Game Fish Present: Brook trout and Brown trout
Description: Several streams flowing off the Green Mountain and the Taconic Mountain ranges form the Batten Kill. The streams are spring fed and there are several beaver ponds in the upper elevation tributaries. The Batten Kill and its tributaries have good natural reproduction and support wild trout fisheries.
Gear Suggestions: Fly-fishing, spinners and bait fishing are allowed on all portions of the river. The Batten Kill is catch and release only.
Season and Restrictions: For a complete description of fishing regulations and license fees, visit the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department web site.
Access: The Batten Kill flows southerly and easterly along Route 7 in Dorset, Vermont; along River Road and Richville Road in Manchester, Vermont; and then westerly along Route 313 in Arlington, Vermont. There are several turnouts that provide parking for foot access to the Batten Kill.
Map: The map is available for printing in Adobe Acrobat format (get Acrobat Reader).
Camping: The Forest Service does not maintain any campgrounds along the Batten Kill. Visit the Vermont State Parks home page for information on camping in the area.