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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 www.willimanticriver.org/
Check the water level before planning your trip.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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