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Wyoming whitewater, Sweetwater River

Fremont county, From Granite Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Wyoming are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The campgrounds here at Sweetwater River are pretty good. The From Granite Creek section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling spots.
    The starting location is a short drive from Riverton, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have
people coming from far and near. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
A short tour to Olson Spring is always worthwhile; a visit to Sweetwater River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Lower Mormon Spring. Sweetwater River is pretty dehydrated frequently.
The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain, and January is when it's the driest. The warmest time of the year at Sweetwater River comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 50's. Highs through the winter are generally in the 30's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at Sweetwater River.

Sweetwater River, From Granite Creek 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 Sweetwater River.
 Whitewater Near Sweetwater River:
Sweetwater River, Fremont County, 3 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6 miles long (From Granite Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Sweetwater River:
White Pine, Wyoming , 95 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 25 runs
 Hotels Near Sweetwater River:
Inn At Lander, Lander , 28 miles away
Rodeway Inn Pronghorn Lodge, Lander , 28 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LANDER, Lander , 29 miles away
The Frontier Lodge, Lander , 29 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites Riverton, Riverton , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sweetwater River:
K Bar Ranch, Lander, 18 miles away
Hart Ranch Hideout, Lander, 18 miles away
Big Atlantic Gulch, Hudson, 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sweetwater River:
Sinks Canyon State Park, Wyoming , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Sweetwater River
Dry Lake, Fremont , 17 miles away
Carmody Lake, Fremont , 17 miles away

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