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Idaho whitewater, Little Salmon River

Idaho Adams county, Hazard Creek to Salmon River at Riggins section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     20 miles
  This section of Little Salmon River in Idaho/ Adams County is 20 miles long and has been rated as a class II-V section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Lewiston, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The wonderful Idaho scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. This
    section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. This is one of a small
number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The beauty of the Salmon River Mountains is a great plus for this river. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The average Idaho whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're  
not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Little Salmon River; Lava Butte Trail is a good local trail. This is a popular location for folks from Pollock, and the Broken Leg Trail offers hiking at its best. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. At Little Salmon River during the warm days of summer highs are in the 90's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 50's.

Little Salmon River, Hazard Creek to Salmon River at Riggins road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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Stats for this river stretch


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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Little Salmon River.
 Whitewater Near Little Salmon River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Northwest Voyageurs, Idaho County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Brundage Mountain Rafting, Idaho County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little Salmon River, Idaho/ Adams County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 20 miles long (Hazard Creek to Salmon River at Riggins)
Hazard Creek, Idaho County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Hard Creek to Little Salmon confluence)
Whitewater Outfitter - Exodus Wilderness Adventures, Idaho County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Hard Creek, Idaho County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Point upstream to Hazard Creek confluence)
Little Salmon River, Idaho/ Adams County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 6 miles long (One mile down from Smokey Boulder Road to Hazard Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Epley's Whitewater Adventures, Idaho County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid River Outfitters, Idaho County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Slate Creek, Idaho County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 23.7 miles long (Headwaters to Salmon River)
 Ski Areas Near Little Salmon River:
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 18 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 33 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 76 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Little Salmon River:
Salmon Rapids Lodge, Riggins , 6 miles away
Hartland Inn And Motel, New Meadows , 16 miles away
Shore Lodge, McCall , 23 miles away
Brundage Bungalows, McCall , 23 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites McCall, McCall , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Salmon River:
Rattlesnake Access, Pollock, 3 miles away
State Campground Recreation Site, Idaho County, 3 miles away
Rapid River Access, Riggins, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Little Salmon River:
Lava Butte Trail, Idaho , 14 miles away
Broken Leg Trail, Idaho , 15 miles away
Heavens Gate Trail, Idaho , 15 miles away
Old Boise Trail, Idaho , 16 miles away
Rapid River Trail, Adams , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Salmon River:
Ponderosa State Park, Idaho , 23 miles away
Payette National Forest, Idaho , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Salmon River:
Meadowcreek Golf Resort, New Meadows , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Salmon River
Lower Twin Lake, Idaho , 8 miles away
Papoose Lake, Idaho , 12 miles away
Seven Devils Lake, Idaho , 14 miles away

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