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Idaho whitewater, Coeur d'Alene River

Shoshone county, Senator Creek Campground to Prichard section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     26 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Coeur d'Alene, as you can see on the road map further down. The Senator Creek Campground to Prichard section of Coeur d'Alene River in Shoshone County is 26 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for
    beginners. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The scenic beauty of Idaho and the cool fresh water
are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camp stove. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Senator Creek Campground to Prichard stretch is just one of them. 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. When you're paddling down a Bitterroot Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too.

Briefly about the general area:
No need to travel far to explore out of the ordinary stuff like Devils Elbow. If you like skiing, you're in luck; Silver Mountain is near Coeur d'Alene River; don't leave Coeur d'Alene River without first going for a hike along the Spyglass Miners Trail. This river has it all. A trip to Coeur d'Alene National Forest when you're here at Coeur d'Alene River is a good idea; you can go for a hike on the Rock City Pond Peak Trail.

Coeur d'Alene River, Senator Creek Campground to Prichard 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 Coeur d'Alene River.
 Whitewater Near Coeur d'Alene River:
Coeur d'Alene River, Shoshone County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 26 miles long (Senator Creek Campground to Prichard)
Couer d'Alene River - Big North Fork, Shoshone County, 9 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 8 miles long (Jordan Creek to Teepee Creek)
Coeur d'Alene River, Shoshone County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 51.2 miles long (Tepee Creek to South Fork Coeur d'Alene River)
Coeur d' Alene River - South Fork, Shoshone County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Mullan to Wallace)
Coeur d'Alene River - Little North Fork, Shoshone County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 29.1 miles long (Laverne Creek to Coeur d'Alene River)
St. Joe River - North Fork, Shoshone County, 29 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Loop Creek to St. Joe Confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Coeur d'Alene River:
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 14 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 28 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Schweitzer, Idaho , 48 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Turner Mountain, Montana , 49 miles away, 2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 72 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Kimberley, British Columbia , 89 miles away, 2465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 80 runs
 Hotels Near Coeur d'Alene River:
Trail Motel, Kellogg , 11 miles away
Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg , 12 miles away
GuestHouse Inn Kellogg, Kellogg , 12 miles away
Clark Fork Lodge, Clark Fork , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN Edgewater Resort, Sandpoint , 41 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Coeur d'Alene River:
Devils Elbow Campground, Shoshone County, 2 miles away
Sissons Campground, Shoshone County, 3 miles away
Kit Price Campground, Shoshone County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Coeur d'Alene River:
Rock City Pond Peak Trail, Shoshone , 4 miles away
Spyglass Miners Trail, Shoshone , 8 miles away
Holmes Trail, Shoshone , 10 miles away
State Line Trail, Sanders , 10 miles away
Coeur d'Alene River National Recreation Trail, Shoshone , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Coeur d'Alene River:
Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Idaho , 10 miles away
Old Mission State Park, Idaho , 24 miles away
Lolo National Forest, Montana , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Coeur d'Alene River:
Shoshone Golf Club, Kellogg , 11 miles away
Pinehurst Golf Course, Pinehurst , 16 miles away

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