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Wyoming whitewater, Clarks Fork Yellowstone River

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

 

CLASS V+     22.9 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Billings, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Park County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
    around here you'll find a large number of good places. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. Whitewater
rafting and kayaking spots in Wyoming are harder than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The river winds through the Absaroka Range and you get great scenery. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. This section of Clarks Fork Yellowstone River in Park County is 22.9 miles long and is a class V+ section of whitewater according  
to American Whitewater. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Box stretch is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Clarks Fork Yellowstone River without first going for a hike along the Beartooth Loop National Recreation Trail. Good hiking is available along the Morrison Trail. The amount of precipitation that falls at Clarks Fork Yellowstone River is close to the national average. Through the month of June you get the most rain around here while October is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Throughout the warm months here at Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, high temperatures usually reach the 70's.

Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Box 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, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 3 miles long (Lower)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Honeymoon)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 22.9 miles long (Box)
Rock Creek, Carbon County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Lake Fork to Red Lodge)
Crandall Creek, Park County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Trailhead to Clarks Fork Yellowstone Rail Road)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.2 miles long (Upper)
Rosebud Creek - East, Carbon County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Lake to Sand Dunes Campground)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Whitewater, Carbon County, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County County, 26 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.5 miles long (Stix and Stones)
Shoshone River, Park County, 26 miles away
      Class II-V - 8.1 miles long (Buffalo Bill Dam to Highway 120)
 Ski Areas Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana , 19 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 70 runs
White Pine, Wyoming , 94 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 25 runs
 Hotels Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Yodeler Motel, Red Lodge , 23 miles away
Comfort Inn Red Lodge, Red Lodge , 23 miles away
The Cody Hotel, Cody , 31 miles away
Cody Cowboy Village, Cody , 31 miles away
AmericInn Cody, Cody , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Long Lake Campground, Park County, 5 miles away
Reef Creek Campground, Park County, 5 miles away
Clark's Fork River, Upper, Wapiti, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Beartooth Loop National Recreation Trail, Park , 5 miles away
Morrison Trail, Park , 5 miles away
Lewis and Clark Trail, Park , 5 miles away
Reef Creek Trail, Park , 7 miles away
Beauty Lake Trail, Park , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Buffalo Bill State Park, Wyoming , 24 miles away
Cooney Reservoir State Park, Montana , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course, Red Lodge , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River
Black Canyon Lake, Carbon , 11 miles away

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