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Idaho whitewater, Boise River - North Fork

Boise Elmore county, Barber Flat to confluence with Boise River at Troutdale section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     12 miles
  The natural beauty of Idaho and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Idaho are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The Barber Flat to confluence with Boise River at Troutdale
    stretch of Boise River - North Fork in Idaho is 12 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the
night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so pack your sleeping bag. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Barber Flat to confluence with Boise River at Troutdale stretch is just one of them. If you're  
a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The starting location is a short drive from Mountain Home, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
Boise River - North Fork is right by the Devils Creek Trail; do take a hike on the Roaring River Trail. The yearly precipitation here at Boise River - North Fork is about average. Of all the months in a year January is the one with the most snow, and July is the month with the least moisture. Summertime at Boise River - North Fork comes with high temperatures in the 80's.

Boise River - North Fork, Barber Flat to confluence with Boise River at Troutdale 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 - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Boise River - North Fork:
Boise River, Boise/ Elmore County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Troutdale to Willow Creek Campground)
Boise River - North Fork, Boise/ Elmore County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Barber Flat to confluence with Boise River at Troutdale)
Boise River, Elmore County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Troutdale Campground to Badger Creek Campground)
Sheep Creek, Boise County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (Last half mile before Middle Fork Boise River)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Deadwood River to Danskin Station)
Boise River - South Fork, Elmore County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 16 miles long (Danskin Bridge to Neal Bridge)
Deadwood River, Boise County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (End of Road to South Fork Payette River)
Mores Creek, Boise County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Big Gulch to Robie Creek)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 21 miles away
      Class III+ - 8 miles long (Danskin Station to Alder Creek Bridge)
Boise River - South Fork, Elmore County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Anderson Ranch Dam to Danskin Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Boise River - North Fork:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 34 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 55 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 58 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 73 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 83 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
 Marinas Near Boise River - North Fork:
Fall Creek Resort and Marina, Mountain Home , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Boise River - North Fork:
BEST WESTERN Foothills Inn, Mountain Home , 31 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 31 miles away
BEST WESTERN Northwest Lodge, Boise , 39 miles away
SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter, Boise , 40 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BOISE-UNIVERSITY AREA, Boise , 41 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boise River - North Fork:
Troutdale Campground, Elmore County, 2 miles away
Black Rock Campground, Boise County, 3 miles away
Neinmeyer, Idaho City, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Boise River - North Fork:
Devils Creek Trail, Elmore , 6 miles away
Roaring River Trail, Elmore , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boise River - North Fork:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 69 miles away
Lucky Peak State Park, Idaho , 29 miles away
Boise National Forest, Idaho , 39 miles away

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