A man and a woman paddling a red boat on calm waters carrying fishing gear

The Green River through the refuge is a unique section that offers a variety of great floating opportunities. Canoes, kayaks and drift boats are the recommended crafts to navigate this rocky river with potentially low flows and clear green water. Do your research, some great maps and information is out there on floating the Green so you can be an informed and prepared boater. 

River Miles of the Green River through Seedskadee NWR

River Miles

Fontenelle Dam……………....……….. 0 river mile

Slate Creek Campground ……..……...4.67 miles from Fontenelle Dam

N. Boundary of Refuge……………......7.34 miles from Fontenelle Dam

Upper Dodge Bottoms Boat Ramp…..10.01 miles from Fontenelle Dam

Hay Farm Boat Ramp…………….......17.25 miles from Fontenelle Dam

Highway 28 Bridge Boat Ramp..........25.86 miles from Fontenelle Dam

6 mile Hill Boat Ramp........................35.34 miles from Fontenelle Dam

S. end of Big Island off refuge............45.0 miles from Fontenelle Dam (estimate, no boat ramp at this takeout)

River Miles between Boat Ramps

Slate Creek Campground to Upper Dodge Bottoms Boat Ramp....................5.33 miles

Upper Dodge Bottoms Boat Ramp to the Hay Farm Boat Ramp....................7.25 miles

Hay Farm Boat Ramp to the Highway 28 Bridge Boat Ramp.........................8.61 miles

Highway 28 Bridge Boat Ramp to the 6 mile Hill Boat Ramp.........................9.48 miles

Float times**

Drift boat..............................................1.5 river miles an hour***

Canoe/Kayak........................................2 river miles an hour***

***Float times are estimates and will vary greatly with river flows, wind, and chosen watercraft.  Larger watercraft, high wind and lower river flows will result in slower float times, while smaller watercraft and higher flows will result in faster float times.

**Float time speeds were estimated with no wind and at average river flows of 800 cfs (cubic feet per second) – check the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation website to determine current Green River flows above the Refuge at https://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/cs/ftd.html or https://www.usbr.gov/rsvrWater/rsv40Day.html?siteid=916&reservoirtype=Reservoir

River Hazards
  • The weather can cause some of the most dangerous situations. Be sure to check the weather forecast for the refuge before you come. NOAA is a great resource - http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.91351937007709&lon=-109.9127197265625&site=riw&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text
  • Beware of hazards on the river, the refuge maintains 'rock sills' which are instream structures that help create fish habitat on certain side channels or provide water to ditches that feed our managed wetlands. Most of the rock sills or structures have a slot in the middle, be sure to aim for the middle of the structures and go through straight.  Feel free to contact us.

 

*For more information on floating the Green River upstream of Seedskadee and Fontenelle Reservoir:

https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/PDF/Fishing/GREENRIVER_FLOATAREA_MAP.pdf

 

Miles mapped out in March of 2000

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Rivermiles

River miles and distances between boat ramps, with estimated float times.