Wyoming

River County Reach Length (miles) Description Potential Classification ORVs Watershed (HUC Code 8) Year Listed/ Updated Other State
Atlantic Creek Teton Parting of the Waters to confluence with the Yellowstone River 7 The wilderness setting is outstanding, with a relatively undisturbed natural landscape and little human intrusion. The river corridor, with its wide meadows and lush riparian area, is used by numerous wildlife species. Wild Geologic, Wildlife, Other Yellowstone Headwaters 1993
Bear Creek, North Fork Sweetwater Sec. 1, T.27 N., R.100 W., from headwaters southeast to Junction with Bear Creek Sec. 5, T.25 N., R.98 W. 14 Wild Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Other Great Divide Closed Basin 1993
Beartrap Creek, Lower Johnson SE 1/4 of Sec. 1, T.44 N., R.85 W. to confluence with NF of Red Fork of Powder River in Sec. 19, T.44 N., R.84 W. 4 Isolated, scenic canyon, part of historic 1876 Dull Knife battlefield site. High dispersed recreation and historic interpretation values. Wild Historic, Recreational, Scenic Middle Fork Powder 1993
Beaver Creek (Barnum) Johnson E 1/2 SE 1/4 of Sec. 21, T.43 N., R.85 W. to SE 1/4 NW 1/4 of Sec. 16, T.43 N., R.84 W. 7 Isolated, primitive canyon with steep walls and outstanding, scenic rock formations. Wild Scenic Middle Fork Powder 1993
Beaver Creek (Horn area) Johnson NE 1/4 NW 1/4 of Sec. 29, T.47 N., R.83 W. to SE 1/4 NE 1/4 of Sec. 28, T.47 N., R.83 W. 3 Isolated, primitive canyon that few people have ever visited. Wild Other Crazy Woman 1993
Bechler River Teton Entire segment within Yellowstone National Park 23 Whooping cranes reportedly nest in drainage. Habitat for threatened grizzly bear, in addition to numerous other wildlife species. Well-known backcountry hot springs. Remote, numerous waterfalls, and view of Teton Mt. Range. Wild Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Lower Henrys 1993
Beef Steer Creek Sweetwater Sec. 12, T.13 N., R.105 W. from headwaters southeast to junction with Red Creek, Sec. 13, T.13 N., R.104 W. 6 Scenic Scenic Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir 1993
Big Fall Creek Sublette Source to confluence with LaBarge Creek 5 Multiple waterfalls over spring-deposited travertine and year round flowing water are distinctive attributes of this creek. Scenic Geologic, Scenic, Other Upper Green 1993
Box Canyon Creek Lincoln Source to confluence with Greys River 4 The undisturbed natural setting, steep canyon surrounded by high peaks, and the creek, tumbling from its source on the west slope of the Wyoming range to its confluence with the Greys River a few miles away, make Box Canyon Creek a distinctive example of the many scenic waterways in the Wyoming Range. Wild Scenic Greys-Hobock 1993
Canyon Creek Sweetwater Sec. 22, T.12 N., R.103 W., from headwaters to Wyoming-Colorado stateline 14 Recreational/Wild Historic, Scenic Vermilion 1993
Cliff Creek Sublette Source to Cliff Creek Falls 3 The visual variety is distinctive. Red rock cliffs add color and interest to the landscape. The Cliff Creek trail passes from forest through sagebrush/aspen hillsides, rock outcrops, and dense willow bottoms to Cliff Creek Falls, with high mountains in the background. Wild Recreational, Scenic Greys-Hobock 1993
Corpe Creek Johnson SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Sec. 29 to SE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Sec. 28, T.47 N., R.83 W. 2 Isolated, primitive canyon that few people have ever visited. Wild Other Crazy Woman 1993
Crazy Woman Creek, Middle Fork Johnson SW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Sec. 7, T.47 N., R.83 W. to W1/2 E 1/2 of Sec. 10, T.47 N., R.83 W. 4 Spectacular, isolated and primitive Robinson Canyon with steep rock walls provides outstanding opportunity for dispersed recreation and scenic experiences. Wild Recreational, Scenic Crazy Woman 1993
Crazy Woman Creek, South Fork Johnson NW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Sec. 21 to SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Sec. 22, T.46 N., R.83 W. 2 Isolated, primitive canyon that few people have visited. Wild Other Crazy Woman 1993
