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Bulls Bridge Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Housatonic River

Bulls Bridge Info
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Put In:  Bulls Bridge Road
Take Out:  Route 7
Gradient:  44 ft/mi
Run Length:  3 miles
Flow Information (phone):  Falls Village: 860-824-7861 or Whitewater Hotline: 203-582-6978
Good Level:  1-7 ft on the Gaylordsville gauge
Season Comments:  February, March, April
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Complex rapids, powerful currents, pushy water, challenging surf waves and big Class IV and V whitewater combined with good scenery make this an outstanding run for the advanced paddler.
Hazards:  Dead Horse Falls, Threshold, Stairway to Hell and Flume Falls
Water Craft:  kayak
Land Ownership:  Mixed
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Northeastern U.S. (CT), 58 miles West of Hartford
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: From Kent, CT, head south on Route 7 and take a right onto Bulls Bridge Road. Cross the covered bridge and proceed to the parking area on the right.

Take-out: From the intersection of Route 7 and Bulls Bridge, continue south on Route 7 just over 2 miles below the power station on the right.