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Barton Cove Campground and Canoe/Kayak Rentals Office Directions

Barton Cove is located on Route 2, in Gill, Massachusetts.

  • From the North or South via Route 91: Take exit 27, travel East for 3 miles on Route 2, campground entrance is on your right.
  • From the East via Route 2: Cross the Connecticut River on the French King Bridge, go approximately 3 miles, campground office is on your left, one-quarter mile past the campground entrance.

Canoe/Kayak Rentals

Barton Cove has 50 water craft that can be rented by the hour, the day, or longer. We have a fleet of easy to paddle Wenonah Northfork and Old Town Discovery canoes as well as Current Design Kestrel 140's, Old Town Loon 138's, Ocean Kayak Scrambler XT's and Malibu Two's. We offer several double kayaks. Each rental comes complete with PFD’s (personal flotation devices), and either paddles, or oars.

Rental Fees
Canoes/Kayaks: 0-2 hours: $25
Canoes/Kayaks: by the day: $40 per day
Canoes/Kayaks: 2-day rental: $65 per 2 days

Visit our Turners Falls Dam Portage page for portage information. See our newsletters for more canoe/kayak offerings or click here to get your own free e-mail news letter e-mailed directly to you. Newsletter e-mail lists are not shared with others.

Whatever the length of your outing, it is important to be educated about all aspects of the proposed trip. Be sure to bring along all appropriate equipment, prepare yourself physically and assess your skills before setting out.

If you would like more information, please call Barton Cove at: (413) 863-9300.

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