Bear - 01. Sulphur Campground to Chalk Creek,WY


Bear, Utah, US/Wyoming, US

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01. Sulphur Campground to Chalk Creek,WY

Usual Difficulty I-IV (for normal flows)
Length 15 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
BEAR RIVER NEAR UTAH-WYOMING STATE LINE
usgs-10011500 500 - 2500 cfs I-IV 00h49m 118 cfs (too low)


River Description

Lat/longitude coordinates are a rough estimate; Sulphur Campground could not be found, so we're using Rte. 30 in Utah. If anyone has better putin and/or takeout info, please help out by adding a comment.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-09 21:10:53

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 31 2017 (112 days ago)
Paul DiegelDetails
May 29, 2017: Paddled from the first bridge on hwy 150 headed S out of Evanston, about 8 miles S of
town (mp 12 or so?) at about 1200 cfs. Fast, bank to bank flat mostly water, no rapids of note
until getting close to the town play park, no wood that could not be avoided with a little looking
ahead, about a half dozen fences that had been pulled down. There were 2 fences across the river -
it was possible to go under each on the correct side of the river (first right, 2nd left). They
were not hard to see, but both could have been missed until too late if someone were drifting along
backwards and not paying close attention, especially the first one as it was just past a very sharp
right bend. No "no trespassing" signs, easy put in at the bridge. Took out at the whitewater play
park, 13 miles, something like 3 hours. Lots of wildlife (moose, raptors, waterfowl). Parallels the
road but with little or no road access until reaching Evanston. Fun in a fast, consequential class
2ish way. Not sure what the ideal flow window was - 1200 cfs was plenty but higher would be ok and
it would probably be good with half that flow.
January 3 2012 (2087 days ago)
Bill HuntDetails
Sulphur Camp to Hayden camp has a lot of wood and beaver dams. Hayden camp to Stillwater camp(5 mi)
or East Fork camp (another 3.5 mi) would be the best stretches with a legal takeout. Above 1600 cfs
is preferred; this usually means peak runoff (and therefore icy cold water). There is a lot of wood
avoidance on creeks in the Uintas. East Fork to milepost 51.5 has been popular in the past, but the
takeout involves a 1/4 mile hike up a steep hill on private land, and in 2011 there were reports of
the landowner having a security guard at the takeout, especially if shuttle cars were parked there.
The next legal takeout appears to be the Chalk Creek bridge, which is 10 miles down from MP 51.5.
This section is said to have a number of barbed wire fences across the river, so it almost never
gets done. Getting permission to take out on private land somewhere below MP51.5 would make the
section below East Fork (fun class III wave trains for a few miles) doable again.


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