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Idaho whitewater, Boise River - South Fork

Elmore county, Anderson Ranch Dam to Danskin Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10 miles
  The Anderson Ranch Dam to Danskin Bridge stretch of Boise River - South Fork in Elmore County is 10 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Mountain Home, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of Idaho and the water flowing gracefully down Boise River - South Fork are reasons enough to
    come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Idaho is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight
trip, so pack your camp stove. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you  
might end up sleeping in your car. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Anderson Ranch Dam to Danskin Bridge stretch is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Roaring River Trail is good fun. Through the summer at Boise River - South Fork highs are generally in the 80's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's generally in the 50's. During the winter this place gets highs in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Boise River - South Fork are in the 10's. Boise River - South Fork is pretty dried up regularly.

Boise River - South Fork, Anderson Ranch Dam to Danskin Bridge 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Boise River - South Fork:
Boise River - South Fork, Elmore County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Anderson Ranch Dam to Danskin Bridge)
Boise River - South Fork, Elmore County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 16 miles long (Danskin Bridge to Neal Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Idakay Ventures Company, Elmore County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Boise River, Boise/ Elmore County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Troutdale to Willow Creek Campground)
Sheep Creek, Boise County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (Last half mile before Middle Fork Boise River)
Boise River, Elmore County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Troutdale Campground to Badger Creek Campground)
Boise River - North Fork, Boise/ Elmore County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Barber Flat to confluence with Boise River at Troutdale)
 Ski Areas Near Boise River - South Fork:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 46 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 47 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 78 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 78 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 93 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
 Marinas Near Boise River - South Fork:
Fall Creek Resort and Marina, Mountain Home , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Boise River - South Fork:
Hampton Inn - Suites Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN Foothills Inn, Mountain Home , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN Northwest Lodge, Boise , 46 miles away
SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter, Boise , 48 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BOISE-UNIVERSITY AREA, Boise , 48 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boise River - South Fork:
Granite Spring Campground, Elmore County, 3 miles away
Tailwaters, Mountain Home, 4 miles away
Spillway, Hammett, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Boise River - South Fork:
Roaring River Trail, Elmore , 15 miles away
Devils Creek Trail, Elmore , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boise River - South Fork:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 52 miles away
Three Island Crossing State Park, Idaho , 26 miles away
Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho , 27 miles away
Lucky Peak State Park, Idaho , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Boise River - South Fork:
Mountain Home Golf Course, Mountain Home , 17 miles away
Silver Sage Golf Course, Mountain Home , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Boise River - South Fork
Anderson Ranch Reservoir, Elmore , 4 miles away
Lamberton Reservoir, Elmore , 11 miles away

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