We’re lucky to have such wonderful rivers to paddle and enjoy here in the northeast. At Zoar Outdoor, the Deerfield River provides reliable water throughout the summer for our river programs. With many scheduled recreational releases from the dams, as well as regular unscheduled releases throughout the year, the Deerfield is a great river for anyone looking to enjoy a day out on the water. With the Millers River running nearby in the spring, and many other local rivers running on a more rain-dependent basis, we have a wealth of water resources around us. Check out some of the pages below to learn more about the Deerfield River, the Millers River, or to find other resources for paddling in the northeast. And if you’re planning a day out on the river on your own, remember to check the water levels and release times before heading out.
Deerfield River Information
A run-down of this year’s whitewater release schedule, as well as more information about the dam releases.
Learn more about the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield, and the class II and III rapids along the way.
Learn more about the advanced Dryway section, with its class III and IV rapids.
Historical information about rain levels and water levels on the class III to V West Branch section of the Deerfield River. Please note that the gauge on this section of the river is no longer readable so no new updates are currently available.
Millers River Information
Learn about the class II to IV rapids on the Millers River starting in Erving.
The American Whitewater Massachusetts river page gives you information on many rivers throughout the state, including several sections of the Deerfield River. You can also return to their main river info page and learn about rivers all over the country.
Waterline’s Massachusetts page has the most up-to-date information on current river flows and forecast flows on the Deerfield River. You can also navigate to other state pages to check water levels and forecasts on other popular rivers.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Rivers page gives you both forecasts and observed levels on rivers throughout the country. You can select the type of information you want, and then zoom in or out of any area to check the available river information.