The Green River originates in Wyoming, where it flows 291 miles before entering the state of Utah. It runs for 42 miles in Colorado, and then once again journey’s back into Utah, and then runs another 397 miles. Eventually, the Green connects with the Colorado River, where it empties into Lake Powell.
The Green River is a favorite among many river runners. Desolation Canyon, Labyrinth, Stillwater, and Cataract Canyon offer experiences from flat water to serious whitewater. Permits are required for most stretches of the Green and are available from the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.
Green River State Park is the put-in point for the 120-mile float through Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons. This section of the river is rated for beginners and intermediate boaters. This trip takes you through beautiful desert and Canyon scenery and is enjoyable to all.
Green River State Park is also home to a challenging nine-hole golf course, campground with tall, shady cottonwood trees, and numerous species of birds. If fishing is your activity of choice, the Green has catfish, carp, and four unique native fish that are threatened with extinction and protected – Colorado Pike Minnow (Squawfish), Razorback Sucker, Humpback Chub, and Bonytail Chub. Anglers should release any of the unique fish.
There is also fishing available in the community fishing pond for Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Blue Gill, and Channel Catfish. A Utah State Fishing License is required to fish.
Opened to the public as a state park in 1965.
Park Elevation – 4,050 feet