Charlestown Boat Launch & Pinic Area News

Great River Hydro’s recreation areas remain open to the public with some restrictions in accordance with local guidelines.  Be prepared for areas open with restrictions.  We encourage users to observe social distancing guidelines and be respectful of others.

State guidance provides for participating in outdoor recreation, people should "arrive, play and leave."  Groups may not congregate before or after activities, for example no tailgating.  Consistent with this guidance, the restrictions to GRH Recreation Sites are as follows:  

General Changes to GRH Recreation Sites due to COVID-19

(1) Close/rope off/remove picnic tables and gated recreation areas closed. (Limited/Closed)

(2) No restroom facilities provided and change huts closed. (Limited)

(3) Boat launches are open except those not closed as a result of (1) above. (Limited)

 LIMITED = some use allowed (boat launch) and but no picnicking, swimming, or sunbathing.

Bellows Falls & Charlestown Boat Launch & Picnic Area - LIMITED

Herricks Cove Picnic Area (boat launch open) - CLOSED

Lower Meadow Canoe Campsite - OPEN

Pine Street Landing - LIMITED

Bellows Falls Portage Trail - OPEN