Quinebaug River NRT – Fabyan to West Thompson Lake

Park in small lots on either side of Fabyan-Woodstock Rd; carry is less than 250 feet.
Fabyan to West Thompson Lake: This segment is within the West Thompson Lake project of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is 5.8 miles long with some moving water but no rapids, some flat water, extensive wildlife habitat, and no portages. It is an excellent 3 hour outing for paddlers who are comfortable with moving water. Before you go, check the West Thompson Lake dam website for West Thompson Lake Real Time Water Levels;” if you have at least 225 cfs, you will have a pleasant ride. Below that level, you’ll scrape or have to walk. As you leave the shelter of the river and enter West Thompson Lake, wind can be a factor. Hug the left shore for the final mile to the West Thompson Lake Boat Ramp. No fee.”


  • Paddling


622 Fabyan-Woodstock Rd.
N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255