West Fork Of The Blacks Fork


A great scenic run on the North Slopes of the Uintah mountains.  The Uintah's are unique in that the range runs from east to west.  The biggest hazards on this section of the Blacks Fork are logs and wood hazards.  If you are looking for a scenic, mellow run this run and the East Fork of the Blacks Fork should be high on your todo list.  Running a mountain stream gives you a perspective of the mountains that are hard to get any other way.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Blacks Fork, West Fork are between a bare minimum of 450cfs and a high of 1,500cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09217900, the Blacks Fork Near Robertson Remember only watercraft are permitted at West Fork of the Blacks Fork.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Lake Fork River Ab Moon Lake
USGS 09289500
55 cfs 2.2 ft
Strawberry River At Pinnacles Near Fruitland
USGS 09285900
41 cfs 1.9 ft
Rock Creek Near Mountain Home
USGS 09279000
72 cfs 2.1 ft
Bear River Below Reservoir
USGS 10020300
46 cfs 2.8 ft
Duchesne River At Myton
USGS 09295000
66 cfs 2.9 ft
East Fork Of Smiths Fork Near Robertson
USGS 09220000
83 cfs 4.1 ft
Provo River Near Woodland
USGS 10154200
65 cfs 2.6 ft
Blacks Fork Near Robertson
USGS 09217900
65 cfs 2.1 ft
Bear River Near Utah-Wyoming State Line
USGS 10011500
64 cfs 4.3 ft
Strawberry River Near Duchesne
USGS 09288180
115 cfs 5.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Lakefork #3
SNOTEL 1116
1" 0"
Lily Lake
SNOTEL 579
1" 1"
Red Pine Ridge
SNOTEL 714
1" 1"
Hewinta
SNOTEL 521
1" 0"
Buck Pasture
SNOTEL 1192
2" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Meeks Cabin 29 8,696 ft
Upper Stillwater 11 8,072 ft
Little Lyman Lake 10 9,287 ft
East Fork Bear River 7 8,880 ft
Miners Gulch 5 7,478 ft
Christmas Meadows 11 8,812 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Yellowstone River (Swift Creek to Reservoir) 59.6cfs 2.2 Mi II to II+
Upper Provo Falls 64.7cfs 0.75 Mi V- to V+
Yellowstone River (Swift Creek to Reservoir) 59.6cfs 2.2 Mi II to II+
East Fork of the Blacks Fork 64.8cfs 6.4 Mi II to II+
Upper Slate Gorge 64.7cfs 2.0 Mi IV
West Fork of the Blacks Fork 64.8cfs 9.0 Mi II to II+
Stillwater Camp - East Fork 63.5cfs 3.5 Mi III+