Currant Creek Sweetwater Sec. 1, T.13N., R.106 W. to border Flaming Gorge NRA 21 Rec/Wild/Scenic Fish Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir 1993
Currant Creek, Dripping Springs Fork Sweetwater Sec. 7, T.13 N., R.105 W., from headwaters north to border state land, Sec. 36, T.14 N., R.106 W. 4 Scenic Fish Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir 1993
Currant Creek, East Fork Sweetwater Sec.7, T.13 N., R.105 W., from headwaters north to junction with Currant Creek, Sec. 1, T.13 N., R.106 W. 2 Scenic Fish Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir 1993
Currant Creek, Middle Fork Sweetwater Sec. 19, T.13 N., R.105 W., northwest to border state land, Sec. 12, T.13 N., R.106 W. 3 Scenic Fish Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir 1993
Currant Creek, West Fork Sweetwater Sec. 11, 12, and 14, T.13 N., R.106 W. from border state land, north to border state land 2 Recreational/Wild Fish Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir 1993
Deer Creek Big Horn SW 1/4 of Sec. 21, T.58 W., R.93 W. to confluence with Porcupine Creek 2 Wyoming Game and Fish Class 3 Fishery. Similar values as Porcupine Creek. Scenic Cultural, Recreational, Scenic Big Horn Lake 1993
Falls River Teton Entire segment within Yellowstone National Park 29 Contains numerous cascades and falls. Habitat for threatened grizzly bear population and endangered bald eagles during migration. Wild Historic, Recreational, Wildlife Lower Henrys 1993
Firehole River Teton Entire segment within Yellowstone National Park 32 World's largest concentration of geysers and hot springs, including Old Faithful. Thermal influence provides habitat for plant, animal, and invertebrate species uniquely adapted to extreme temperatures. Major route for early exploratory parties. Scenic/Wild Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Madison 1993
Fontanelle Creek Lincoln Headwaters to Fontenelle Reservoir 71 Parallels, then cuts through Absaroka Ridge to V-shaped valley and through impressive 1,500' cut at Fontennelle Gap; good fish habitat; critical elk, mule deer, and moose habitat; Fontenelle Crossing of Oregon Trail. Fish, Geologic, Historic, Scenic, Wildlife Upper Green 1982
Fontanelle Creek, South Fork Lincoln Source to private land, then one mile past forest boundary 14 The narrow, deep gorge of the South Fork provides dramatic scenery of geologic origin. It is the only drainage on the forest with such a readily-identified mix of textbook Overthrust geology with steeply dipping sedimentary beds, and well-preserved glacial features. Scenic/Wild Geologic, Scenic Upper Green 1993
Gallatin River Park Entire segment within Yellowstone National Park 27 Outstanding scenery, wildlife habitat, pristine fishery, and geologic beauty. Scenic/Wild Fish, Geologic, Scenic, Wildlife Gallatin 1993 MT
Gardiner River Park Entire segment within Yellowstone National Park 30 Twenty miles from source enters scenic Sheepeater Canyon and drops 150 feet over lava flow at Osprey Falls. Hot spring runoff from Mammoth Terraces empty into Gardner at site called Boiling River. Evidence of native American hunting/fishing camps. Scenic/Wild Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Yellowstone Headwaters 1993 MT
Gardner Creek Johnson NW 1/4 NE 1/4 of Sec. 4, T.46 N., R.84 W. to confluence with NF of Powder River in Sec. 9, T.46 N., R.84 W. 1 Diversity of vegetative species and outstanding, scenic rock formations. Wild Scenic Middle Fork Powder 1993
Gibbon River Yellowstone National Park, Teton Entire segment within Yellowstone National Park 35 Flows across edge of Yellowstone caldera, through backcountry meadows and lakes, over cascades and several major waterfalls. Receives influx of hot and highly acidic thermal effluents from geyser basins. Historic Norris Soldier Station on banks. Scenic/Wild Historic, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Madison 1993
Granite Creek Sublette, Teton I mile upstream from Hoback River to confluence with Hoback River 1 Granite Creek is used in the spring and summer for fishing, hiking, camping and kayaking, for developed recreation and scenic driving all summer, hunting in fall, and for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in winter. Scenic Geologic, Recreational, Scenic Greys-Hobock 1993
