your paddlesports destination

Willimantic River in Connecticut

Trip Overview

Nice quiet paddle. Tons of birds and wildlife.

After about a mile and a half you'll go under a bridge at Plains rd., where locals jump off and swim. A few other potential swimming area's along the river as well.

About a mile after the bridge the river became to shallow to paddle due to the lack of rain. We made the trip in around 2 and a half hours.






Highway 32 through Willimantic into Eagleville. Put in at the Eagleville Dam and paddle upstream from there.


Maps can be found at
Check the water level before planning your trip.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

Locations on this Trip