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Maps and Guides

This website is not intended to be the sole source of information for paddlers seeking to visit the river. The following resources will help with both trip planning and navigation.


Connecticut River Paddlers' Trail WaterProof Recreation Map and Guide
Available now! The most complete and river-ready resource for your river adventures. This map covers the river from its headwaters 280 miles south to the Massachusetts border, and includes all access points, campsites, portage trails, and information on the area natural and cultural history.

Developed by the NorthWoods Stewardship Center, the Vermont River Conservancy, and the Vermont Department of Forest Parks and Recreation in partnership with the award winning Wilderness Map Company, this beautiful and function map is fit for both your kayak cockpit AND your coffee table.

Unique design details include:

• Waterproof, ten panel, two sided map covering 280 river miles
• All river based recreational facilities (Access points, primitive campsites, campgrounds, portage trails, points of interest)
• Businesses of interest to visitors (outfitters, lodging establishments, convenience stores)
• Other recreational opportunities (side hikes, bike routes and paths, museums and cultural attractions)
• Natural and cultural history insights
• River mileages for access points and campsites
• Recommended river trips and their durations

Here are two glimpses at the map panels:
Maidstone Reach
Bedell Reach

A portion of the proceeds from each map sold will be allocated to the Paddlers' Trail Stewardship Fund.
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Boating on the Upper Connecticut River
This series of thirteen maps, produced by the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, shows access sites and waterway features of the Connecticut River from the Canadian border to Massachusetts. The maps are accessible from:
Northern Forest Canoe Trail Section 7 Map (Connecticut River to Umbagog Lake)

This map shows the 64-mile section of the Connecticut, Upper Ammonoosuc, and Androscoggin rivers. The waterproof, tear-resistant map includes access, portage and campsite information, as well as local contact information, permit guidelines and fascinating information about local history, wildlife, geology and more. Buy Now

Upper Valley Land Trust Campsite Maps
Since 1992, the Upper Valley Land Trust has managed a series of primitive canoe campsites along the Connecticut River. They maintain a website with information on these campsites, accessible from

KM Digital Production Boating Maps: Designed primarily for motor boaters, but also suitable for paddlers exploring the river in Massachusetts and northern Connecticut:


The Connecticut River Boating Guide, Source to Sea
The Connecticut River Boating Guide continues to be the classic guide for boaters, canoeists, and kayakers on the Connecticut River. The third edition covers the entire waterway from its source at the Canadian border to Long Island Sound, dividing the river into twenty-eight reaches with accompanying GPS-compatible maps. Practical information on boating facilities, ramps, access areas, mileages, difficulty, sources of flow information, and portages makes it easier than ever to plan your next adventure along the river.
Author: Connecticut River Watershed Council
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