Green River Sublette River source at Sec. 36, T.34 N., R.111 W. to Lower Green River Lake 6 Lakes attract fishermen, campers, and backpackers using Bridger Wilderness. Attractive trout fishery. Prehistoric sites. Wild Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Upper Green 1982/ 1993
Green River Sublette Green River Lakes to Forest boundary 29 Highly scenic; portions floatable; nationally important trout fishery, including native cutthroat trout fishery and Kendall dace, a federally listed endangered species; historic sites include Upper Green River Tie Drive. Scenic Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Upper Green 1982/ 1993
Greys River Lincoln Mile 50 (Kinney Creek) to Palisades Reservoir 57 A distinctive feature is the completeness of the watershed and the associated habitats that can be experienced in a relatively short distance. It also has outstanding opportunities for river-related recreation, notably fishing and whitewater floating, and it draws a regional following. Scenic Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Greys-Hobock 1982/ 1993
Greys River Lincoln Source to Mile 50 10 A distinctive feature is the completeness of the watershed and the associated habitats that can be experienced in a relatively short distance. It also has outstanding opportunities for river-related recreation, notably fishing and whitewater floating, and it draws a regional following. Recreational Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Greys-Hobock 1982/ 1993
Gros Ventre River Teton Section along Lower Slide Lake between two WSR segments 3 Contains expansive open terrain with exposed sedimentary rock layers of many colors, cliff bands, dense forest, and narrow canyons. The river alternates between a broad cottonwood-lined bottom and narrow incised canyons. Distant views of the Teton Range are spectacular, and add to the visual quality. Scenic Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Gros Ventre 1993
Hams Fork Lincoln Headwaters to Lake Viva Naughton 44 Upper section in narrow valley with good vegetation diversity, lower section meanders through willows with frequent beaver dams; good fishing; critical elk and moose habitat. Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Blacks Fork 1982
Hoback River Sublette, Teton Cliff Creek to 10 miles up stream from confluence with Snake River 6 The visual quality of the corridor is outstanding in its uppermost stretches and the lower canyon, its landscape elements and attractions highly diverse. The river corridor serves as an important migration route for wildlife, and its lower canyon is especially important for wintering bighorn sheep, elk, deer and moose. Bald eagles forage along the river. There are outstanding opportunities for viewing wildlife in the lower canyon. Geological features include Battle Mountain and other landmarks that are described in geologic roadside guides. Recreational Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Greys-Hobock 1993
Hoback River Sublette, Lincoln Source to end of forest road 30710 15 The visual quality of the corridor is outstanding in its uppermost stretches and the lower canyon, its landscape elements and attractions highly diverse. The river corridor serves as an important migration route for wildlife, and its lower canyon is especially important for wintering bighorn sheep, elk, deer and moose. Bald eagles forage along the river. There are outstanding opportunities for viewing wildlife in the lower canyon. Geological features include Battle Mountain and other landmarks that are described in geologic roadside guides. Wild Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Greys-Hobock 1993
Horse Creek, North Johnson SW 1/4 SW 1/4 of Sec. 33 to SW 1/4 SW 1/4 of Sec. 33, T.47 N., R.83 W. 1 Isolated, primitive canyon that few people have visited. Wild Other Crazy Woman 1993
Horse Creek, South Johnson NW 1/4 SW 1/4 of Sec. 4, T.46 N., R.83 W. to SE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Sec. 3, T.46 N., R.83 W. 2 Isolated, primitive canyon that few people have ever visited. Wild Other Crazy Woman 1993
