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Water Recreation

Brunet Island State Park


Buoys and ropes for your safety mark the swimming area. Only coast guard approved flotation devices are allowed in the beach area. Please, no food or beverages on the beach. Pets are not allowed in the beach or picnic areas. No lifeguards are provided, so swim at your own risk.

Boating, canoeing and kayaking

The island is on a stretch of water extending about 3.5 to 4 miles from the Cornell dam to the Holcombe dam. There is excellent flat water paddling through numerous channels among undeveloped islands in the northern portion of the park. Flow fluctuations can have a significant impact on water levels. This means that you have to watch out for rocks, particularly on the south end towards town.

The park's boat ramp is on the island not far from the entrance road. There is a boat mooring area near the South Campground and boats or canoes can be moored at many of the North Campground sites. Canoes and kayaks can be rented from various places in Cornell and Holcombe.