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Idaho whitewater, Malad Big Wood River

Camas county, Malad Dam to confluence with Snake River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     2 miles
  This section of Malad Big Wood River in Camas County is 2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV section of whitewater. If you're coming from Twin Falls it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting a good workout and just hanging out
    with mother nature have people coming from far and near. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch is short so you'd better be prepared
to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The natural beauty of Idaho and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Idaho are harder than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
 
Malad Big Wood River is a place with many visitors from Hagerman, and a good location nearby is Malad Gorge. Malad Gorge State Park is a magnificent location to stretch your legs a bit, and Justice Grade is an interesting place to pop by while at Malad Big Wood River. This is a really good river. It's always delightful to visit Lower Salmon Falls, and Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument is a glorious national park. A tour to Florence Spring will fill your soul with great feelings. All through the warm months, highs ordinarily are in the 90's at Malad Big Wood River. All through the moonlight hours it's generally in the 50's.

Malad Big Wood River, Malad Dam to confluence with Snake 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 Malad Big Wood River.
 Whitewater Near Malad Big Wood River:
Malad Big Wood River, Camas County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Malad Dam to confluence with Snake River)
Snake River, Gooding/ Twin Falls County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Hagerman to Bliss)
Snake River, Gooding/ Twin Falls County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 16 miles long (Crystal Springs to Upper Salmon Falls Res)
 Ski Areas Near Malad Big Wood River:
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 32 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 53 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Magic Mountain, Idaho , 54 miles away, 700 foot drop, 3 lifts, 13 runs
Pomerelle Mountain, Idaho , 92 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 96 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Malad Big Wood River:
Oregon Trail Inn, Buhl , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sawtooth Inn & Suites, Jerome , 26 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 31 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 31 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Malad Big Wood River:
High Adventure River Tours, Hagerman, 2 miles away
Hagerman RV Village, Hagerman, 2 miles away
Billingsley Creek Lodge, Hagerman, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Malad Big Wood River:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 2 miles away
Malad Gorge State Park, Idaho , 1 miles away
Niagara Springs State Park, Idaho , 18 miles away
Three Island Crossing State Park, Idaho , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Malad Big Wood River:
Gooding Golf Course, Gooding , 13 miles away
Clear Lake Country Club, Buhl , 15 miles away

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