June Creek Sweetwater Sec. 9, T.12 N., R.104 W., from border state land north to junction with Red Creek, Sec. 34, T.13 N., R.104 W. 3 Recreational Scenic Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir 1993
LaBarge Creek Lincoln LaBarge Guard Station to Nameless Creek 9 The Lander Cutoff of the Oregon Trail passes along the creek from Witherspoon Pass to LaBarge Meadows. The Trail is a part of the National Historic Trail System, and is easily seen by visitors travelling the LaBarge Creek Road, making opportunities for historic interpretation outstanding. Recreational Historic Upper Green 1993
Lamar River Park Entire segment within Yellowstone National Park 48 Largest tributary of Yellowstone River within the park. Drains wilderness of high peaks, steep ridges, U-shaped valleys, and volcanic Mirror Plateau. Backcountry user opportunities, outstanding trout fishery, and array of resident wildlife. Includes Bannock Trail, an historic native American route, and first park gamekeeper's cabin. Scenic/Wild Cultural, Fish, Historic, Recreational, Wildlife Yellowstone Headwaters 1993
Little Bighorn River Sheridan Confluence with Wagon Box Creek downstream to Dry Fork Trail Footbridge 10 Towering, colorful cliffs rising above the river, deep river gorges, and many series of rapids. Migration route for 400 to 600 elk. Trout fishery. Wild Scenic Little Bighorn 1993
Little Bighorn River Sheridan Fools Gold Crossing - Forest Road FDR 480 downstream to confluence with Wagon Box Creek 4 Towering, colorful cliffs rising above the river, deep river gorges, and many series of rapids. Migration route for 400 to 600 elk. Trout fishery. Scenic Scenic Little Bighorn 1993
Little Bighorn River, Dry Fork Sheridan Confluence with Lake Creek downstream to confluence with Little Bighorn 6 Towering, colorful cliffs rising above the river, deep river gorges, and many series of rapids. Migration route for 400 to 600 elk. Trout fishery. Wild Scenic Little Bighorn 1993
Little Greys River Lincoln Source to end of forest road 10047 8 Opportunities for river-related recreation, including fishing, backcountry travel, and roadside camping, are significant enough to draw regional, even national visitation. The scenic quality is high, with distinctive variety and diversity throughout the river corridor. Wild Recreational, Scenic Greys-Hobock 1993
Little Greys River Lincoln End of forest road 10047 to confluence with main stem of the Greys River 18 Opportunities for river-related recreation, including fishing, backcountry travel, and roadside camping, are significant enough to draw regional, even national visitation. The scenic quality is high, with distinctive variety and diversity throughout the river corridor. Recreational Recreational, Scenic Greys-Hobock 1993
Little Red Creek Sweetwater Sec. 18, T.12 N., R.103 W., border state land to border private land, Sec. 35, T.13 N., R.104 W. 5 Recreational/Scenic Scenic Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir 1993
Madison River Park, Teton Entire segment within Yellowstone National Park 18 According to legend, Washburn expedition of 1870 camped here on last night in what is now the park and decided to set aside the area for all to enjoy. Numerous endangered and threatened wildlife. Nationally known blue-ribbon trout fishery. Geologic values of volcanic nature of park. Scenic Fish, Geologic, Historic, Scenic, Wildlife Madison 1993 MT
Marten Creek Lincoln Source to confluence with Greys River 4 There is a high opportunity for solitude in a natural setting, with ready access to the regionally significant Wyoming Range National Recreational Trail. The elements of the landscape are highly diverse over the majority of the river segment. Wild Recreational, Scenic Greys-Hobock 1993
Oasis Spring Creek Big Horn SW 1/4 of Sec. 30, T.58 W., R.93 W. to confluence with Porcupine Creek 2 Wyoming Game and Fish Class 4 Fishery. Similar values as Porcupine Creek Wild Cultural, Recreational, Scenic Big Horn Lake 1993
Pacific Creek Sweetwater Sec. 5, T.27 N., R.101 W., from headwaters to border Bureau of Reclamation lands, Sec. 23, T.25 N., R.105 W. 43 Rec/Wild/Scenic Fish, Historic Big Sandy 1993
