Lake Fork - 01. Moon Lake to Bridge to Yellowstone River


Lake Fork, Utah, US

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01. Moon Lake to Bridge to Yellowstone River

Usual Difficulty III-IV (varies with level)
Length 8.3 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
LAKE FORK RIVER BL MOON LAKE NR MOUNTAIN HOME, UT
usgs-09291000 170 - 490 cfs III-IV 01h00m 50.2 cfs (too low)


River Description

This run can receive dam release flows in the 300 cfs range in the summer, which makes for continuous and scenic whitewater, as an intrepid local packraft explorer, Scott England reported on July 18, 2015.

There is a dirt road right below the dam that could be a possible putin, although access is unclear, please be respectful. 

Devin Peterson paddled this run with a group in 2018, around 350 cfs (and 275 cfs, also a good level) and reported: 
The best drops are just below the lake. You can scout them using a dirt turnoff. https://goo.gl/maps/TBkSNTqsec82

There was a scary riverwide log just below the put in. First time the river braids you can take the right channel with less water, to avoid it. There was another mandatory portage a few miles down with easy takeout on the right. Once you get to the diversion you can hop on the canal going off the right to get back to the road. If you don't you'll end up in endless log jams and braiding. https://goo.gl/maps/bQAvXncpLDp

The run is just over 2 hours drive from Salt Lake.
This section seems to be about 2.3 miles. 


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-08-13 23:03:23

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