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Wyoming whitewater, Tongue River

Sheridan county, Sheep Creek to Tongue Canyon trailhead section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     2.34 miles
  The natural beauty of Sheridan County and the water flowing gracefully down Tongue River beats anything. The Sheep Creek to Tongue Canyon trailhead stretch of Tongue River in Wyoming is 2.34 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V+ section by American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is a short paddling stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. If you've
    been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Wyoming you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. If you're coming from Sheridan it's not a long
drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with not too many other rivers for that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are some good  
sections to paddle in this river system, the Sheep Creek to Tongue Canyon trailhead section is one of them. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
You might want to pay a visit to Tongue Canyon since you're here at Tongue River. Everybody nearby loves skiing at Antelope Butte, and you can have a delightful hiking adventure along the Wolf Creek Trail. This river is always fun. Lots of people from Dayton come to Tongue River, and what would a site like Tongue River be without out of the ordinary nearby characteristics like Needles Eye.

Tongue River, Sheep Creek to Tongue Canyon trailhead 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 Tongue River.
 Whitewater Near Tongue River:
Tongue River, Sheridan County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.34 miles long (Sheep Creek to Tongue Canyon trailhead)
Tongue River, Sheridan County, 5 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - -blank- miles long (Tongue Canyon trailhead to Dayton)
Shell Creek, Big Horn County, 21 miles away
      Class II-V - 11 miles long (Cabin Creek to Forest Service boundary)
Paintrock Creek, -blank- County, 25 miles away
      Class V+ - 12 miles long (North Fork to Valley floor)
 Ski Areas Near Tongue River:
Antelope Butte, Wyoming , 1 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 3 lifts, 18 runs
Big Horn, Wyoming , 34 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Tongue River:
Super 8 Sheridan, Sheridan , 25 miles away
Trails End Motel Sheridan, Sheridan , 25 miles away
Trails End Motel, Sheridan , 25 miles away
Alamo Motel, Sheridan , 25 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites Sheridan, Sheridan , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tongue River:
Tongue Canyon Campground, Sheridan County, 1 miles away
Amsden Creek Wildlife Management Area - Tongue Canyon, Dayton, 1 miles away
Amsden Creek Wildlife Management Area - Tongue River, Dayton, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Tongue River:
Wolf Creek Trail, Sheridan , 6 miles away
Roosevelt Trail, Sheridan , 7 miles away
Game Creek Trail, Sheridan , 12 miles away
Tepee Trail, Sheridan , 16 miles away
Bear Gulch Trail, Sheridan , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tongue River:
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency - MT , 41 miles away
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Fort Smith - MT , 41 miles away
Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming , 18 miles away
Rosebud Battlefield State Park, Montana , 32 miles away
Tongue River Reservoir State Park, Montana , 39 miles away
 Lakes Near Tongue River
Stull Lakes, Sheridan , 13 miles away
Adelaide Lake, Big Horn , 17 miles away

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