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Wyoming whitewater, Clear Creek

Johnson county, Moiser Picnic to Hydro Station section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V)     3.2 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Wyoming and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Sheridan, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This is a pretty short section so better
    bring some good walking shoes. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. The nearby hotels are
a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch of Clear Creek in Johnson County is 3.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV(V) section. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Mosier Gulch is always fun, and the nice folks of Buffalo
 
like to hang out close by. Summertime highs at Clear Creek regularly tend to be in the 80's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 50's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 30's; night lows at Clear Creek during the winter mostly descend into the 0's. It is very dried out here at Clear Creek usually. The wettest month of the year is regularly May, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest of the months is February.

Clear Creek, Moiser Picnic to Hydro Station 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 Clear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Clear Creek:
Clear Creek, Johnson County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3.2 miles long (Moiser Picnic to Hydro Station)
Clear Creek, Johnson County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (2 miles above to 1/2 mile below Buffalo)
Clear Creek, Johnson County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (confluence of Middlr Fork to Moiser Gulch Picnic area)
Powder River - North Fork, Johnson County, 23 miles away
      Class III-V - 6 miles long (Hazelton Road to Mayoworth Road)
 Ski Areas Near Clear Creek:
Big Horn, Wyoming , 30 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 20 runs
Antelope Butte, Wyoming , 44 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 3 lifts, 18 runs
 Hotels Near Clear Creek:
The Historic Mansion House Inn, Buffalo , 7 miles away
Days Inn Buffalo WY, Buffalo , 8 miles away
Quality Inn Buffalo, Buffalo , 8 miles away
Super 8 Buffalo, Buffalo , 8 miles away
Rodeway Inn Buffalo, Buffalo , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clear Creek:
Big Horn Campground, Buffalo, 4 miles away
Mountain View Motel and Campground, Buffalo, 6 miles away
Bud Love Wildlife Habitat Management Area, Story, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Clear Creek:
Story Penrose Trail, Sheridan , 16 miles away
Angeline Trail, Johnson , 18 miles away
Solitude Trail, Big Horn , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clear Creek:
Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming , 30 miles away
Tongue River Reservoir State Park, Montana , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clear Creek:
Buffalo Golf Club, Buffalo , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Clear Creek
Muddy Guard Reservoir Number 1, Johnson , 8 miles away
Muddy Guard Reservoir Number 2, Johnson , 8 miles away

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