Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Waterbury Reservoir - from Stowe VT to Waterbury Center VT

Rating: Two-and-a-Half Stars - Clouded mountain ranges in the horizon, lush tree-lined hilly banks, calm and clear waters, we had a very pleasant and relaxing trip on this lake reservoir. Water level was high when we paddled and the launch and the state park rec area were partially flooded.

  Put in at Little River on Cottonbrook
  Road in Stowe VT.
Take out at Blush Hill Road
  in Waterbury Center VT.
Estimated distance
  = 3.5 miles
  Alternate put in at Little River State
  Park ramp in Waterbury VT.
Waterbury Center
  State Park
Little River
  State Park
  Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
  - factory tours available
Southern arms can be busy
  with powered boats.
Umiak Outfitters
  kayak rentals

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Waterbury Center State Park
Waterbury Reservoir Boating Guide
Waterbury Reservoir Boating Guide (cached copy)
REI Guidepost: Waterbury Reservoir
Little River State Park
Umiak Outdoor Outfitters rentals
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour
Waterbury Tourism Council
Waterbury Center Map
Waterbury Center Map (cached copy)

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The Boston Kayaker and brother-in-law at the Waterbury Reservoir launch on Cottonbrook Road in Stowe VT.
Trip date is June 2013.

Just launched at the Waterbury Reservoir. Will do a one-way trip south to the state park beach.

The water level is high and the launch area is partially flooded.

Beautiful Waterbury Reservoir.

The Boston Kayaker on Waterbury Reservoir.

There is the boat ramp on Blush Hill Road.
This launch is free. One has to pay $3 to get into the state park from the gate.

That patch of green grass is the recreation area at the Waterbury State Park.

Before landing at the state park, we decided to explore this small cove to the right.

Not much into this cove.

Turned around and facing north west.

Now heading east to our destination.

Waterbury State Park beach.