Clarks Fork Yellowstone River

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River
CountryUnited States
StateMontana, Wyoming
Physical characteristics
SourceBeartooth Mountains
 • location45°02′33″N 109°53′42″W / 45.04250°N 109.89500°W / 45.04250; -109.89500 (Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone)[1]
MouthLaurel, Montana
 • coordinates
45°39′00″N 108°42′55″W / 45.65000°N 108.71528°W / 45.65000; -108.71528Coordinates: 45°39′00″N 108°42′55″W / 45.65000°N 108.71528°W / 45.65000; -108.71528
 • elevation
3,241 ft (988 m)
Length141 mi (227 km)
 • locationnear Silesia
 • average1,142 cu ft/s (32.3 m3/s)[2]
DesignatedNovember 28, 1990

The Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River (sometimes called the Clark's Fork River) is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, 150 mi (241 km) long in the U.S. states of Montana and Wyoming.[3]

It rises in southern Montana, in the Gallatin National Forest in the Beartooth Mountains, approximately 4 mi (6 km) northeast of Cooke City and southwest of Granite Peak. It flows southeast into the Shoshone National Forest in northwest Wyoming, east of Yellowstone National Park, then northeast back into Montana. It passes Belfry, Bridger, Fromberg, and Edgar, and joins the Yellowstone approximately 2 mi (3 km) southeast of Laurel.

The Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River should not be confused with the Clark Fork River, which is located in Montana and Idaho.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^
  3. ^ George William Sherk (2000), Dividing the Waters: The Resolution of Interstate Water Conflicts in the United States, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, ISBN 978-90-411-9819-8