Pass Creek Johnson E 1/2 NE 1/4 of Sec. 28, T.46 N., R.84 W. to confluence with NF of Powder River in Sec. 36, T.46 N., R.84 W. 4 Steep-walled and scenic, primitive canyon setting. Wild Scenic Middle Fork Powder 1993
Pine Creek Sublette Source to Fremont Lake 10 Runs through a deep, classic glacial valley. Much of the heavily used trail system is beyond the creek corridor; the canyon is remote and there is high opportunity for solitude. Wild Geologic, Recreational, Scenic New Fork 1993
Piney Creek, North Sublette Roaring Fork and North Piney Creeks, source to confluence of Lake and North Piney Creeks 6 Visual quality is enhanced by views of the Wyoming Range and the deep, clear water that forms pools and riffles in the creek. There is a high degree of natural diversity in the river corridor and surrounding valley, with mixed coniferous forest, extensive riparian areas with willow and grass communities, and aspen groves intermixed with open sage/grassland. Wild Recreational, Scenic Upper Green 1993
Piney Creek, Roaring Fork Sublette Roaring Fork source to confluence of North Piney Creeks 3 Visual quality is enhanced by views of the Wyoming Range and the deep, clear water that forms pools and riffles in the creek. There is a high degree of natural diversity in the river corridor and surrounding valley, with mixed coniferous forest, extensive riparian areas with willow and grass communities, and aspen groves intermixed with open sage/grassland. Wild Recreational, Scenic Upper Green 1993
Poison Creek Johnson NW 1/4 of Sec. 32, T.48 N., R.83 W. to S 1/2 S 1/2 of Sec. 3, T.47 N., R.83 W. 4 Isolated, primitive canyon with unusual rock formations and diversity of vegetative species. High dispersed recreation value. Wild Recreational, Scenic Crazy Woman 1993
Pole Creek Johnson SW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Sec. 9, T.46 N., R.83 W. to SW 1/4 NE 1/4 of Sec. 10, T.46 N., R.83 W. 2 Isolated, primitive canyon that few people have ever visited. Wild Other Crazy Woman 1993
Porcupine Creek Big Horn Bighorn Forest Boundary to Montana State Line (SW 1/4 of Sec. 4, T.57 N., R.93 W.) 11 Flows through highly scenic Devil Canyon. Massive rock walls dropping vertically several hundred feet. Fishing, hiking, camping, and other primitive recreation opportunities. Of interest to Native American groups. Scenic/Wild Cultural, Recreational, Scenic Big Horn Lake 1993
Powder River (Cantonment Reno) Johnson SW 1/4 of Sec. 17, T.44 N., R.78 W. to S 1/2 S 1/2 of Sec. 8, T.44 N., R.78 W. 3 Site of historic military supply depot (Cantonment Reno and later Fort McKinney). Recreational Historic Upper Powder 1993
Powder River, Main Fork of Red Fork Johnson NW 1/4 SW 1/4 of Sec. 26, T.44 N., R.84 W. to SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Sec. 25, T.44 N., R.84 W. 2 Colorful canyon. Possible escape route for Northern Cheyenne at Dull Knife battle. Wild Historic, Scenic Middle Fork Powder 1993
Powder River, Middle Fork Washakie, Johnson Hazelton County Road, in Sec. 26, T.42 N., R.86 W. to section line between SW 1/4 SW 1/4 of Sec. 13 and NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Sec. 23, T.42 N., R.84 W. 15 Spectacular, primitive canyon with outstanding, scenic rock formations. Native American rock art and sites. Class 1 fishery. Recreational/Wild Cultural, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Middle Fork Powder 1982/ 1993
Powder River, Middle Fork Johnson, Washakie Beaver Creek to source 33 Deep, scenic canyon offers excellent visibility of geologic formations; nationally important trout fishery; wide diversity of wildlife including wintering bald eagles and bighorn sheep as well as critical elk habitat; Outlaw Cave and associated "Hole-in-the-Wall"" from outlaw days of Butch Cassidy; prehistoric occupation evidenced by petroglyphs." Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Middle Fork Powder 1982
