Swallow Canyon To Lodore

This is mainly a scenic run through the Browns Park Wildlife Refuge.  Note: you must have a Lodore permit to float all the way to the Lodore boat ramp.  Otherwise you will need to take out at the Crook Boat ramp.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Green River are between a bare minimum of 1,000cfs and a high of 8,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09234500, the Green River Near Greendale Remember only watercraft are permitted at Swallow Canyon to Lodore.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Yampa River At Deerlodge Park
USGS 09260050
197 cfs 1.9 ft
Blacks Fork Near Little America
USGS 09224700
26 cfs 3.3 ft
Green River Near Green River
USGS 09217000
589 cfs 1.0 ft
Henrys Fork Near Manila
USGS 09229500
140 cfs 3.5 ft
White River Near Watson
USGS 09306500
286 cfs 1.8 ft
Ashley Creek Near Vernal
USGS 09266500
59 cfs 2.1 ft
Green River Near Jensen
USGS 09261000
2,000 cfs 2.7 ft
Ashley Cr Abv Sp Nr Vernal Ut
USGS 09265500
4 cfs 3.9 ft
Green River Near Greendale
USGS 09234500
1,290 cfs 8.8 ft
White River Below Boise Creek
USGS 09306290
350 cfs 2.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Bridge Hollow None 5,469 ft
Echo Park - Dinosaur National Monument 17 5,094 ft
Indian Crossing 13 5,469 ft
Swinging Bridge - Browns Wildlife Area 15 5,409 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Whirlpool Canyon - Echo Park to Rainbow Park 1290.0cfs 16.5 Mi II to III
A Section 589.0cfs 7.0 Mi I to II
B Section 589.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Swallow Canyon to Lodore 1290.0cfs 19.2 Mi I
C Section 589.0cfs 11.0 Mi II- to II
Lodore to Echo Park 2570.0cfs 19.0 Mi III to III+
Split Mountain to Ouray 1290.0cfs 71.0 Mi I
Split Mountain 1290.0cfs 8.5 Mi II+ to IV-