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Utah whitewater, Sevier River

Sevier county, Upstream of Panguitch to Salina section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     70 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Cedar City, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch of Sevier River in Sevier County is 70 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. Sevier River doesn't have a lot of paddling stretches, the
    Upstream of Panguitch to Salina stretch is the only one. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.
For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with not too many other rivers for that. The beautiful scenery of Utah and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Utah are often more forgiving than in other states, so don't forget that the rivers in this state  
are less demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
A short spree to Don Spring is always worthwhile; you'll probably meet some folks from Marysvale here. The Smith Canyon Trail is a great hiking trail close to Sevier River, and a trip to Otter Creek State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. This river is so good. There is a tremendous hiking trail in close proximity to Sevier River called the Copper Belt Trail, and a tour to Piute State Park is a delightful idea. Around Sevier River you donít get a lot of precipitation. September is the month that gets the most rain, and January is the month with the least moisture.

Sevier River, Upstream of Panguitch to Salina 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 Sevier River.
 Whitewater Near Sevier River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Big Rock Raft & Yak, Piute County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Always Rafting and Kayaking, Piute County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Clear Creek, Sevier County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Fish Creek confluence to 2 miles downstream)
 Ski Areas Near Sevier River:
Elk Meadows, Utah , 17 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Brian Head, Utah , 62 miles away, 1707 foot drop, 8 lifts, 53 runs
 Marinas Near Sevier River:
Otter Creek Recreational Vehicle & Marina, Circleville , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Sevier River:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Richfield, Richfield , 20 miles away
Hampton Inn Richfield, Sevier , 20 miles away
Comfort Inn Richfield, Richfield , 20 miles away
Quality Inn Richfield, Richfield , 21 miles away
Days Inn Richfield, Richfield , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sevier River:
Candy Mountain Resort, Marysvale, 5 miles away
Piute Campground, Piute County, 5 miles away
Lizzie and Charlie's RV/ATV Park, Marysvale, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Sevier River:
Smith Canyon Trail, Piute , 5 miles away
Copper Belt Trail, Piute , 11 miles away
Serviceberry Trail, Sevier , 11 miles away
Third Lefthand Fork Trail, Sevier , 13 miles away
Second Lefthand Fork Trail, Sevier , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sevier River:
Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon - UT , 42 miles away
Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey - UT , 54 miles away
Piute State Park, Utah , 5 miles away
Otter Creek State Park, Utah , 15 miles away
Fremont Indian State Park, Utah , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sevier River:
Cove View Golf Course, Richfield , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Sevier River
Manning Meadows Reservoir, Piute , 8 miles away
Annabella Reservoir, Sevier , 17 miles away

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