Powder River, North Fork of Red Fork Johnson Line between NW 1/4 NE 1/4 and NE 1/4 NW 1/4 of Sec. 10, T.44 N., R.85 W. to NE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Sec. 20, T.44 N., R.84 W. 6 Colorful rock and vegetation in primitive canyon setting. Historic 1876 Dull Knife battlefield site. Wild Historic, Recreational, Scenic Middle Fork Powder 1993
Powder River, South Fork of Red Fork Johnson SW 1/4 of Sec. 5, T.43 N., R.85 W. to NE 1/4 NW 1/4 of Sec. 29, T.44 N., R.84 W. 9 Steep canyon walls with colorful rock formations. Historic 1876 Dull Knife battlefield site. Wild Historic, Recreational, Scenic Middle Fork Powder 1993
Red Creek Sweetwater Sec. 4, T.12 N., R.103 W., from headwaters spring to Wyoming-Utah stateline and private land 18 Recreational/Scenic Scenic Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir 1993
Roaring Fork Creek Sublette Source to confluence with Green River 15 The landscape elements and attractions in the creek's corridor are highly diverse over the majority of the river segment, owing in large part to the change in elevation rock types from its source to its confluence with the Green River. Wild Scenic Upper Green 1993
Salt River Lincoln Source to Forest Road 10072 13 The river's canyon offers primitive recreation opportunities in a very scenic setting; there is a spectacular view at the headwaters of the river, from which 10,709 foot Mt. Wagner is dominant. The Lander Cutoff of the Oregon Trail follows the river in its lower three miles. Wild Historic, Recreational, Scenic Salt 1993
Salt River Lincoln Downstream segment to forest boundary 0 The river's canyon offers primitive recreation opportunities in a very scenic setting; there is a spectacular view at the headwaters of the river, from which 10,709 foot Mt. Wagner is dominant. The Lander Cutoff of the Oregon Trail follows the river in its lower three miles. Recreational Historic, Recreational, Scenic Salt 1993
Shoshoni River Big Horn Entire segment within Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area 4 Important part of protected wetlands ecosystem. Area rich in wildlife, notably waterfowl, eagles, deer, turkey, and pheasant. Wildlife Big Horn Lake 1993
Snake River Lincoln, Teton Point one mile upstream from the Highway 89 Bridge at Alpine Junction to Palisades Reservoir 1 Landscape variety is distinctive, and it attracts great numbers of visitors from all over the world. There are several developed campground, picnic sites, and boat launches in the river corridor to serve floaters, fishermen, and travelers. The endangered bald eagle is a year-round resident of this section of the river, using it for nesting, foraging, and winter range. Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Greys-Hobock 1982/ 1993
Soda Butte Creek Park Entire segment within Yellowstone National Park 18 Passes through Icebox Canyon, a narrow and steep-walled cut, and active travertine mound. Historic soldier station, gamekeeper's cabin, and saloon located in floodplain. Scenic Geologic, Historic, Scenic, Wildlife Yellowstone Headwaters 1993 MT
Steel Creek Johnson SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Sec. 9 to S 1/2 SE 1/4 and S 1/2 SW 1/4 of Sec. 10, T.46 N., R.83 W. 2 Isolated, primitive canyon that few people have ever visited. Wild Other Crazy Woman 1993
Sweetwater River Sweetwater Sec. 19, T.30 N., R.102 W., Bridger Forest border to border private land, Sec. 26, T.28 N., R.100 W. 25 Rec/Wild/Scenic Historic, Recreational, Scenic Sweetwater 1993
Sweetwater River Sweetwater From headwaters to Sec. 19, T.30 N., R.102 W., Bridger Forest border . Then from border private land, Sec. 26, T.28 N., R.100 W. to U.S. HW 287 72 Section 5(a) study found this river not qualified for inclusion in national system based on length (9.5 miles) but otherwise found qualified for 'wild' river designation; outstanding primitive recreation opportunities; excellent wildlife habitat, potential whooping crane habitat, rare spotted bat range; historic transportation corridor, which contains the Oregon, Mormon, and California Trails as well as the Pony Express, Overland Telegraph, and Overland Stage routes; Sweetwater Canyon has notable place in history of William H. Ashley's fur trappers; South Pass National Historic Landmark. Scenic, Recreational, Wild, Historic Sweetwater 1982
