Somerset Reservoir

Somerset Reservoir is located at the headwaters of the Deerfield River in Stratton and Somerset, Vermont, and is managed as part of the Deerfield River Hydroelectric Project (FERC License No. P-2323).   

  • 1,623-acre, 5.6-mile long reservoir at 2,133.58 feet above sea level
  • 26.58 feet of storage managed seasonally
  • Entire undeveloped shoreline owned by Great River Hydro and protected by conservation easement in the heart of Green Mountain National Forest
  • FERC License No. P-2323, issued April 4, 1997, expires March 31, 2037 (40 years)
  • Certified as Low Impact Hydropower by Low Impact Hydropower Institute

Available Recreation Activities

A large recreation area is located just northeast of the dam includes picnic facilities, a gravel boat ramp popular with anglers, a carry-in access for paddlers, and various recreation trails. For more detailed recreation information and maps, please click here.

Great River Hydro’s recreation facilities are open to the public on a day-use basis only, from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset.  Please click here for a complete list of rules.

Water Levels

River flows can vary throughout the day below Great River Hydro’s dams. Check Waterline for current levels and flow forecasts.

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Somerset Reservoir