Wyoming Dam Portage

Guildhall, Vermont

Connecticut River

Paddling Access
Paddling Access
Paddling Access
Paddling Access
Fishing Area
Fishing Area
Swimming Hole
Swimming Hole
A great place for Connecticut River paddlers to put-in, take-out, or get around the Wyoming Dam
Dogs not allowed
Dogs not allowed
No cell service
No cell service
Portage
Portage
Danger, use caution
Danger, use caution
! Special considerations: Dams are dangerous water hazards. Wyoming Dam is partially breached, but exposed rebar makes the dam dangerous for paddlers. Use this portage trail and do not try paddling over the dam.
  • Public access: Yes
  • Activities: paddling
Wyoming Dam Portage Guildhall, Vermont Connecticut River

Wyoming Dam Portage

This small but important river access makes sure paddlers and anglers can safely access the Connecticut River. The property features a path to bypass the Wyoming Dam, where rebar dangerously juts into the river.

Before this project, boaters had to struggle up a steep bank, causing erosion and gaining the ire of local landowners. Thanks to Vermont River Conservancy’s site improvements here, paddlers can safely get around the dam.

The portage trail includes granite steps, a gravel path, split-rail fencing, and plantings of northern white cedar.

A take-out is located immediately upstream on the Vermont side, where there is a small landing marked by stone steps above the bridge. At high water, it is possible to take-out slightly upstream in a small cove. Follow the portage trail up steps and across Route 102, using caution when crossing the highway. Descend down to a sandy beach to put in downstream of the dam.

This is generously allowed public access across private land. Please be considerate of private landowners and stay on the portage trail.

Conservation Details

  • River: Connecticut River
  • Acreage:
  • River frontage (ft):

Funding Partners

This project made possible thanks to the support and partnership of:

  • Connecticut River Paddlers' Trail
  • Connecticut River Joint Commissions
  • Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife

Before You Go

This access is across private land. Please be respectful of the landowners. Take all your trash with you, and leave the site better than you found it. There is no bathroom here. Please plan ahead.

Directions

The portage is around the Wyoming Dam just downstream of the Guildhall/ Northumberland Bridge, which connects Route 102 in Vermont with Route 3 in New Hampshire. There’s only one parking space here. If parking is full, please do not park at the private home nearby. Park along the public road at the county courthouse.

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