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Idaho whitewater, Moyie River

Boundary county, Canada border to Moyie Falls Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     20.6 miles
 
This river is unreal!!!  AMAZING 1 day eagles moose a bear see fish in the water, water falls and a pull over to check my diggers after the hole in the wall!  WOW this is hid out Says Dan Phllips

The Canada border to Moyie Falls Dam section of Moyie River in Idaho is 20.6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The beautiful scenery of Boundary County and the water flowing gracefully down Moyie River
    attract people from near and far. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Canada
border to Moyie Falls Dam stretch is one of them. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. 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. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The starting location is a short drive from Coeur d'Alene, if you're not familiar with the  
area there's a road map further down the page. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other spots. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Idaho is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Queen Mountain Trail; while you're here you will meet lots of people from close by Eastport. Moyie River is right by the Rutledge Creek Trail. Summertime highs at Moyie River typically tend to be in the 80's.

Moyie River, Canada border to Moyie Falls Dam 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 Moyie River.
 Whitewater Near Moyie River:
Moyie River, Boundary County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 20.6 miles long (Canada border to Moyie Falls Dam)
Kootenai, Kootenai County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 14 miles long (Leonia to pipeline Close to Bonners Ferry)
Yaak River, Lincoln County, 23 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (Yaak Falls to Kootenai River)
Yaak River, Lincoln County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 16 miles long (Spread Creek to Yaak Falls)
Pack River, Bonner/ Boundary County, 27 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Tavern to Route 95)
 Ski Areas Near Moyie River:
Schweitzer, Idaho , 38 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Kimberley, British Columbia , 40 miles away, 2465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 80 runs
Turner Mountain, Montana , 40 miles away, 2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 62 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Whitewater, British Columbia , 71 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 43 runs
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 72 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Panorama, British Columbia , 73 miles away, 4000 foot drop, 9 lifts, 100 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 76 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Fernie, British Columbia , 81 miles away, 2816 foot drop, 10 lifts, 114 runs
49 Degrees North, Washington , 98 miles away, 1851 foot drop, 6 lifts, 68 runs
 Hotels Near Moyie River:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa, Bonners Ferry , 11 miles away
Hotel Ruby Ponderay, Ponderay , 35 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SANDPOINT NORTH, Ponderay , 35 miles away
Days Inn Sandpoint, Ponderay , 35 miles away
Clark Fork Lodge, Clark Fork , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Moyie River:
Snyder Guard Station, Eastport, 2 miles away
Meadow Creek Campground, Boundary County, 3 miles away
Moyie River Access, Eastport, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Moyie River:
Rutledge Creek Trail, Boundary , 1 miles away
Queen Mountain Trail, Boundary , 2 miles away
Sidehill Trail, Boundary , 2 miles away
Hellroaring Ridge Trail, Boundary , 4 miles away
Ruby Ridge Trail, Boundary , 5 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Moyie River:
Mirror Lake Golf Course, Bonners Ferry , 12 miles away

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