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Idaho whitewater, Clearwater River

Clearwater Nez Perce county, Dworshack Reservoir to Washington border section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     41.3 miles
  This section of Clearwater River in Clearwater/ Nez Perce County is 41.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-III section. The nature scenery of Idaho and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The Dworshack Reservoir to Washington border section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There
    arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some
time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. A section like this is is of course not run in a single day, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. If you're coming from Lewiston it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
The wonderful people of Culdesac like to hang out close by. Don't leave Clearwater River without going to Winchester Lake State Park. Clearwater River gets a normal amount of rainfall. Of all the months in a year November is the one with the most rain while July is the month with the least amount of precipitation. All through the warm months at Clearwater River temperatures are generally in the 80's while night lows are usually in the 40's. High temperatures during the winter are normally in the 30's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Clearwater River.

Clearwater River, Dworshack Reservoir to Washington border 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 Clearwater River.
 Whitewater Near Clearwater River:
Potlatch River, Latah/ Nez Perce County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cedar Creek to Kendrick)
Big Bear River, Latah County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 16 miles long (Highway 8 Bridge to Kendrick High School)
Whitewater Outfitter - Sundog Expeditions, Latah County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Barker River Trips, Nez Perce County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Oars Dories, Nez Perce County, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Clearwater River, Clearwater/ Nez Perce County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 41.3 miles long (Dworshack Reservoir to Washington border)
Potlatch River, Latah/ Nez Perce County, 22 miles away
      Class II-V - 15 miles long (Little Boulder Campground to Cedar Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - NRS, Latah County, 25 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Beamers Hells Canyon Tours & Excursions, Asotin County, 27 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Snake River, Nez Perce County, 30 miles away
      Class II - 47 miles long (Salmon River to Lewiston)
 Ski Areas Near Clearwater River:
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 62 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 75 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 79 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Bluewood, Washington , 83 miles away, 1125 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 83 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Schweitzer, Idaho , 91 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 93 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
 Hotels Near Clearwater River:
Days Inn Lewiston, Lewiston , 21 miles away
Palouse Inn, Moscow , 22 miles away
Comfort Inn Lewiston, Lewiston , 22 miles away
Red Lion Lewiston, Lewiston , 22 miles away
Inn America Lewiston, Lewiston , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clearwater River:
Cherry Lane Access Area, Juliaetta, 2 miles away
Mckay's Bend, Juliaetta, 3 miles away
Mackay's Eddy/Myrtle Access Area, Juliaetta, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clearwater River:
Winchester Lake State Park, Idaho , 12 miles away
Hells Gate State Park, Idaho , 25 miles away
Dworshak State Park, Idaho , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clearwater River:
Eagles Pointe Golf Course, Lewiston , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Clearwater River
Spring Valley Reservoir, Latah , 16 miles away

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