Shetucket River NRT – Taftville Dam to Greeneville Dam

Shetucket River NRT – Taftville Dam to Greeneville Dam: Parking & launch areas areas are accessed from Riverview Dr. (also the entrance to Wheelabrator Technologies Lisbon),and are closed to vehicles from November 1 to April 1. Put in via several steps with handrails from the top of the dam to the rocky put in location below the dam.It is a long 700+ feet carry from parking, down steps to launch. *This section is not recommended for most paddlers due to rocky & varying conditions, dramatic changes in water levels, plus very bony paddling as you approach downtown Norwich. This 2.4 mile section carries you past the Rte. 12 bridge and to the confluence with and the end of the 60-mile long Quinebaug River (river left). Next you’ll enjoy pretty habitat on the eastern shore (river left) and another popular fishing location. Paddlers must portage at the Greeneville Dam on the eastern shore (river left), which can be very muddy! DO NOT PADDLE OVER GREENEVILLE DAM! To exit the river, walk through woods to parking area along the dirt road off of Roosevelt Ave., or carry 300 feet to the launch below the dam to continue down to Brown Memorial Park. No fee.


  • Paddling


Riverview Drive
Lisbon, CT 06351