Wild & Scenic

The Upper Farmington River is a federally designated recreational 'Wild and Scenic' resource. This section of river stretches from Goodwin Dam above Riverton, CT, to the confluence of the Nepaug River in Canton, CT.

National Recognition,
Local Favorite

 It is known for its world-class fishing, boating, tubing, scenic beauty, and historical importance. The river is a favorite spot for tubers, animal watchers, and picnickers. Along this stretch are rapids ranging from flatwater to Class III in Satan's Kingdom, so it sees many kayakers and canoeists as well.

Why this Matters

This designation is our nation's strongest form of protection for free-flowing rivers and streams. That protection provided by local zoning regulations, voluntary stewardship, by land owners, river users, organizations, and federal, state, and/or local programs.

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