Map numbers refer to river features and launch sites listed below. Be sure to check the USGS Willimantic River real-time stream gauge when you are planning a trip. Because river conditions and launches may change over time, using information in this guide is at the sole risk of the user.
for experienced river paddlers
Location: East side of Route 32, at commuter lot; Distance from Start: 0 miles; Vehicle Parking: Large area, excellent; River Access: Excellent; Comments: Narrow section, good only with high water. 2 foot drop about .9 miles downstream. Use on weekends only.
Location: North side of Route 74, .3 miles west of Route 32 (Nye-Holman State Forest entrance); Distance from Start: 5.9 miles; Vehicle Parking: Good; River Access: Fair/Good; Comments: Best access is .1 miles north of Route 74; brush and steep bank.
Location: South River Road, .5 miles south of Route 74.; Distance from Start: 6.5 miles; Vehicle Parking: Excellent; River Access: Excellent; Comments: Park at north end of lot and carry 200 feet on gravel road to launch site.
Canoe and kayak features provided by the Willimantic River Yacht Club in May, 2010. Additional information provided by the Willimantic River Alliance.