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Idaho whitewater, Henrys Fork

Fremont county, Big Springs to A-2 bridge Close to Island Park Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     9.7 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Rexburg, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Idaho are often tougher than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking,
    either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. Lodging is available near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Big Springs to A-2 bridge Close to Island Park Reservoir stretch
of Henrys Fork in Idaho is 9.7 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Idaho and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Hiking along the Rock Creek Pack Trail is delightful fun, and Henrys Fork is not far at all from Island Park. Not far from Henrys Fork you can enjoy the trees of Targhee National Forest, and you can have a nice hiking adventure along the Dry Creek Trail. This is such a wonderful river. A tour to Targhee National Forest invigorates the soul, and Henrys Lake State Park is a pleasant place. The amount of precipitation that falls at Henrys Fork is close to the national average. January is when you get the most snow here; the driest month of the year is October.

Henrys Fork, Big Springs to A-2 bridge Close to Island Park Reservoir road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Henrys Fork.
 Whitewater Near Henrys Fork:
Henrys Fork, Fremont County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.7 miles long (Big Springs to A-2 bridge Close to Island Park Reservoir)
Henrys Fork, Fremont County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Box Canyon to Last Chance)
Henrys Fork, Fremont County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 11 miles long (Riverside Campground to above Upper Mesa Falls)
Henrys Fork, Fremont/ Madison County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II+(V) - 4 miles long (Lower Mesa Falls to Warm River)
Warm River, Fremont County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Twisted Draw to Warm River Campground)
Madison River, Madison County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Quake Lake to 1 1/2 mile downstream)
Madison River, Madison County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Hebgen Reservoir to Quake Lake)
Falls River, Fremont County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Concrete Bridge to Kirkham Bridge)
Robinson Creek, Fremont County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 21.9 miles long (Yellowstone National Park to Warm River)
Falls River, Fremont County, 28 miles away
      Class III - 14 miles long (Cave Falls Campground WY to Concrete Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Henrys Fork:
Big Sky, Montana , 40 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 42 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 43 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 46 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 57 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 64 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 73 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
 Marinas Near Henrys Fork:
Hebgen Lake Lodge and Marina, West Yellowstone , 17 miles away
Kirkwood Resort & Marina, West Yellowstone , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Henrys Fork:
Sawtelle Mountain Resort, Island Park , 8 miles away
Super 8 West Yellowstone, West Yellowstone , 12 miles away
Yellowstone Under Canvas, West Yellowstone , 14 miles away
Bar N Ranch, West Yellowstone , 14 miles away
Yellowstone West Gate Hotel, West Yellowstone , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Henrys Fork:
Koa Campground, Island Park, 1 miles away
Flat Rock - Island Park, Macks Inn, 1 miles away
Mack's Inn and RV Park, Mack's Inn, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Henrys Fork:
Rock Creek Pack Trail, Fremont , 8 miles away
Dry Creek Trail, Fremont , 13 miles away
Tin Cup Trail, Fremont , 14 miles away
Willow Creek Trail, Fremont , 16 miles away
Myers Creek Trail, Fremont , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Henrys Fork:
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 52 miles away
Grand Teton National Park, Moose - WY , 60 miles away
Henrys Lake State Park, Idaho , 7 miles away
Targhee National Forest, Idaho , 9 miles away
Harriman State Park, Idaho , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Henrys Fork:
Island Park Village, Island Park , 2 miles away
Fremont County Golf Course, Saint Anthony , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Henrys Fork
Henrys Lake, Fremont , 6 miles away
Hebgen Reservoir, Gallatin , 19 miles away

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