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Idaho whitewater, Bear River

Caribou Bear Lake county, Grace Dam Bridge to Grace Power Plant section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     6 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Logan, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Idaho are harder than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good rivers for that around here. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. The nature scenery
    of Idaho and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Grace Dam Bridge to Grace Power Plant section
is one of them. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The Grace Dam Bridge to Grace Power Plant section of Bear River in Idaho is 6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-V section. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance  
you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
If you feel like a little side tour, try Cedar Hollow; since you're here you will meet lots of folks from close by Grace. The warmest time of the year at Bear River comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Throughout the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 40's. For the duration of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's with temperatures at Bear River dipping down into the 10's throughout winter nights. Bear River gets very little rain. June is when you get the most rain here while July is regularly the driest month.

Bear River, Grace Dam Bridge to Grace Power Plant road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Bear River.
 Whitewater Near Bear River:
Bear River, Caribou/ Bear Lake County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 6 miles long (Grace Dam Bridge to Grace Power Plant)
Bear River, Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Grace Power Plant to ID-34)
Portneuf River, Bannock/ Caribou County, 17 miles away
      Class I-V - 6.1 miles long (Lava Hot Springs to PVC diversion)
Blackfoot River, Caribou/ Bingham County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Blackfoot Dam to Cutthroat Creek Campground)
Blackfoot River, Bingham County, 25 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Cutthroat Trout Campground to Trail Creek Bridge)
Portneuf River, Bannock County, 25 miles away
      Class I-V - 14.3 miles long (Diversion to Marsh Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Bear River:
Pebble Creek, Idaho , 31 miles away, 2911 foot drop, 3 lifts, 54 runs
Beaver Mountain, Utah , 34 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 5 lifts, 30 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 56 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Powder Mountain, Utah , 60 miles away, 2527 foot drop, 7 lifts, 124 runs
Wolf Mountain, Utah , 64 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 2 lifts, 16 runs
Snowbasin, Utah , 69 miles away, 2959 foot drop, 12 lifts, 113 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 83 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 84 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 84 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 97 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
 Marinas Near Bear River:
Whitelock's Marina and RV Park, Conda , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Bear River:
Riverside Hot Springs Inn, Lava Hot Springs , 17 miles away
Super 8 Montpelier, Montpelier , 34 miles away
Conestoga Ranch, Garden City , 40 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LOGAN, Logan , 41 miles away
Hampton Inn Logan, Logan , 41 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bear River:
Central Links Golf Course and RV Park, Grace, 2 miles away
Oregon Trail Park, Soda Springs, 9 miles away
Brigham Young Lodge and Trailer, Soda Springs, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bear River:
Bear Lake State Park, Idaho , 39 miles away
Bear Lake State Park, Utah , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bear River:
Central Links Golf Course & RV Park, Grace , 2 miles away
Oregon Trail Country Club, Soda Springs , 15 miles away
Lava's Thunder Canyon Golf & Country Club, Lava Hot Springs , 18 miles away

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