Barton River (Vermont) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBarton River
Barton River Marsh
|Main source||Crystal Lake (Vermont)
Orleans County, Vermont, United States
968 ft (295 m)
|River mouth||Lake Memphremagog
Newport (city), Vermont, Orleans County, Vermont, United States
682 ft (208 m)
|Length||22 mi (35 km)|
|Basin size||174 sq mi (450 km2)|
The Vermont Route 16 north of Glover to Lake Memphremagog stretch of the river is 21.5 miles (34.6 km) long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-III section. Glover is 20 miles (32 km) distant from Memphremagog.
Roaring Brook empties Parker Pond into the river in southern Barton near route 16.
One of the head branches is the drain from Crystal Lake in the village of Barton.
The Willoughby River flows from Lake Willoughby into the Barton River in Orleans and provides considerable volume. Orleans was once called "Barton Landing" and was the place where, historically, craft could be safely loaded for transport north.
After leaving Orleans, it flows through eastern Irasburg, through Coventry and then into Lake Memphremagog.
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