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Idaho whitewater, Henrys Fork

Fremont county, Riverside Campground to above Upper Mesa Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     11 miles
  The nature scenery of Idaho and the water flowing gracefully down Henrys Fork have people coming here. This stretch of Henrys Fork in Idaho is 11 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-V section. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so pack your camping stuff.
    The starting location is a reasonable drive from Rexburg, as you can see on the road map further down. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. You might be into whitewater rafting
or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The Riverside Campground to above Upper Mesa Falls stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable.

Briefly about the general area:
 
Going to Harriman State Park next to Henrys Fork is a delightful thing to do, and Sheep Falls is always fun to check out. A trip to Targhee National Forest when you're here at Henrys Fork is a great idea; if you're visiting from Ashton, you won't be the only one. This river is so good. During the long summer days at Henrys Fork highs are generally in the 70's while night lows are typically in the 40's. High temperatures through the winter are normally in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Henrys Fork are in the 0's. Henrys Fork is a location that is relatively dried up frequently.

Henrys Fork, Riverside Campground to above Upper Mesa Falls 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, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 11 miles long (Riverside Campground to above Upper Mesa Falls)
Henrys Fork, Fremont/ Madison County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II+(V) - 4 miles long (Lower Mesa Falls to Warm River)
Henrys Fork, Fremont County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Box Canyon to Last Chance)
Warm River, Fremont County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Twisted Draw to Warm River Campground)
Falls River, Fremont County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Concrete Bridge to Kirkham Bridge)
Henrys Fork, Fremont County, 15 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)
Teton River, Teton/ Madison/ Fremont County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Highway 33 Bridge to Spring Hollow)
Bitch Creek, Teton/ Fremont County, 21 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (Highway 32 Bridge Close to Wyoming line to Teton River)
Robinson Creek, Fremont County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 21.9 miles long (Yellowstone National Park to Warm River)
 Ski Areas Near Henrys Fork:
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 34 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 37 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 51 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Big Sky, Montana , 52 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 53 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 58 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 86 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 , 20 miles away
Super 8 West Yellowstone, West Yellowstone , 24 miles away
Yellowstone Under Canvas, West Yellowstone , 26 miles away
Bar N Ranch, West Yellowstone , 26 miles away
Yellowstone West Gate Hotel, West Yellowstone , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Henrys Fork:
Riverside Park, Island Park, 5 miles away
Grandview, Squirrel, 6 miles away
Pole Bridge, Island Park, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Henrys Fork:
Rock Creek Pack Trail, Fremont , 17 miles away
Dry Creek Trail, Fremont , 17 miles away
Willow Creek Trail, Fremont , 18 miles away
Tin Cup Trail, Fremont , 18 miles away
Myers Creek Trail, Fremont , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Henrys Fork:
Grand Teton National Park, Moose - WY , 55 miles away
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 61 miles away
Targhee National Forest, Idaho , 4 miles away
Harriman State Park, Idaho , 7 miles away
Henrys Lake State Park, Idaho , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Henrys Fork:
Fremont County Golf Course, Saint Anthony , 7 miles away
Timberline Golf, Ashton , 9 miles away
Aspen Acres Golf Club & RV Park, Ashton , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Henrys Fork
Henrys Lake, Fremont , 18 miles away

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