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Utah whitewater, Lake Fork

Duchesne county, Moon Lake to Bridge to Yellowstone River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     8.3 miles
  This section of Lake Fork in Duchesne County is 8.3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Evanston, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because
    these hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are not so many other good rivers for that around here. This is one of a small number of paddling
stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The natural beauty of Utah and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. The Uinta Mountains scenery is wonderful. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. If you've been  
whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Utah you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is wonderful here at Lake Fork, you can go for a hike along the Fish Creek National Recreation Trail. Don't leave Lake Fork without going to Ashley National Forest; you might also want to pay a visit to Mackentire Draw while you're here at Lake Fork. At this river you will always have a good time. At Lake Fork you always meet someone from Altonah.

Lake Fork, Moon Lake to Bridge to Yellowstone 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 Lake Fork.
 Whitewater Near Lake Fork:
Lake Fork, Duchesne County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.3 miles long (Moon Lake to Bridge to Yellowstone River)
Yellowstone River, Duchesne County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Swift Creek to Reservoir)
Rock Creek, Duchesne County, 18 miles away
      Class II-V - 5 miles long (Upper Stillwater Dam to Route 134)
Blacks Fork - East Fork, Summit County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Guard station off US 150 to Hewinta Guard Station)
Uinta River, Duchesne County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.5 miles long (Uinta Valley Campground to Power Plant)
Blacks Fork - West Fork, Summit County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.5 miles long (Bridge to confluence with East Fork)
 Ski Areas Near Lake Fork:
Deer Valley, Utah , 73 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 75 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 78 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Sundance, Utah , 79 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
Brighton, Utah , 80 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
Solitude, Utah , 80 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
Alta, Utah , 84 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Snowbird, Utah , 85 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
 Hotels Near Lake Fork:
Studio 6 Duchesne UT, Duchesne , 19 miles away
Comfort Inn Ballard, Ballard , 33 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Ballard , 35 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Landmark Hotel, Ballard , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lake Fork:
Beaver Dam Campground, Duchesne County, 1 miles away
Moon Lake Group - Ashley National Forest, Vernal, 6 miles away
Yellowstone Campground, Duchesne County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Lake Fork:
Fish Creek National Recreation Trail, Duchesne , 4 miles away
High Line Trail, Summit , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lake Fork:
Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer - WY , 67 miles away
Ashley National Forest, Utah , 14 miles away
Starvation State Park, Utah , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Lake Fork
Toquer Lake, Duchesne , 7 miles away
Red Castle Lake, Summit , 15 miles away
Lower Red Castle Lake, Summit , 16 miles away

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