Game Fish Present: Primarily Brook trout in the upper reaches on National Forest lands and Brown trout and Rainbow trout in the lower reaches of the river.
Description: Several streams flowing from the Breadloaf Wilderness in the Green Mountain Range form the New Haven River. The feeder streams are spring fed and the river has good natural trout reproduction that is supplemented by stocking by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department in the reaches near towns and villages.
Gear Suggestions: Fly fishing, spinners and bait fishing are allowed on all portions of the river.
Season and Restrictions: For a complete description of fishing regulations and license fees, visit the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department web site.
Access: The New Haven River can be accessed by Route 17 in the town of Bristol and by the Lincoln Road, Main Road and Page Hill Road in Lincoln Township. The New Haven River and most of its tributaries flow along state and town roads providing easy access at several turnouts.
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 New Haven River. Visit the Vermont State Parks home page for information on camping in the area.