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Idaho whitewater, Owyhee River - East Fork

Owyhee county, Duck Valley to Crutcher's Crossing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     50 miles
 
This run is Class 4 below Duck Valley, not Class 2.† Not including the Class 6 Owyhee Fall. Says P Norman

This section of Owyhee River - East Fork in Idaho is 50 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Idaho you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy.
    The starting point is not too far from Boise City-Nampa, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. A section like this is is of course not run in a single day, perfect for a real wilderness adventure.
There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The wonderful Idaho scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.  
Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with not too many other rivers for that. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
At Owyhee River - East Fork you donít see much rainfall. For the duration of the month of November you get the most rain around here, and July is when it's the driest. High temperatures at Owyhee River - East Fork throughout the months of summer are in the 80's. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 40's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 30's while Owyhee River - East Fork nighttime low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 10's.

Owyhee River - East Fork, Duck Valley to Crutcher's Crossing 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 Owyhee River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Owyhee River - East Fork:
Owyhee River - South Fork, Owyhee County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 36 miles long (El Paso pipeline)
Deep Creek, Owyhee County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 39 miles long (Mudflat Road to Rickard Crossing Owyhee River)
Owyhee River, Owyhee County, 20 miles away
      Class III - 36 miles long (Crutcher's Crossing to Three Forks)
Owyhee River - East Fork, Owyhee County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 50 miles long (Duck Valley to Crutcher's Crossing)
Battle Creek, Owyhee County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 29 miles long (Headwaters to Owyhee River)
 Ski Areas Near Owyhee River - East Fork:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 88 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Trails Near Owyhee River - East Fork:
Forty-Four Trail, Owyhee , 16 miles away

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