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Wyoming whitewater, Wind River

Fremont county, 3 miles to 6 miles below Dubois section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3 miles
  The 3 miles to 6 miles below Dubois stretch of Wind River is 3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The nature scenery of Fremont County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from
    near and far. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Riverton, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down
the page. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a pretty short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
Going for a hike on the Dinwoody Trail is always a fine adventure, and Wind River is not far at all from Dubois. Byrd Draw is a wonderful site to spend some time at, and nearby you come across the Ross Lake Trail which is a magnificent hiking trail. This is such a fun river. Wind River gets very little precipitation. June is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February. For the duration of the warm months highs here at Wind River reach the 80's, and the night is somewhat chillier of course, mostly in the 40's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 30's, and after the sun is down during the winter temperatures at Wind River sink into the 10's.

Wind River, 3 miles to 6 miles below Dubois 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 Wind River.
 Whitewater Near Wind River:
Wind River, Fremont County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (3 miles to 6 miles below Dubois)
Wind River - East Fork, Fremont County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 11 miles long (Wilderness boundary to Wiggins Fork)
Bull Lake Creek, Fremont County, 22 miles away
      Class -blank- - 12 miles long (North Fork to Bull Lake)
Green River, Sublette County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (Green River Lakes to Tepee Creek)
Shoshone River - South Fork, Park County, 27 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (East Fork Creek to Trailhead)
Greybull River, Park County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Venus Creek to Forest Service boundary)
 Ski Areas Near Wind River:
White Pine, Wyoming , 30 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 25 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 85 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana , 86 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 70 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 90 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 100 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
 Hotels Near Wind River:
Super 8 Dubois, Dubois , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN Pinedale Inn, Pinedale , 39 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Pinedale, Pinedale , 40 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Pinedale, Pinedale , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wind River:
Whiskey Basin Wildlife Management Area - Ring Lake, Dubois, 2 miles away
Whiskey Basin Wildlife Management Area - Torrey Creek, Dubois, 3 miles away
Whiskey Basin Wildlife Management Area - Trail Lake, Dubois, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Wind River:
Ross Lake Trail, Fremont , 8 miles away
Dinwoody Trail, Fremont , 8 miles away
Boundary Trail, Fremont , 8 miles away
C M Trail, Fremont , 8 miles away
Whiskey Mountain Trail, Fremont , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wind River:
Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wind River:
Antelope Hills Golf Course, Dubois , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Wind River
Double Lake, Fremont , 9 miles away
Ross Lake, Fremont , 10 miles away
Alice Lake, Fremont , 13 miles away

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