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Wyoming whitewater, Shoshone River - South Fork

Park county, East Fork Creek to Trailhead section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     13 miles
  The East Fork Creek to Trailhead section of Shoshone River - South Fork in Wyoming is 13 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Park County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The starting point is not too far from Jackson, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. If you hurry you can run this stretch
    in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your camping stuff. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling spots. A good workout and
just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. The wild scenery of the Absaroka Range is great. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Wyoming is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. There are a few other stretches in this  
river system that can be paddled as well. There's camping available near Shoshone River - South Fork.

Briefly about the general area:
On a wonderful day at Shoshone River - South Fork you can take a hike along the South Fork Trail. Through the warm days of summer highs here at Shoshone River - South Fork reach the 80's, and the nighttime is a little cooler of course, typically in the 40's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 30's; after the sun is down during the winter temperatures at Shoshone River - South Fork descend into the 10's. Shoshone River - South Fork is a location that is quite arid typically.

Shoshone River - South Fork, East Fork Creek to Trailhead 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 Shoshone River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Shoshone River - South Fork:
Shoshone River - South Fork, Park County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (East Fork Creek to Trailhead)
Greybull River, Park County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Venus Creek to Forest Service boundary)
Wind River, Fremont County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (3 miles to 6 miles below Dubois)
Wind River - East Fork, Fremont County, 29 miles away
      Class -blank- - 11 miles long (Wilderness boundary to Wiggins Fork)
 Ski Areas Near Shoshone River - South Fork:
White Pine, Wyoming , 53 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 25 runs
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana , 62 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 70 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 80 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 83 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 90 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
 Hotels Near Shoshone River - South Fork:
Super 8 Dubois, Dubois , 25 miles away
Ute Bluff Lodge, South Fork , 31 miles away
The Cody Hotel, Cody , 46 miles away
Cody Cowboy Village, Cody , 46 miles away
AmericInn Cody, Cody , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shoshone River - South Fork:
Deer Creek, Wapiti, 7 miles away
Double Cabin Campground, Fremont County, 14 miles away
South Fork Shoshone River - Bobcat Houlihan Access, Wapiti, 18 miles away
 Trails Near Shoshone River - South Fork:
South Fork Trail, Park , 3 miles away
South Fork Trail, Park , 4 miles away
Cougar Pass Trail, Fremont , 8 miles away
Twilight Creek Trail, Fremont , 11 miles away
Butte Creek Trail, Park , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shoshone River - South Fork:
Buffalo Bill State Park, Wyoming , 37 miles away
 Lakes Near Shoshone River - South Fork
Deacon Lake, Fremont , 14 miles away

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