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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and Vicinity

The marinas at Manila and Dutch John are the origins for boating trips on Flaming Gorge Lake.

North of Vernal are Steinaker and Red Fleet Reservoirs. From Roosevelt, Big Sand Wash and Starvation Reservoir are easily accessible.

Millsite Reservoir west of Ferron is popular for water skiing and boating.

River Recreation

Towering red cliffs, and abundant wildlife, wild rapids, and ancient rock art are all a part of guided three to five-day river trips on the Green and Yampa Rivers in Dinosaur National Monuement. One day trips run through Split Mountain Gorge.

A good bet for an unguided, one-day trip would be the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam. Mild rapids, spectacular scenery, fishing and wildlife make for a pleasant jaunt seven miles to Little Hole.

The eight-mile stretch from Little Hole to Indian Crossing contains one-fourth mile of Class III rapids, located at the Red Creek confluence.

Near Browns Park, steep, red canyon walls give way to broad open hills and sagebrush flats. Within the eleven-mile stretch from Indian Crossing to the Colorado border, are four launch/take-out points. Water on this section is gentle, with only a few mild rapids.

Rafts and other non-motorized watercraft can be rented throughout this area, but guided trips offer the safest and most relaxing river runs.

On the Green River below the town of Green River, flatwater boating and canoeing are possible as far as the Green’s confluence with the Colorado. There is no vehicle access to the confluence take-out point, so arrangements must be made with commercial tour companies prior to the trip to have passengers and watercraft taken back up-river by jet boat.