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Wyoming whitewater, Clarks Fork Yellowstone River

Park county, Honeymoon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     2.6 miles
  The Honeymoon section of Clarks Fork Yellowstone River is 2.6 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V+ section by American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Park County and the water flowing gracefully down Clarks Fork Yellowstone River beats anything. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling
    places. The starting location is a short drive from Billings, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your
kayak back to put-in a few times. There's camping available near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The wild scenery of the Absaroka Range is great. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Honeymoon stretch is just one of them. If you've been whitewater  
rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Reef Creek Trail is always a great adventure, and nearby Oliver Gulch is a splendid place to go. This place, the Absaroka Range, has so much outdoors amusing things. There are good places to explore along the Crandall Cutoff Trail. All through the summertime, highs usually are in the 70's at Clarks Fork Yellowstone River. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 30's.

Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Honeymoon 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 Clarks Fork Yellowstone River.
 Whitewater Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Honeymoon)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 22.9 miles long (Box)
Crandall Creek, Park County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Trailhead to Clarks Fork Yellowstone Rail Road)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.2 miles long (Upper)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County County, 16 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.5 miles long (Stix and Stones)
Rosebud Creek - East, Carbon County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Lake to Sand Dunes Campground)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 3 miles long (Lower)
Rock Creek, Carbon County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Lake Fork to Red Lodge)
Rosebud Creek - West, Stillwater County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 3 miles long (Emerald Lake to Pine Grove Campground)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone, Park County, 20 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Trailhead to State line)
 Ski Areas Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana , 25 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 70 runs
White Pine, Wyoming , 93 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 25 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 100 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Yodeler Motel, Red Lodge , 30 miles away
Comfort Inn Red Lodge, Red Lodge , 31 miles away
The Cody Hotel, Cody , 40 miles away
AmericInn Cody, Cody , 41 miles away
Super 8 Cody, Cody , 41 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Swamp Lake, Wapiti, 2 miles away
Hunter Peak Campground, Park County, 2 miles away
Clark's Fork River, Upper, Wapiti, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Reef Creek Trail, Park , 3 miles away
Crandall Cutoff Trail, Park , 4 miles away
Lodgepole Trail, Park , 4 miles away
Lewis and Clark Trail, Park , 5 miles away
Clay Butte Trail, Park , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Buffalo Bill State Park, Wyoming , 32 miles away
 Lakes Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River
Black Canyon Lake, Carbon , 12 miles away

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