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Old 02-23-2016   #1
 
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A-C section of the Green river (SUP)

Tried to comment on older thread but was too old to comment.

I know ramp below Flaming Gorge Dam can be hectic, but would a single pickup with loaded paddle boards be much of issue? We would be unloaded and out of way in seconds.

Also curious if anyone can recommend a camp site in B-section that is not as raft/drift friendly? We want to stay out of the way, fish and not piss off any guides. I compare us to the gorp eating backpackers, quiet and hardly notice us on the river, except we are standing on boards fishing.

Any other tips? I know browns park (c-section), just not familiar with A and B sections. Also not concerned with Red Creek Rapid, looking forward to it.

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Link to google maps showing a trail by parking lot I could probably take boards down.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9078.../data=!3m1!1e3
Not sure its really worth the hassle, ramp would be fast.
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Not sure what you are asking? A small pickup dropping off paddle boards at boat ramp is not a problem at all. A large pickup with a large raft or multiple rafts is not a problem. Yes the ramp gets hectic but there is normally a ranger helping to regulate. As long as you are prepared, rigged up and ready to drop your gear quick you have just as much right on the ramp as anyone else.

And for camp spots they are all great. No camp spot is going to be more out of the way than the next. They are all accessible by raft/drift boat or SUP. I can't think of one that is too tough for rafts and drift boats. As for group size I am not sure, I bet some are better than others for large groups but I can't say for sure. Maybe the descriptions of the camps on recreation.gov will help. Personally I like some of the spots below Red Creek Rapids

There are LOTS of guides on that water but from the times I have been there I have mostly seen day trips. Don't think I have ever seen a guided trip doing overnights with their clients. I have not seen any bag boats. But I have only been a hand full of times so maybe they do those trips. Even if guides do those trips again you have just as much right on your trip as they do so secure a good camp spot ahead of time or at the launch and have fun. Sounds like you are respectful and will be kind to others so you should be returned with the same from others. Enjoy.
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Not sure what you are asking? A small pickup dropping off paddle boards at boat ramp is not a problem at all. A large pickup with a large raft or multiple rafts is not a problem. Yes the ramp gets hectic but there is normally a ranger helping to regulate. As long as you are prepared, rigged up and ready to drop your gear quick you have just as much right on the ramp as anyone else.

And for camp spots they are all great. No camp spot is going to be more out of the way than the next. They are all accessible by raft/drift boat or SUP. I can't think of one that is too tough for rafts and drift boats. As for group size I am not sure, I bet some are better than others for large groups but I can't say for sure. Maybe the descriptions of the camps on recreation.gov will help. Personally I like some of the spots below Red Creek Rapids

There are LOTS of guides on that water but from the times I have been there I have mostly seen day trips. Don't think I have ever seen a guided trip doing overnights with their clients. I have not seen any bag boats. But I have only been a hand full of times so maybe they do those trips. Even if guides do those trips again you have just as much right on your trip as they do so secure a good camp spot ahead of time or at the launch and have fun. Sounds like you are respectful and will be kind to others so you should be returned with the same from others. Enjoy.
Thanks! Sorry my post was wordy. I just have read it can be hectic at ramp and if I can, would rather not deal with it at all if possible. We can easily carry our boards down any trail river. Was just curious if that trail near the first parking lot is doable?
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I did a overnighter a couple years ago there. I forget where we camped but it was on the B section. The fishing was great! My only complaint was that our campsite was overrun by mice.
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From my experience you could use the trail but you won't cause any problems dropping your stuff off either, as long as you drop and leave. The fishing guides usually pull out at Little Hole, 7 miles down. (A section). If you want to avoid the whole scene, put in at Little hole and you'll miss 90% of the river traffic. There is no camping in A section, so I'd drop my camping gear at Little Hole and sign up for a camp spot while your down at Little Hole on the sign up board. Go back up and run A section, then head to camp.

There is a nice camp ground at Little hole. You could always grab a spot there and do laps all day. Some of the best fishing is right below the dam.
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From my experience you could use the trail but you won't cause any problems dropping your stuff off either, as long as you drop and leave. The fishing guides usually pull out at Little Hole, 7 miles down. (A section). If you want to avoid the whole scene, put in at Little hole and you'll miss 90% of the river traffic. There is no camping in A section, so I'd drop my camping gear at Little Hole and sign up for a camp spot while your down at Little Hole on the sign up board. Go back up and run A section, then head to camp.

There is a nice camp ground at Little hole. You could always grab a spot there and do laps all day. Some of the best fishing is right below the dam.
Good ideas. I would like to do as much river as possible (wish I could get out at Gates boat ramp).

Any one know drive tome from browns park (near southern entrance to browns) to dam? I don't always trust good map times.
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Good ideas. I would like to do as much river as possible (wish I could get out at Gates boat ramp).

Any one know drive tome from browns park (near southern entrance to browns) to dam? I don't always trust good map times.
I think it took us about an hour and a half one way.

For how busy it is, the ramp situation is really not bad. Seems like the rangers do a good job moving everyone along. There's also a nice big area right below the ramp to tie off while you get your shit together.
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I think it took us about an hour and a half one way.

For how busy it is, the ramp situation is really not bad. Seems like the rangers do a good job moving everyone along. There's also a nice big area right below the ramp to tie off while you get your shit together.
Soggy how was it in kayak or did you raft? Do you remember CFS through Red Creek Rapid?
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We took our Storm down. You'll be fine; none of the rapids are scary. Red Creek was fun, we took the right slightly-more-gnarly line. It looked like a good line on the left side for a kayak or a SUP. You can scout it too (on river left), there's a sign indicating you're coming up on it (or you can listen for it).
Flows were so up and down, I couldn't even begin to tell you... I think during the days flows were between 1300 and 1800, then at night they were bumping it up to 2400 or something like that.
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