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Monroe Bridge Dryway Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Deerfield River


Monroe Bridge Dryway Info
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Put In:  #5 Station Dam in Monroe Bridge
Take Out:  Bear Swamp Reservoir
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  60 ft/mi
Run Length:  3 miles
Flow Information (phone):  888-356-3663 , #5 Station dam
Good Level:  600 - 1500 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  call 1-800-452-1737 and at the prompt key in 255122 for the the next days release schedule or check the following website http://www.h2oline.com/255122.asp
Season Comments:  May, June, July, August, September, October
Permit:  None required.
Hazards:  Some scrap metal debri from old industry.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  No
Location:  In the Northeastern U.S. (MA), 65 miles East of Albany, NY
Shuttle Logistics:  Put In: Turn north off Hwy 2 onto Zoar Road west of Charlemont. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles and bear left onto River Road. Stay on River Road all the way to the town of Monroe Bridge. Turn south off River Road onto Depot Street in Monroe Bridge. Continue on Depot Street to the put in.

Take Out: Turn east off River Road onto Dunbar Brook Picnic Area access road. Stay to the right on the access road to reach the take out at the reservoir. However, park vehicles up at the picnic area. The small parking area at the reservoir is for loading only. Observe all 'No Parking' signs.