White River Paddle Trail

The White River Paddle Trail is an emerging network of recreational access sites along the White River and its tributaries. Follow this link to see a map of the White River Paddle Trail sites.

The White River Paddle Trail includes two categories of recreational access sites:

  • Existing public access sites owned and maintained by public entities, like the Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, and watershed towns.
  • Newly-created buyout parks owned and being improved for public access by watershed towns, primarily along the main stem of the White River.

Paddle Trail sites may be used for many types of access, including fishing, picnics, river access, swimming, tubing/boating access, and more. To learn more about which types of access are appropriate at each site, visit the White River Paddle Trail map.


The WRP is working with the Green Mountain National Forest, National Park Service RTCA ProgramVermont Housing & Conservation Board, Vermont River Conservancy, Connecticut River Paddler’s Trail, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, and watershed towns to develop the White River Paddle Trail network.

Site Stewards

The WRP is working with partners to create a Stewardship Network using the model developed by the Connecticut River Paddler’s Trail. Our long-term goal is to recruit and train an individual or group to steward each White River Paddle Trail site.

Stewardship activities will include:

  • Reporting issues;
  • Maintaining signage;
  • Installing and/or maintaining access amenities like steps, handrails, and removable stairways; and
  • Removing trash or organizing a river cleanup in September.

Site stewards will receive support from the WRP throughout the recreation season.

For more information

Contact Michelle Graziosi at 802-763-7733 or michelle[at]whiteriverpartnership.org.