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Bear River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Bear River

Bear River Info
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Put In:  East Fork of the Bear Campground
Take Out:  Chalk Creek
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III
Gradient:  85 ft/mi
Run Length:  15.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  536 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:45 AM - BEAR RIVER AT IDAHO-UTAH STATE LINE, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1,000 - 2,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  Usually peaks at 2,000 cfs
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season:  This river usually runs during late spring melt off, and peaks in mid June
Permit:  None
Hazards:  In some spots the river spreads and creates channels that can cause logjam hazards
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Private except for put in and take out
Wilderness:  no
Location:  In the Canyon Country (UT), of

Other Resources

Canyon Country Kayak Clubs
  • U of Utah Outdoor Recreation Program
  • Utah Whitewater Club
  • Conservation Organizations
  • Glen Canyon Institute
  • Virgin River Runners' Coalition