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Idaho whitewater, Henrys Fork

Fremont Madison county, Lower Mesa Falls to Warm River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II+(V)     4 miles
 
Great little slice of wilderness with a wicked put-in below lower mesa falls and just enough boat eating whitewater to weed out most floaters. I see parts of boats wrapped around rocks every year. Not for beginners. Fishing can be good and watch for bears, moose and eagles. An easier float starts part of the way down, accessed by the old Bear Gulch ski resort road, if it's open. Says Larry Tullis

The starting location is a short drive
    from Rexburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Idaho you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're
visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Lower Mesa Falls to Warm River section is just one of many. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want  
to stay the night, but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The scenic beauty of Idaho and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The Lower Mesa Falls to Warm River stretch of Henrys Fork is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II+(V) section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
A journey to Henrys Fork wouldn’t be complete without a tour to close by Harriman State Park, and there are plenty of folks from Ashton here at Henrys Fork.

Henrys Fork, Lower Mesa Falls to Warm River 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/ Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II+(V) - 4 miles long (Lower Mesa Falls to Warm River)
Warm River, Fremont County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Twisted Draw to Warm River Campground)
Falls River, Fremont County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Concrete Bridge to Kirkham Bridge)
Henrys Fork, Fremont County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 11 miles long (Riverside Campground to above Upper Mesa Falls)
Henrys Fork, Fremont County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Box Canyon to Last Chance)
Bitch Creek, Teton/ Fremont County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (Highway 32 Bridge Close to Wyoming line to Teton River)
Teton River, Teton/ Madison/ Fremont County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Highway 33 Bridge to Spring Hollow)
Robinson Creek, Fremont County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 21.9 miles long (Yellowstone National Park to Warm River)
Henrys Fork, Fremont County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.7 miles long (Big Springs to A-2 bridge Close to Island Park Reservoir)
Teton River, Fremont County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Teton Dam site to Teton Forks)
 Ski Areas Near Henrys Fork:
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 31 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 32 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 44 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 52 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Big Sky, Montana , 57 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 58 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 88 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
Pebble Creek, Idaho , 90 miles away, 2911 foot drop, 3 lifts, 54 runs
 Hotels Near Henrys Fork:
Sawtelle Mountain Resort, Island Park , 25 miles away
BEST WESTERN Teton West, Driggs , 25 miles away
Morleys Acres Farm And Bed And Breakfast, Driggs , 26 miles away
Super 8 Driggs, Driggs , 26 miles away
Super 8 West Yellowstone, West Yellowstone , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Henrys Fork:
Warm River, Squirrel, 2 miles away
Grandview, Squirrel, 2 miles away
Bear Gulch Campground, Fremont County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Henrys Fork:
West Boundary Trail, Fremont , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Henrys Fork:
Grand Teton National Park, Moose - WY , 49 miles away
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 60 miles away
Targhee National Forest, Idaho , 8 miles away
Harriman State Park, Idaho , 13 miles away
Henrys Lake State Park, Idaho , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Henrys Fork:
Aspen Acres Golf Club & RV Park, Ashton , 5 miles away
Timberline Golf, Ashton , 6 miles away
Fremont County Golf Course, Saint Anthony , 13 miles away

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