West River Release Sept. 19 AND 20

Date and Time

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - Sunday, September 20, 2020


Jamaica VT,
Vermont, Green Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.


The 2-day West River Fall Release is one of the biggest paddling events in New England. NH AMC will be offering several runs on the Class 2 section. This is a really fun, intense Class 2 with bigger waves than many Class 2 runs. For those interested in Class 3, NH AMC will probably have some trips going. Paddlers will need a whitewater-capable canoe or kayak or inflatable with flotation (mandatory). Kayaks and C-1s must have a tight-fitting neoprene sprayskirt or your boat will swamp. Rentals are available from NH AMC (see link below) but arrangements must be made well in advance. All paddlers must wear a helmet and PFD at all times while on the water. Many of us will base at the nearby Winhall Brook Campground ( It's much quieter and more relaxed than the party at Jamaica State Park. We'll likely do an informal potluck on Saturday night. There's no fee for this trip, however Jamaica State Park requires a $4/day pass for entry. Shuttle rides are $15/each, $25 for an unlimited day pass. Campsites at Winhall Brook range from $20-$28/night. If you want to paddle with us, please register with the trip leader.

AMC Trip Policy



Related Link(s):

Lower West River
Winhall Brook Campground

Click map for driving directions
The Dumplings


Paddling - Whitewater

Offered By

New Hampshire




Class 2, Class 3


Adults (18+)


The AMC was there for me when I wanted to learn how to paddle on whitewater. Now I'm leading trips to pay it forward