Yampa River State Park

SUNBEAM River Access Site

SUNBEAM is located
approximately seven
miles northwest of
Maybell. Take U.S.
Highway 40 out of
Maybell to State
Highway 318. Drive
six miles to Moffat
County Road 23 that
leads to the access
site. There are minimal
improvements and
facilities. No overnight
camping is allowed.
Please pack out
all trash.
Boating at Yampa River State Park

Yampa River boaters have 13 access points in the 134-mile-long Yampa River State Park portion of the river, stretching from Hayden, Colorado, to Dinosaur National Monument on the Utah border (permits required within Dinosaur National Monument). All access sites have some type of river access for boating or limited walk-wade fishing. Seven sites have developed ramps. Six of the accesses have camping with restrooms, hardened pads with tables and grills. The camping-area access sites have between five and 10 campsites, depending on the area. Many of these access sites allow you to float onto BLM lands which offer a primitive (undeveloped) camping experience along the way.

The river flow varies between Class I-II and Class V rapids. The majority of the Yampa River is Class I-II. with Juniper Canyon being III-IV, depending on flows. The Cross Mt. Canyon segment is class IV-V and can be impassible, depending on flows. In March and April, the flow averages 500 to 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). In May and June, flows reach 5000 to13,000 cfs. From late June through August, flows will drop to 500 cfs, and go up to 750 cfs in late September.

Depending on river flows, developed ramps may be closed for safety and legal reasons.

Directions

SUNBEAM is located
approximately seven
miles northwest of
Maybell. Take U.S.
Highway 40 out of
Maybell to State
Highway 318. Drive
six miles to Moffat
County Road 23 that
leads to the access
site. There are minimal
improvements and
facilities. No overnight
camping is allowed.
Please pack out
all trash.