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Wyoming whitewater, Powder River - Middle Fork

Washakie Johnson county, Forest Service Road bridge Close to county line to Highway 190 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     12 miles
  The Forest Service Road bridge Close to county line to Highway 190 stretch of Powder River - Middle Fork in Wyoming is 12 miles long and is a class II-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Wyoming and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a short drive from Casper, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Bighorn Mountains scenery
    is wonderful. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small
number of paddling places. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. If you're a camper you can camp  
at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
The Cash Trail offers hiking at its best. Through the summer, highs commonly are in the 80's at Powder River - Middle Fork. When the night sets in temperatures descend down into the 50's. All through the winter this place gets highs in the 30's with winter lows in the-10's overnight here at Powder River - Middle Fork. Powder River - Middle Fork gets very little rainfall. Of all the months in a year May is the one with the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Powder River - Middle Fork, Forest Service Road bridge Close to county line to Highway 190 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 Powder River - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Powder River - Middle Fork:
Powder River - Middle Fork, Washakie Johnson County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 12 miles long (Forest Service Road bridge Close to county line to Highway 190)
Powder River - North Fork, Johnson County, 21 miles away
      Class III-V - 6 miles long (Hazelton Road to Mayoworth Road)
 Ski Areas Near Powder River - Middle Fork:
Big Horn, Wyoming , 32 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 20 runs
Antelope Butte, Wyoming , 66 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 3 lifts, 18 runs
 Hotels Near Powder River - Middle Fork:
The Historic Mansion House Inn, Buffalo , 42 miles away
Days Inn Buffalo WY, Buffalo , 42 miles away
Super 8 Buffalo, Buffalo , 43 miles away
Quality Inn Buffalo, Buffalo , 43 miles away
Rodeway Inn Buffalo, Buffalo , 43 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Powder River - Middle Fork:
Outlaw Cave, Powder River, 3 miles away
Middle Fork of the Powder River, Powder River, 10 miles away
Grave Springs, Hiland, 18 miles away
 Trails Near Powder River - Middle Fork:
Cash Trail, Johnson , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Powder River - Middle Fork
Firnekas Reservoir, Natrona , 19 miles away

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