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Wyoming whitewater, Clarks Fork Yellowstone River

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

 

CLASS III-V     3 miles
  The nature scenery of Park County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Wyoming are often more challenging than in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The starting point is not too far from Billings, as you can see on the road map further down. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great
    campgrounds nearby. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The Lower section is one of many
paddling sections in this river system. The Absaroka Range scenery is wonderful. This section of Clarks Fork Yellowstone River is 3 miles long and it is classified as a class III-V section by American Whitewater. 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 might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an  
area with plenty of spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Bridal Veil Falls will fill your soul with pleasant feelings. The Beartooth Loop National Recreation Trail offers hiking at its best; a great location to have a look at is Cyclone Bar. This river has so much to offer. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Clarks Fork Yellowstone River; Morrison Trail is a delightful local trail. Summertime at Clarks Fork Yellowstone River arrives with high temperatures in the 70's. During the moonlight hours it's regularly in the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Clarks Fork Yellowstone River.

Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Lower 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, 1 miles away
      Class III-V - 3 miles long (Lower)
Rock Creek, Carbon County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Lake Fork to Red Lodge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Whitewater, Carbon County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Shoshone River, Park County, 19 miles away
      Class II-V - 8.1 miles long (Buffalo Bill Dam to Highway 120)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Honeymoon)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 22 miles away
      Class V+ - 22.9 miles long (Box)
Crandall Creek, Park County, 24 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Trailhead to Clarks Fork Yellowstone Rail Road)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 25 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.2 miles long (Upper)
Rosebud Creek - East, Carbon County, 28 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Lake to Sand Dunes Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana , 18 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 70 runs
White Pine, Wyoming , 95 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 25 runs
 Hotels Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Yodeler Motel, Red Lodge , 18 miles away
Comfort Inn Red Lodge, Red Lodge , 19 miles away
The Cody Hotel, Cody , 22 miles away
Cody Cowboy Village, Cody , 22 miles away
AmericInn Cody, Cody , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Hogan - Luce Camp Ground, Powell, 6 miles away
Dead Indian Campground, Park County, 7 miles away
FR2124 Dispersed, Red Lodge, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Morrison Trail, Park , 6 miles away
Beartooth Loop National Recreation Trail, Park , 10 miles away
Custer National Forest Trail, Carbon , 10 miles away
Custer National Forest Trail, Carbon , 10 miles away
Trout Creek Trail, Park , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Buffalo Bill State Park, Wyoming , 18 miles away
Cooney Reservoir State Park, Montana , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course, Red Lodge , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River
Black Canyon Lake, Carbon , 18 miles away
Buffalo Bill Reservoir, Park , 18 miles away

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