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Wyoming whitewater, Shoshone River

Park county, Buffalo Bill Dam to Highway 120 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     8.1 miles
  This stretch of Shoshone River in Park County is 8.1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-V section of whitewater. If you're coming from Billings it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The beautiful scenery of Park County and the playfulness of the
    water have people coming here. The campgrounds here at Shoshone River are pretty good. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Buffalo Bill Dam to Highway 120 section is one of them. Getting your
paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with not too many other spots for that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Wyoming are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The beautiful Absaroka Range scenery is an added  
bonus. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
A journey to Buffalo Bill State Park revives the spirit; a trip to Shoshone Hot Springs will fill your soul with great feelings. Just can't get enough of the Absaroka Range. Near Shoshone River you hit upon Shoshone Canyon which is a glorious place to go to. Put some time aside to spend at Needle Hot Springs since you're here at Shoshone River. You'll meet a lot of folks from Cody here. Around Shoshone River you donít get a lot of precipitation.

Shoshone River, Buffalo Bill Dam to Highway 120 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Shoshone River.
 Whitewater Near Shoshone River:
Shoshone River, Park County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V - 8.1 miles long (Buffalo Bill Dam to Highway 120)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 21 miles away
      Class III-V - 3 miles long (Lower)
 Ski Areas Near Shoshone River:
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana , 36 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 70 runs
White Pine, Wyoming , 87 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 25 runs
 Hotels Near Shoshone River:
The Cody Hotel, Cody , 2 miles away
AmericInn Cody, Cody , 3 miles away
Super 8 Cody, Cody , 4 miles away
Best Western Sunset Inn, Cody , 4 miles away
Best Western Premier Ivy Inn & Suites, Cody , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shoshone River:
TK's RV Park, Cody, 2 miles away
Seven K's Motel, Cody, 2 miles away
Yellowstone Valley Inn, Cody, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shoshone River:
Buffalo Bill State Park, Wyoming , 7 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shoshone River:
Olive-Glenn Golf & Country Club, Cody , 5 miles away
Snowman Indoor Golf, Cody , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Shoshone River
Buffalo Bill Reservoir, Park , 6 miles away

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