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Route 8A to Deerfield River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Chickley River

Route 8A to Deerfield River Info
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Put In:  Route 8A
Take Out:  Deerfield Confluence
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III
Gradient:  77 ft/mi
Run Length:  4.5 miles
Season Comments:  March, April, May, June
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Fairly continuous Class II whitewater with a moderate gradient and one Class III drop. Becomes more difficult at higher flows.
Hazards:  strainers-trees and fences
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and State Forest
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  No
Location:  In the Northeastern U.S. (MA), 140 miles Northwest of Boston
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Below the junction of the two branches of the Chickley north of the town of West Hawley, Massachusetts on Route 8A.

Take-out: Located at the Chickley/Deerfield confluence west of the town of Charlemont, Massachusetts on Route 8A.