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Idaho whitewater, Panther Creek

Trapper Flat to Birch Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     8 miles
  The natural beauty of -blank- County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Idaho are often more challenging than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. The starting location is a short drive from Missoula, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.
    This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The Trapper Flat to Birch Creek stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this
general area you'll find lots of paddling places. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The beautiful Salmon River Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch of Panther Creek in Idaho is 8 miles long and it  
is classified as a class III-V section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Salmon National Forest revives the spirit, and Fritzer Gulch is in the vicinity, and is a magnificent site. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Salmon River Mountains. Good hiking is available along the Hot Springs Trail, and you're sure to stumble upon some fine people from Shoup here. This is such a fun river. Don't leave Panther Creek without first going for a hike along the Birch Creek Trail. Not much rain falls here at Panther Creek. The month of June is the wettest with most of the rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Panther Creek, Trapper Flat to Birch 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 Panther Creek.
 Whitewater Near Panther Creek:
Panther Creek, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Trapper Flat to Birch Creek)
Panther Creek, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Trapper Flat to Birch Creek)
Panther Creek, Lemhi County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Clear Creek to Main Salmon confluence)
Camas Creek, Lemhi County, 23 miles away
      Class V - 13 miles long (Duck Creek to confluence with M.Fork Salmon)
Salmon River, Lemhi County, 24 miles away
      Class III - 39 miles long (North Fork to Middle Fork)
Salmon River, Idaho County, 27 miles away
      Class III-IV - 79 miles long (Corn Creek to Vinegar Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Kookaburra Guided Whitewater Trips, Lemhi County, 29 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Panther Creek:
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Montana , 34 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 75 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Marshall Mountain, Montana , 88 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Discovery Ski, Montana , 90 miles away, 1670 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Montana Snowbowl, Montana , 90 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 92 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Panther Creek:
Super 8 Salmon, Salmon , 29 miles away
Rye Creek Lodge, Darby , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Panther Creek:
Clear Creek Trailhead, Shoup, 4 miles away
Deep Creek - Beaver Jack, Shoup, 8 miles away
McDonald Flat, Shoup, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Panther Creek:
Birch Creek Trail, Lemhi , 1 miles away
Hot Springs Trail, Lemhi , 4 miles away
Sagebrush Lookout Trail, Lemhi , 5 miles away
Copper Mountain Trail, Lemhi , 6 miles away
Pretty Gulch Trail, Lemhi , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Panther Creek:
Salmon National Forest, Idaho , 9 miles away
Painted Rocks State Park, Montana , 24 miles away
Bitterroot National Forest, Montana , 25 miles away

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