Paddle at Oxbow Bend

Moran, Wyoming

4.5/5
based on 2 reviews

Description

Added by Christina Adele Warburg-Hon

Exceptionally scenic spot teeming with wildlife. Easy kayak rentals in Moose at Dornans. Duration: 1-4 hours, depending on how much you want to explore.

Sunrise at Oxbow Bend is one of the most popular events in the park, and for good reason. Mt. Moran is particularly stunning in the morning light. For wildlife viewing, Oxbow Bend is one of the best places in the park, but its even better if you can explore it by water. The easiest access to the water level is around the back of the bend at a place known as Cattleman's Bridge. Coming from the south, the road will be the first left after you pass the Oxbow Bend turnout. There are all sorts of little channels to explore, and lots to see. Moose, River Otters, Grizzly Bears, Beaver, and all types of waterfowl thrive here. The fishing is also pretty great. I think a person could spend the whole day on the water there and not get bored.

Tip: If you don't have your own Canoe or Kayak, Dornans down in Moose will allow you to rent them and transport them up to the Bend.

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Fishing
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Reviews

This is a great place to paddle around. If you want to make a float out of it you can put in by the dam and take out at the next point down river. We saw all kinds of animals and very few people

This is a great paddle. Tons of wildlife, great backdrop, and calm water. We liked it so much that we did it twice on our family trip to Teton NP. We put in at the dam and pulled out at the confluence with Pacific Creek. It was no problem finding a ride back to the car at the dam.

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