Campsites Access Portage Trails

Title Type Site Steward River Mile (Sea To Source) About State Campsite Status
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 Open
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 Open
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
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
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 Open
Columbia Campsite Campsite Columbia Conservation Commission 359

Quiet campsite on edge of field.

New Hampshire Open
Lyman Falls State Park Campsite 351

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

Vermont Open
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 Open
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
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 Open
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 Open
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 Open
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 Open
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
South Guildhall Campsite Campsite Vermont River Conservancy 317

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

Vermont Open
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 Open
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 Open
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 Open
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 Open
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
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 Open
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
Stephan's Island Campsite Vermont River Conservancy 273

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

New Hampshire Open
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 Open
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 Open
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 Open
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 Open
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 Open
Bugbee Landing Campsite Campsite 249

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

Vermont Open
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 Open
Pastures Campground Campsite 239

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

New Hampshire Open
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 Open
Roaring Brook Campsite Campsite Upper Valley Land Trust 235

Grassy site between two brooks.

Vermont Open
Patchen's Point Campsite 224

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

Vermont Open
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 Open
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
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 Open
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 Open
Wilgus State Park Campground Campsite 196

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

Vermont Open
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 Open
Lower Meadow Campsite Campsite Great River Hydro 178

Designed for one-night stays by nonmotorized boaters.

New Hampshire Open
Westminster Campsite Campsite Vermont River Conservancy 172

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

Vermont Open
Windyhurst Campsite Campsite Vermont River Conservancy 165

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

New Hampshire Open
Wantastiquet Campsite Campsite Great River Hydro 148

Primitive campsite that accomodates small groups of canoeists and kayakers.

New Hampshire Open
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
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 Open
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 Open
Barton Cove Campground Campsite 118

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

Massachusetts Open
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
Hatchery Brook Primitive Campsite Campsite Appalachian Mountain Club 115

Features two tent platforms. Constructed in 2016 by the Appalachian Mountain Club, on land owned by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Accommodates up to 10 campers and four tents on tent platforms. Stays are limited to two consecutive nights. Registration is recommended. Campers must bring their own water or means of water purification.

Massachusetts Open
Whately Oaks Primitive Campsite Campsite Appalachian Mountain Club 105

Features two tent platforms and a privy.

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

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

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

A popular and scenic campsite for boaters; reservations required.

Connecticut Open