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
Bear River Above Reservoir
USGS 10020100
57 cfs 1.1 ft
Lake Fork River Ab Moon Lake
USGS 09289500
44 cfs 2.1 ft
Strawberry River At Pinnacles Near Fruitland
USGS 09285900
28 cfs 1.7 ft
Uinta River Blw Powerplant Diversion Nr Neola
USGS 09296800
50 cfs 5.1 ft
Bear River Below Reservoir
USGS 10020300
21 cfs 2.5 ft
Currant Creek Near Fruitland
USGS 09288000
24 cfs 1.3 ft
Provo River Near Woodland
USGS 10154200
73 cfs 2.6 ft
Rock Creek Near Mountain Home
USGS 09279000
43 cfs 1.8 ft
Bear River Near Utah-Wyoming State Line
USGS 10011500
49 cfs 4.2 ft
Duchesne River At Myton
USGS 09295000
54 cfs 2.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Strawberry Divide
SNOTEL 795
2" 1"
Trial Lake
SNOTEL 828
14" 1"
Clear Creek #2
SNOTEL 400
2" 0"
Lakefork #3
SNOTEL 1116
144" 0"
Lakefork #1
SNOTEL 566
2" 1"
Steel Creek Park
SNOTEL 790
10" 0"
Indian Creek
SNOTEL 544
21" 0"
White River #1
SNOTEL 864
2" 0"
Smith And Morehouse
SNOTEL 763
3" 0"
Beaver Divide
SNOTEL 330
4" 1"
Redden Mine Lwr
SNOTEL 1225
3" 1"
Chalk Creek #2
SNOTEL 393
3" 1"
Lily Lake
SNOTEL 579
4" 0"
Hole-In-Rock
SNOTEL 528
3" 0"
Red Pine Ridge
SNOTEL 714
2" 1"
Daniels-Strawberry
SNOTEL 435
1" 0"
Currant Creek
SNOTEL 432
1" 0"
Brown Duck
SNOTEL 368
16" -1"
Five Points Lake
SNOTEL 481
12" 0"
Indian Canyon
SNOTEL 543
2" 0"
Buck Pasture
SNOTEL 1192
9" 1"
Kelley R.S.
SNOTEL 554
6" 0"
Hayden Fork
SNOTEL 517
2" 0"
Chalk Creek #1
SNOTEL 392
7" 0"
Hewinta
SNOTEL 521
4" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Meeks Cabin 29 8,696 ft
Christmas Meadows 11 8,812 ft
Miners Gulch 5 7,478 ft
East Fork Bear River 7 8,880 ft
Little Lyman Lake 10 9,287 ft
Upper Stillwater 11 8,072 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
East Fork of the Blacks Fork 44.8cfs 6.4 Mi II to II+
Yellowstone River (Swift Creek to Reservoir) 35.1cfs 2.2 Mi II to II+
West Fork of the Blacks Fork 44.8cfs 9.0 Mi II to II+
Stillwater Camp - East Fork 49.0cfs 3.5 Mi III+
Upper Slate Gorge 73.3cfs 2.0 Mi IV
Upper Provo Falls 73.3cfs 0.75 Mi V- to V+
Yellowstone River (Swift Creek to Reservoir) 35.1cfs 2.2 Mi II to II+