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Idaho whitewater, Pack River

Bonner Boundary county, Tavern to Route 95 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     7 miles
  The scenic beauty of Idaho and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. The put-in location is a reasonable
    drive from Coeur d'Alene, as you can see on the road map further down. The Tavern to Route 95 stretch of Pack River in Idaho is 7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. The campgrounds here
at Pack River are pretty good. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. The Tavern to Route 95 section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Hope here at Pack River, and on a tremendous day
 
you can take a hike along the Shertz Trail. The Upper North Fork Grouse Creek Trail is a wonderful hiking trail near Pack River. Pack River is a good place of normal precipitation. November is the month that gets the most rain; July is the month with the least moisture. For the duration of the warm months at Pack River highs are ordinarily in the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 40's. During the wintertime highs are ordinarily in the 30's with temperatures at Pack River dipping down into the 10's during winter nights.

Pack River, Tavern to Route 95 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 Pack River.
 Whitewater Near Pack River:
Pack River, Bonner/ Boundary County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Tavern to Route 95)
Pack River, Bonner/ Boundary County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 21.6 miles long (West Branch Pack River to Tavern)
Coeur d'Alene River, Shoshone County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 51.2 miles long (Tepee Creek to South Fork Coeur d'Alene River)
Kootenai, Kootenai County, 27 miles away
      Class II - 14 miles long (Leonia to pipeline Close to Bonners Ferry)
Couer d'Alene River - Big North Fork, Shoshone County, 28 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 8 miles long (Jordan Creek to Teepee Creek)
Coeur d'Alene River, Shoshone County, 28 miles away
      Class II - 26 miles long (Senator Creek Campground to Prichard)
Coeur d'Alene River - Little North Fork, Shoshone County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 29.1 miles long (Laverne Creek to Coeur d'Alene River)
 Ski Areas Near Pack River:
Schweitzer, Idaho , 16 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 43 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 52 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Turner Mountain, Montana , 54 miles away, 2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 63 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Kimberley, British Columbia , 67 miles away, 2465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 80 runs
Whitewater, British Columbia , 72 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 43 runs
49 Degrees North, Washington , 81 miles away, 1851 foot drop, 6 lifts, 68 runs
Panorama, British Columbia , 98 miles away, 4000 foot drop, 9 lifts, 100 runs
 Marinas Near Pack River:
Bottle Bay Resort & Marina, Sagle , 6 miles away
Garfield Shores Resort and Marina Club, Sagle , 8 miles away
Kramer's Marina, Hope , 9 miles away
Dover Bay Marina, Sandpoint , 11 miles away
Scenic Bay Marina Mobile Home and RV Park, Bayview , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Pack River:
Hotel Ruby Ponderay, Ponderay , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SANDPOINT NORTH, Ponderay , 11 miles away
Days Inn Sandpoint, Ponderay , 11 miles away
GuestHouse Lodge Sandpoint, Sandpoint , 11 miles away
BEST WESTERN Edgewater Resort, Sandpoint , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pack River:
Idaho Country Resort, Hope, 4 miles away
Green Bay, Hope, 8 miles away
Trestle Creek RV Park, Hope, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Pack River:
Shertz Trail, Bonner , 11 miles away
Upper North Fork Grouse Creek Trail, Boundary , 12 miles away
White Mountain Trail, Boundary , 12 miles away
Grouse Mountain Trail, Boundary , 12 miles away
Kelly Pass Trail, Boundary , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pack River:
Round Lake State Park, Idaho , 19 miles away
Farragut State Park, Idaho , 21 miles away
Priest Lake State Park, Idaho , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pack River:
Elks Golf Club of Sandpoint, Sandpoint , 11 miles away
Mirror Lake Golf Course, Bonners Ferry , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Pack River
Lake Pend Oreille, Bonner , 9 miles away
Caribou Lake, Bonner , 19 miles away
Lake Estelle, Bonner , 19 miles away

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