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Idaho whitewater, Deep Creek

Owyhee county, Mudflat Road to Rickard Crossing Owyhee River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     39 miles
 
The GPS coordinates for this run are only approximate. If you have the exact coordinates please submit them to us and we'll post them.

The Mudflat Road to Rickard Crossing Owyhee River stretch of Deep Creek is 39 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Boise City-Nampa, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you're
    a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping
in your car. Now this is a pretty long section, so it looks like you will be camping out. The natural beauty of Idaho and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving.  
Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a pretty small number of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Grasshopper Trail is always a wonderful adventure. Not much rain falls here at Deep Creek. November is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest month of the year is July. For the period of the days of summer, highs ordinarily are in the 80's at Deep Creek. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 40's.

Deep Creek, Mudflat Road to Rickard Crossing Owyhee 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 Deep Creek.
 Whitewater Near Deep Creek:
Deep Creek, Owyhee County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 39 miles long (Mudflat Road to Rickard Crossing Owyhee River)
Owyhee River, Owyhee County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 36 miles long (Crutcher's Crossing to Three Forks)
Owyhee River - South Fork, Owyhee County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 36 miles long (El Paso pipeline)
Owyhee River - North Fork, Owyhee County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 18 miles long (Off Mud Flat Road to Three Forks)
Battle Creek, Owyhee County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 29 miles long (Headwaters to Owyhee River)
Owyhee River - East Fork, Owyhee County, 30 miles away
      Class II - 50 miles long (Duck Valley to Crutcher's Crossing)
 Ski Areas Near Deep Creek:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 82 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Trails Near Deep Creek:
Grasshopper Trail, Owyhee , 9 miles away
Forty-Four Trail, Owyhee , 16 miles away

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