Swift Creek Lincoln Periodic Spring to upper dam 5 Great degree of visual variety, including pools, riffles, and cascades and tributary springs that fall into the creek from steep hillsides. The primary scenic and geologic attraction is Periodic Spring. Recreational Geologic, Scenic, Other Salt 1993
Swift Creek Lincoln Source to Periodic Spring 6 Great degree of visual variety, including pools, riffles, and cascades and tributary springs that fall into the creek from steep hillsides. The primary scenic and geologic attraction is Periodic Spring. Wild Geologic, Scenic, Other Salt 1993
Thorofare Creek Teton Source to Teton Wilderness boundary 26 Outstanding scenic features include volcanic cliffs, cascades, narrow gorges, waterfalls, and the broad expanses of riparian vegetation in the valley of the lower river. Highly productive fishery for the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. Wild Fish, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Yellowstone Headwaters 1993
Tongue River Sheridan Dayton to confluence of North and South Forks Tongue River 13 Deep, narrow canyons; heavily forested; unusual and unique geologic formations; nationally important trout fishery; critical elk and moose habitat; Connor Battlefield, Sawyer Fight Site; historic ranches, Bozeman Trail sites. Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Upper Tongue 1982
Tongue River, North Fork Sheridan Tongue River confluence to source of North Fork Tongue River 23 Deep, narrow canyons; heavily forested; unusual and unique geologic formations; nationally important trout fishery; critical elk and moose habitat; Connor Battlefield, Sawyer Fight Site; historic ranches, Bozeman Trail sites. Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Upper Tongue 1982
Tongue River, South Fork Sheridan Tongue River confluence to source of South Fork Tongue River 15 Deep, narrow canyons; heavily forested; unusual and unique geologic formations; nationally important trout fishery; critical elk and moose habitat; Connor Battlefield, Sawyer Fight Site; historic ranches, Bozeman Trail sites. Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Upper Tongue 1982
Tosi Creek Sublette Source to end of primitive road. 12 Contains unique features such as an area of Karst topography, typical of limestone bedrock eroded by water in an alpine basin, where the creek runs underground in places. Wild Geologic, Recreational Upper Green 1993
Tosi Creek Sublette Lower three miles to confluence with the Green River 8 Contains unique features such as an area of Karst topography, typical of limestone bedrock eroded by water in an alpine basin, where the creek runs underground in places. Scenic Geologic, Recreational Upper Green 1993
Wiggins Fork Fremont Headwaters to confluence with East Fork Wind River 34 Excellent scenery, unique braided river; Wiggins Formation contains many agate-filled casts of tree trunks and limbs; critical elk habitat; prehistoric and protohistoric sheep traps. Cultural, Geologic, Scenic, Wildlife Upper Wind 1982
Willow Creek Lincoln, Teton Headwaters to 16.2 miles upstream from confluence with the Hoback River 5 Outstanding opportunity for solitude and primitive recreation, and the area attracts visitors from all over the country, particularly during the big game hunting season. Wild Recreational, Wildlife, Other Greys-Hobock 1993
Yellowstone River Teton Entire segment in Bridger-Teton National Forest 27 Habitat for grizzly bears. Opportunities for solitude and remoteness. Outstanding views of high peaks that form Continental Divide. Wild Fish, Historic, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Yellowstone Headwaters 1982/ 1993
Yellowstone River Teton Bridger-Teton National Forest boundary to Yellowstone Lake 26 Lower section meanders over gravel bed in wide glacial valley, upper part in V-shaped valley; outstanding primitive recreation opportunities; excellent cutthroat trout populations; good wildlife habitat, including the grizzly bear, a federally listed threatened species. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Yellowstone Headwaters 1982

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