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Idaho whitewater, Coeur d'Alene River

Shoshone county, Tepee Creek to South Fork Coeur d'Alene River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     51.2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Idaho tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The Tepee Creek to South Fork Coeur d'Alene River section of Coeur d'Alene River is 51.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-III section. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Tepee Creek to South Fork Coeur d'Alene
    River stretch is just one of many. The nature scenery of Idaho and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The beautiful
Bitterroot Range scenery is an added bonus. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are not so many other good rivers for that around here. If you're coming from Coeur d'Alene it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.  
A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Coeur d'Alene River; Fearn Creek Trail is a good local trail. Clark Gulch is near Coeur d'Alene River and is absolutely a great spot to take a look at, and a visit to Coeur d'Alene National Forest when you're here is never a bad idea.

Coeur d'Alene River, Tepee Creek to South Fork Coeur d'Alene River 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 I-III - 51.2 miles long (Tepee Creek to South Fork Coeur d'Alene River)
Coeur d'Alene River - Little North Fork, Shoshone County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 29.1 miles long (Laverne Creek to Coeur d'Alene River)
Coeur d'Alene River, Shoshone County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 26 miles long (Senator Creek Campground to Prichard)
Couer d'Alene River - Big North Fork, Shoshone County, 14 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 8 miles long (Jordan Creek to Teepee Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Coeur d'Alene River:
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 12 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 39 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Schweitzer, Idaho , 41 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Turner Mountain, Montana , 59 miles away, 2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 61 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Kimberley, British Columbia , 93 miles away, 2465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 80 runs
49 Degrees North, Washington , 96 miles away, 1851 foot drop, 6 lifts, 68 runs
 Hotels Near Coeur d'Alene River:
GuestHouse Inn Kellogg, Kellogg , 11 miles away
Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg , 11 miles away
Trail Motel, Kellogg , 11 miles away
Clark Fork Lodge, Clark Fork , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN Edgewater Resort, Sandpoint , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Coeur d'Alene River:
Devil's Elbowaho Panhandle Natl Forest, -blank-, 1 miles away
Country Lane Recreational Vehicle Resort, Kingston, 5 miles away
Bumblebee, Kingston, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Coeur d'Alene River:
Boundary Peak Trail, Shoshone , 6 miles away
Fearn Creek Trail, Shoshone , 7 miles away
Spyglass Miners Trail, Shoshone , 8 miles away
Independence Creek National Recreation Trail, Shoshone , 10 miles away
Holmes Trail, Shoshone , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Coeur d'Alene River:
Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Idaho , 3 miles away
Old Mission State Park, Idaho , 12 miles away
Farragut State Park, Idaho , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Coeur d'Alene River:
Pinehurst Golf Course, Pinehurst , 8 miles away
Shoshone Golf Club, Kellogg , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Coeur d'Alene River
Rose Lake, Kootenai , 18 miles away

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