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Idaho whitewater, Boise River

Elmore county, Troutdale Campground to Badger Creek Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     9 miles
  This section of Boise River in Elmore County is 9 miles long and has been rated as a class II section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Mountain Home, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Elmore County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. There's camping available near Boise River. Whether you're whitewater rafting or
    kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are plenty of other stretches
in this river system that can be paddled as well. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Boise River; Devils Creek Trail is a great local trail. While staying at Boise River you could always explore Logging Gulch, and a trip to Boise River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Hot Springs. This river is so wonderful. At Boise River during the summer highs are in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 40's. Daytime highs through the wintertime are in the 30's, and night lows in the 10's for Boise River. An average amount of rain falls at Boise River. January is the wettest month with most snow; July meanwhile is the driest month.

Boise River, Troutdale Campground to Badger Creek Campground 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 Boise River.
 Whitewater Near Boise River:
Sheep Creek, Boise County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (Last half mile before Middle Fork Boise River)
Boise River, Elmore County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Troutdale Campground to Badger Creek Campground)
Boise River, Boise/ Elmore County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Troutdale to Willow Creek Campground)
Boise River - North Fork, Boise/ Elmore County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Barber Flat to confluence with Boise River at Troutdale)
Mores Creek, Boise County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Big Gulch to Robie Creek)
Boise River - South Fork, Elmore County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 16 miles long (Danskin Bridge to Neal Bridge)
Grimes Creek, Boise County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (4 miles upstream of Highway 21 to MoReservoir Creek confluence)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Deadwood River to Danskin Station)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 21 miles away
      Class III+ - 8 miles long (Danskin Station to Alder Creek Bridge)
Deadwood River, Boise County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (End of Road to South Fork Payette River)
 Ski Areas Near Boise River:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 28 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 58 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 60 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 74 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 89 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
 Marinas Near Boise River:
Fall Creek Resort and Marina, Mountain Home , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Boise River:
BEST WESTERN Foothills Inn, Mountain Home , 27 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 27 miles away
BEST WESTERN Northwest Lodge, Boise , 33 miles away
SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter, Boise , 34 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BOISE-UNIVERSITY AREA, Boise , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boise River:
Badger Creek, Idaho City, 1 miles away
Birch Creek Campground, Boise County, 3 miles away
Rattlesnake Campground, Elmore County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Boise River:
Devils Creek Trail, Elmore , 12 miles away
Roaring River Trail, Elmore , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boise River:
Lucky Peak State Park, Idaho , 23 miles away
Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho , 39 miles away
Boise National Forest, Idaho , 39 miles away

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