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Idaho whitewater, Camas Creek

Jefferson Fremont Clark county, Blaine Bridge to Moonstone Landing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     7 miles
  The scenic beauty of Idaho and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. This section of Camas Creek in Idaho is 7 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Twin Falls, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Since you're on this
    site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national
average, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Blaine Bridge to Moonstone Landing section is one of them. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Not much rainfall falls
 
here at Camas Creek. Most of the snow falls all through January; the driest month of the year is August. For the period of the warmest time of the year at Camas Creek highs are usually in the 80's. Throughout the moonlight hours it's ordinarily in the 40's. Through the winter highs are commonly in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Camas Creek are in the 0's.

Camas Creek, Blaine Bridge to Moonstone Landing 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 Camas Creek.
 Whitewater Near Camas Creek:
Camas Creek, Jefferson/ Fremont/ Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Blaine Bridge to Moonstone Landing)
Big Wood River, Blaine/ Praire County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 25 miles long (Glendale Diversion to Richfield Diversion)
Big Wood River, Lincoln County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 14.1 miles long (Highway 75 to Little Wood River)
 Ski Areas Near Camas Creek:
Sun Valley, Idaho , 19 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 24 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Magic Mountain, Idaho , 59 miles away, 700 foot drop, 3 lifts, 13 runs
Pomerelle Mountain, Idaho , 80 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
 Hotels Near Camas Creek:
Wood River Inn, Hailey , 16 miles away
AmericInn Hailey, Hailey , 16 miles away
Airport Inn, Hailey , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN Tyrolean Lodge, Ketchum , 20 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Kentwood Lodge, Ketchum , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Camas Creek:
Magic Reservoir - Lava Point, Hailey, 8 miles away
Magic Reservoir - Myrtle Point, Hailey, 9 miles away
Thorn Creek Reservoir, Gooding, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Camas Creek:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 37 miles away
Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho , 30 miles away
Malad Gorge State Park, Idaho , 34 miles away
Niagara Springs State Park, Idaho , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Camas Creek:
Soldier Mountain Ranch & Resort, Fairfield , 16 miles away
Valley Golf Club, Hailey , 17 miles away

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