of Essex 7

Improved ramp, car-top only

Connecticut
Scholes Lane Access Point 6

Small car-top launch at end of Scholes Lane. On street parking.

Connecticut
Novelty Lane Water Access Area Access Point 6

Unimproved path, cartop only.

Connecticut
Essex Town Dock Access Point Town Of Essex 6

Improved ramp for all boating types. Limited parking.

Connecticut
Nott Lane Open Space Access Point 6

Car-top launch adjacent to Essex Town Park.

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Pilgrim Landing Access Point 5

Small cartop north of Baldwin Bridge on Route 156, past the Old Lyme Marina.

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Deep River Town Landing Access Point 5

Well equiped boat launch and fishing pier.

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Pratt Cove Access Point 5

Unimproved path, cartop only.

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Baldwin Bridge State Boat Launch Access Point Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 4

Improved access for all boating types.

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Old Lyme Road Launch Site Access Point 3

Small car-top boat access with floating dock, beach area, and picnicing.

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Lieutenant River Boat Launch Access Point 3

Car Top/Carry-In Launch located on the west side of Route 156, south of Ferry Road.

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Great Island State Boat Launch Access Point Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 2

Improved launch for all boating types off Route 156

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North Cove Town Ramp Access Point 2

Narrow, improved ramp for car-top and small boats.

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Smith Neck Town Landing Access Point 1

Unimproved, car-top. Difficult to access at low tide.

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Tantummaheag Town Landing Access Point 0

Accessible at high tide only. Exact location unknown

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