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Idaho whitewater, Owyhee River - South Fork

Owyhee county, El Paso pipeline section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     36 miles
  This section of Owyhee River - South Fork is 36 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The put-in location is a short drive from Boise City-Nampa, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. No matter if you're whitewater
    rafting or kayaking this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so better bring your camping gear along. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive
a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the El Paso pipeline section is just one of them. The beautiful scenery of Idaho and the water flowing gracefully down Owyhee River - South Fork beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
Coyote Hole is a great spot to check out while in
the neighborhood, and you can have a fine hiking adventure along the Forty-Four Trail. While you're here at Owyhee River - South Fork you can take a hike along the Rough Trail. The warmest time of the year at Owyhee River - South Fork arrives with high temperatures in the 80's while nighttime lows are regularly in the 40's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Owyhee River - South Fork. Owyhee River - South Fork is usually a relatively dried up place. The month with most of the rain is November, and the driest of the months is July.

Owyhee River - South Fork, El Paso pipeline road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Owyhee River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Owyhee River - South Fork:
Owyhee River, Owyhee County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 36 miles long (Crutcher's Crossing to Three Forks)
Owyhee River - South Fork, Owyhee County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 36 miles long (El Paso pipeline)
Deep Creek, Owyhee County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 39 miles long (Mudflat Road to Rickard Crossing Owyhee River)
Owyhee River - North Fork, Owyhee County, 29 miles away
      Class III-IV - 18 miles long (Off Mud Flat Road to Three Forks)
 Ski Areas Near Owyhee River - South Fork:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 97 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Trails Near Owyhee River - South Fork:
Forty-Four Trail, Owyhee , 4 miles away
Rough Trail, Owyhee , 11 miles away
Red Trail, Owyhee , 11 miles away
White Trail, Owyhee , 13 miles away
Grasshopper Trail, Owyhee , 20 miles away

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