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Idaho whitewater, Clearwater River - Little North Fork

Shoshone and Clearwater county, Headwaters to Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV(V)     30 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Moscow, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The Headwaters to Reservoir stretch of Clearwater River - Little North Fork in Idaho is 30 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-IV(V) section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the
    rivers in this state are less manageable. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whitewater paddling here in the Clearwater Mountains is a great experience. Whether you're whitewater
rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The wonderful Shoshone and Clearwater County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There's camping available near Clearwater River  
- Little North Fork. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so better bring your camping gear along.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Clearwater River - Little North Fork without first paying a visit to Jug Spring. The Old Montana Trail offers hiking at its best; why not take a refreshing hike along the Freezeout Trail. This is such a great river. Clearwater River - Little North Fork gets a normal amount of yearly precipitation. The month of January is the wettest with most of the snow; July on the other hand is the driest.

Clearwater River - Little North Fork, Headwaters to Reservoir 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 - Little North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Clearwater River - Little North Fork:
Clearwater River - Little North Fork, Shoshone and Clearwater County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 30 miles long (Headwaters to Reservoir)
Floodwood Creek, Clearwater County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Bridge to Reservoir)
St. Joe River - Slate Creek, Shoshone County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Fritz Creek to St. Joe Confluence)
St. Joe River - Marble Creek, Shoshone County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13.5 miles long (Upper Bridge to St. Joe Confluence)
St. Joe River - Skookum Canyon, Shoshone County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Turner Creek to Packsaddle Creek)
St. Joe River - North Fork, Shoshone County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Loop Creek to St. Joe Confluence)
Coeur d' Alene River - South Fork, Shoshone County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Mullan to Wallace)
Skull Creek, Clearwater County, 24 miles away
      Class IV - 4.5 miles long (to National Forest Clearwater)
Clearwater River - North Fork, Clearwater County, 30 miles away
      Class III-V - 28 miles long (Orogrande Creek to Aquarius Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Clearwater River - Little North Fork:
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 25 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 31 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Turner Mountain, Montana , 78 miles away, 2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
Schweitzer, Idaho , 84 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 96 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 97 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Hotels Near Clearwater River - Little North Fork:
Trail Motel, Kellogg , 32 miles away
Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg , 33 miles away
GuestHouse Inn Kellogg, Kellogg , 33 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Lodge At River's Edge, Orofino , 37 miles away
Rocky Point Ranch, Thompson Falls , 45 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clearwater River - Little North Fork:
Little North Fork Campground, Shoshone County, 4 miles away
Twin Creek Campground, Shoshone County, 7 miles away
Orphan Point, Avery, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Clearwater River - Little North Fork:
Old Montana Trail, Shoshone , 8 miles away
Freezeout Trail, Clearwater , 10 miles away
Rukgaber Trail, Clearwater , 10 miles away
Trego Point Trail, Shoshone , 15 miles away
Slate-Dunn Peak Trail, Shoshone , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clearwater River - Little North Fork:
St. Joe National Forest, Idaho , 19 miles away
Lolo National Forest, Montana , 36 miles away
Dworshak State Park, Idaho , 36 miles away
 Lakes Near Clearwater River - Little North Fork
Steamboat Lake, Shoshone , 4 miles away
Theriault Lake, Shoshone , 15 miles away

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