Connecticut Map

Housatonic River

Basics
River:
Housatonic River
Class:
Class IV to V
River Length
8 miles
Time:
1/2 day
Season:
April

Description

Connecticut is home to one of New England’s most intense whitewater rivers known as the Housatonic. The river is located in western Connecticut in Kent and starts its rapid descent in Bull’s Bridge Gorge. The Housatonic River is exciting from the start with fantastic waterfalls pouring from the canyon sides and covered bridges along the way as well.

The rapids on this river are intense class IV and V. Again, this river is one of the most difficult in New England but offers the daring rafter consistent waves and a wild ride! The notable rapids consist of the Flume which drops seven feet into a frothy pillow of water, the S-Turn that requires all your maneuvering talents, the Powerhouse Hole, and the Takeout Rapid.

Since this river is classed up to a V, you need to be at least 16 years old to ride this eight mile beast. The season for this river is only in April so make your reservations with a rafting guide well in advance. Hold on to your paddles and have a fantastic trip on Connecticut’s Housatonic River.

River Details

Class:
Class IV to V
River Length
8 miles
Time
1/2 day
Season:
April
Guides Available?
Yes
Additional Details

Located near Kent. Minimum age is 16.

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