Housatonic River Reach 15

Last Updated: 9/2017

Skill Level:            Class 1 & 2 in small sections
Estimated Time:    3.5 hours
Distance:               9.2 miles
USGS Map:  Ellsworth, CT and Kent, CT (7.5’x15’)
Housatonic Meadows State Park to Route 341 Bridge, Kent
Housatonic Meadows State Park - 67.9
Position: 41-57.43 N 73-22.20 W
Boat Launch:
State Park paved boat launch. Portable Toilets available.
Nearest Address: 
230 Dugway Rd, Falls Village, CT 06031
Put-In Directions ( 16.6 miles, 22 minutes)
From the center of Caanan Ct at the intersection of Route 7 and Route 44.
  1. At the stop light, take Route 44 East/Route 7 South
  2. At mile 0.3, at the stop light, turn right on Route 7 South. (McDonalds is on one of the corners.)
  3. Travel south passing Falls Village on your left.  Eventually the river will be on your left as you travel south on Route 7.
  4. At mile 12.5 you will pass a Covered Bridge on your left.  Continue south on Route 7.
  5. At mile 16.6, turn left into Housatonic Meadows State Park.
  6. Followed the paved road to the left after the entrance and into the wooded area.  There is a paved boat launch with plenty of parking.​​
The concrete ramp is sometimes covered in mud.
Plenty of parking for vehicles.
A converted utility trailer carrys a group of boats.
The concrete ramp is sometimes covered in mud.
Housatonic Meadows State Park
        Located in the rock-strewn valley of the Housatonic River amid the rugged hills of the northwestern uplands, Housatonic Meadows is an ideal setting for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Camping under the tall pines on the riverbank gives the overnight visitor a genuine back-to-nature feeling. The clear, cold river water also provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on trout and bass. A two-mile stretch of river (including the park shore) is limited to fly fishing. In 1927 Housatonic Meadows was established as a state park.
       The Campgroud offers 61 sites in a rustic setting near the Housatonic River.  The camping season begins in mid-May and ends Columbus Day at noon. There are showers and bathrooms.  For more information try the link below:

Housatonic Meadows
Trail Map
Route 341 Bridge, Kent - Mile 58.7
Position: 41-43.60 N 73-28.90 W
Boat Launch:
Launch at Kent School below the bridge on the west side.
Nearest Address:
1 Skiff Mountain Rd, Kent, CT 06757
Put-In Directions ( miles, minutes)