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Wyoming whitewater, Powder River - North Fork

Johnson county, Hazelton Road to Mayoworth Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     6 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The wonderful Johnson County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The Hazelton Road to Mayoworth Road stretch of Powder River - North Fork in Johnson County is 6 miles long and it is classified as a class III-V
    section by American Whitewater. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others
too. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Sheridan, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other places. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve  
in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whitewater paddling here in the Bighorn Mountains is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
Charlie Brown Spring is an inspiring spot to have a look at while here, and Powder River - North Fork is right by the Cash Trail. So much exciting stuff in the Bighorn Mountains, just extraordinary. A short visit to Hammond Spring is always worthwhile, and nearby Snowdrift Draw is a wonderful spot to go. This river is so good. The warmest time of the year at Powder River - North Fork comes with high temperatures in the 80's.

Powder River - North Fork, Hazelton Road to Mayoworth Road 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 Powder River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Powder River - North Fork:
Powder River - North Fork, Johnson County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 6 miles long (Hazelton Road to Mayoworth Road)
Clear Creek, Johnson County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3.2 miles long (Moiser Picnic to Hydro Station)
Tensleep Creek, Washakie County, 21 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.4 miles long (Highway 16 to Bottom of Switchbacks)
Powder River - Middle Fork, Washakie Johnson County, 23 miles away
      Class II-V - 12 miles long (Forest Service Road bridge Close to county line to Highway 190)
Clear Creek, Johnson County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (2 miles above to 1/2 mile below Buffalo)
Clear Creek, Johnson County, 26 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (confluence of Middlr Fork to Moiser Gulch Picnic area)
 Ski Areas Near Powder River - North Fork:
Big Horn, Wyoming , 20 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 20 runs
Antelope Butte, Wyoming , 50 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 3 lifts, 18 runs
 Hotels Near Powder River - North Fork:
The Historic Mansion House Inn, Buffalo , 27 miles away
Days Inn Buffalo WY, Buffalo , 27 miles away
Quality Inn Buffalo, Buffalo , 27 miles away
Super 8 Buffalo, Buffalo , 27 miles away
Rodeway Inn Buffalo, Buffalo , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Powder River - North Fork:
Lower Doyle Creek Campground, Johnson County, 6 miles away
Doyle, Buffalo, 6 miles away
Lost Cabin Campground, -blank-, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Powder River - North Fork:
Cash Trail, Johnson , 6 miles away
Angeline Trail, Johnson , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Powder River - North Fork:
Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming , 32 miles away
 Lakes Near Powder River - North Fork
Muddy Guard Reservoir Number 1, Johnson , 17 miles away
Muddy Guard Reservoir Number 2, Johnson , 18 miles away
East Tensleep Lake, Big Horn , 19 miles away

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