Northampton , MA
Longitude/Latitude: -72.620142 / 42.335269
DCR state access area that is called Elwell Recreation Area, Northampton: Damon Road at Route 9 and I-91. Canoe and rowing access only.
Paved access ramp to a wheelchair accessible dock on the river. UMASS also uses this dock for rowing practice. They have nearby quonset huts.
Is It Clean?
If it has not rained in the past 1-2 days, this site is Sometimes clean for swimming and Sometimes clean for boating.
If it has rained in the past 1-2 days, this site is Sometimes clean for swimming and Sometimes clean for boating.
How Do I Get There?
Off Damon Road near intersection of Route 9 and I-91. Turn onto Damon Road, and take a right into the bike trail parking area. Take an immediate right into a parking lot, and you can drive down to a lower level after going by the rowing quonset hut. Walk down path to dock.
This Site Is Monitored By:
The CT River in Northampton is sampled Thursdays between June and October by volunteers coordinated by the Connecticut River Conservancy. Samples taken from middle of dock in flowing water.