White River Water Trail

The White River Water Trail is an emerging network of recreational access sites along the White River and its tributaries. Follow this link to see a map of the White River Water Trail sites.

The White River Water Trail includes two categories of recreational access sites:

  • Existing public access sites owned and maintained by public entities, like the Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, and watershed towns.
  • Newly-created buyout parks owned by watershed towns, primarily along the main stem of the White River.

Water Trail sites may be used for many types of access, including fishing, picnics, river access, swimming, tubing/boating access, and more. To learn more about which types of access are appropriate at each site, visit the White River Water Trail map.


The WRP is working with the Green Mountain National Forest, National Park Service RTCA ProgramVermont Housing & Conservation Board, Vermont River Conservancy, Connecticut River Paddler’s Trail, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, and watershed towns to develop the White River Water Trail network.

Site Stewards

The WRP is working with partners to create a Stewardship Network using the model developed by the Connecticut River Paddler’s Trail. Our long-term goal is to recruit and train an individual or group to steward each White River Paddle Trail site.

Stewardship activities will include:

  • Reporting issues;
  • Maintaining signage;
  • Clearing river access trails;
  • Maintaining access amenities like steps, handrails, and removable stairways; and
  • Removing trash or organizing a river cleanup during Vermont’s River Cleanup Month in September.

Site stewards will receive support from the WRP throughout the recreation season.

For more information

Please contact us for more information about the White River Water Trail.