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Idaho whitewater, Marys Creek

Owyhee county, to Sheep Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     6 miles
  The to Sheep Creek stretch of Marys Creek is 6 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Idaho is often tougher than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The scenic beauty of Idaho and the water flowing gracefully down Marys Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are campgrounds quite near the river where
    you can camp. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Mountain Home, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. A bit of exercise and spending some quality
time in nature are great reasons to come. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling spots. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the to Sheep Creek  
section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Tindall Trail is always a magnificent adventure, and there are good places to discover along the Cedar Tree Trail. It is very dried up here at Marys Creek generally. The month with most of the rain is November, and July meanwhile is the driest month. Summertime at Marys Creek comes with high temperatures in the 90's with night lows in the 50's. Through the winter highs are mostly in the 30's with temperatures at Marys Creek dipping down into the 20's through winter nights.

Marys Creek, to Sheep Creek 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 Marys Creek.
 Whitewater Near Marys Creek:
Marys Creek, Owyhee County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (to Sheep Creek)
Sheep Creek, Owyhee County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 19.3 miles long (Marys Creek to Bruneau River)
Bruneau River, Owyhee County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 40 miles long (Indian Hot Springs to 8 miles South of Bruneau)
Bruneau River - West Fork, Owyhee County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 28 miles long (Below Rowland Nevada to Indian Hot Springs)
Bruneau River - West Fork, Elko County, 21 miles away
      Class IV-V - 19 miles long (Rowland Nevada to Blackrock Crossing Idaho)
Bruneau River - East Fork, Owyhee County, 23 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Winter Camp to Roberson Trail)
 Ski Areas Near Marys Creek:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 77 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 89 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Marys Creek:
Hampton Inn - Suites Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 43 miles away
BEST WESTERN Foothills Inn, Mountain Home , 43 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Marys Creek:
Grasmere Reservoir Public Access, Bruneau, 8 miles away
Bruneau River - Cave Draw, Bruneau, 13 miles away
Bruneau River - LowerCave Draw, Bruneau, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Marys Creek:
Tindall Trail, Owyhee , 2 miles away
Cedar Tree Trail, Owyhee , 7 miles away
Batt Trail, Owyhee , 8 miles away
Tiguero Trail, Owyhee , 10 miles away
Roberson Trail, Owyhee , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Marys Creek:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 68 miles away
Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho , 31 miles away
Humboldt National Forest, Nevada , 33 miles away

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