Game Fish Present: Brook trout and Brown trout
Description: Several streams flowing off the Taconic Mountain range form the West Branch. The streams are spring fed and there are several beaver ponds in the upper elevation tributaries. The West Branch and its tributaries have good natural reproduction and support a wild trout fisheries.
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 West Branch flows along Route 30 through Dorset, Vermont. There are several turnouts that provide parking for foot access to the West Branch.
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 West Branch. Visit the Vermont State Parks home page for information on camping in the area.