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Albany county, Wheatland No. 3 Reservoir to Tunnel Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     17 miles
  The Wheatland No. 3 Reservoir to Tunnel Road section of Laramie River in Albany County is 17 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Laramie, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Albany County and the water flowing gracefully down Laramie River make the trip here worthwhile. If you're a camper you can camp at
    one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The Wheatland No. 3 Reservoir to Tunnel Road stretch is one of a few
paddling stretches in this river system. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
It
 
is very arid here at Laramie River frequently. During May this area sees the most rain, and February is when it's the driest. Throughout the summer months at Laramie River temperatures are generally in the 80's while nighttime lows are frequently in the 40's. Through the wintertime the highs are commonly in the 30's, and overnight lows through the wintertime for Laramie River tend to be in the 10's.

Laramie River, Wheatland No. 3 Reservoir to Tunnel Road 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 Laramie River.
 Whitewater Near Laramie River:
Laramie River, Albany Platte County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16 miles long (Tunnel Road to Palmer Canyon Road)
Laramie River, Albany County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 17 miles long (Wheatland No. 3 Reservoir to Tunnel Road)
Bluegrass Creek, Albany / Platte County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 20 miles long (Tunnel outlet to Highway 34)
 Ski Areas Near Laramie River:
Snowy Range, Wyoming , 53 miles away, 990 foot drop, 5 lifts, 27 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 98 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Laramie River:
Super 8 Laramie, Laramie , 29 miles away
BEST WESTERN Laramie Inn & Suites, Laramie , 29 miles away
Econo Lodge Laramie, Laramie , 30 miles away
Days Inn Laramie, Laramie , 30 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Laramie, Laramie , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Laramie River:
Tom Thorn - Beth Williams WHMA - Camp Ground A, Horse Creek, 13 miles away
Tom Thorn - Beth Williams WHMA - Camp Ground B, Horse Creek, 13 miles away
Tom Thorn - Beth Williams WHMA - Camp Ground C, Horse Creek, 13 miles away

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