White River Water Trail
THANK YOU to the 25 volunteers who helped us steward White River Water Trail sites in 2021!
Check out our 2021 White River Water Trail Highlights to learn more about our collective work to protect and improve recreational access to the White River.
Want to know more about the White River Water Trail? Follow this link to purchase your copy of the WRP’s White River Watershed Recreation Map & Guide; proceeds support Water Trail improvement projects. Or visit Trail Finder to view the online version of the White River Map & Guide.
About the White River Water Trail
The WRP and its partners have been protecting and improving public access to the White River for decades. However the idea to develop a formal “water trail” grew out of recovery efforts following devastating flooding in the White River valley in August 2011.
Formed officially in 2016, the White River Water Trail is a network of designated, recreational access sites along the White River and its tributaries.
Water Trail sites may be used for many types of access, including fishing, picnics, river access, swimming, tubing/boating access, scenic views, and more. To learn more about which types of access are appropriate at each site, visit the Water Trail Sites map.
Water Trail partners include the Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont Fish & Wildlife, National Park Service RTCA Program, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, Vermont River Conservancy, Connecticut River Paddler’s Trail, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA), watershed towns, and community volunteers.
Site improvement projects
The WRP is working with partners to improve Water Trail sites in several ways:
- Helping towns secure funding to install gravel parking lots, river access trails, picnic tables, and other amenities at post-Irene buyout parks;
- Conserving new Water Trail sites as opportunities arise;
- Working with VT Youth Conservation Corps / Project Harmony / Hermit Woods Trail Builders crews and community volunteers to construct and maintain river access trails;
- Erecting wayfaring and informational signs;
- Coordinating a White River Water Trail Stewardship Network to ensure safe, recreational access during the summer months; and
- Working with Watersheds United Vermont and the Connecticut River Conservancy to remove man-made trash during Vermont’s River Cleanup Month in September.
For more information
Please contact us for more information about the White River Water Trail.