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Idaho whitewater, Payette River

Boise county, Gutter section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  This stretch of Payette River is -blank- miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II+ section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Boise County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The starting point is not too far from Boise City-Nampa. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting a good workout and just
    being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. This
is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The average Idaho whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Payette River there are plenty of folks from Horseshoe Bend, and
 
don't leave without visiting Eagle Island State Park. A splendid location to stop at in the neighborhood of Payette River is Peterson Gulch, and do take a hike on the Shirts Creek Trail. This river is so wonderful. Payette River is a location that is reasonably waterless ordinarily. November is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month is July. High temperatures at Payette River all through the summer months are in the 90's. Throughout the moonlight hours it's mostly in the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's, and night lows at Payette River all through the winter regularly plunge into the 10's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Payette River.
 Whitewater Near Payette River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Cheehaole Ranch, Gem County, 3 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Spence Faye, Boise County, 6 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Cascade Raft & Kayak, Boise County, 8 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Bear Valley River, Boise County, 9 miles away
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Payette River, Boise County, 10 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6 miles long (Beehive Bend to Jet Boat Ramp)
Payette River, Boise County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Banks to Beehive Bend)
Whitewater Outfitter - Cascade Outfitters, Ada County, 15 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Duck Enterprises, Ada County, 16 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Idaho River Sports, Ada County, 16 miles away
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Payette River - North Fork, Valley/ Boise County, 23 miles away
      Class V - 16 miles long (Smiths Ferry to Banks)
 Ski Areas Near Payette River:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 15 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 39 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 54 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
 Marinas Near Payette River:
Spring Shores Marina, Meridian , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Payette River:
Hilton Garden Inn Boise-Eagle, Boise , 13 miles away
SpringHill Suites Boise, Boise , 14 miles away
Hyatt Place Boise Towne Square, Boise , 16 miles away
Candlewood Suites BOISE - TOWNE SQUARE, Boise , 16 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Boise Towne Square, Boise , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Payette River:
Montour Wildlife Management Area, Horseshoe Bend, 3 miles away
Black Canyon Reservoir, Sweet, 7 miles away
Little Gem Cycle Park, Emmett, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Payette River:
Shirts Creek Trail, Gem , 13 miles away
Dry Buck Mountain Trail, Valley , 16 miles away
Recompense Trail, Gem , 17 miles away
Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, Ada , 18 miles away
Big Eddy Trail, Valley , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Payette River:
Eagle Island State Park, Idaho , 14 miles away
Lucky Peak State Park, Idaho , 26 miles away
Boise National Forest, Idaho , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Payette River:
Shadow Valley Golf Course, Boise , 9 miles away
Eagle Hills Golf Course, Eagle , 12 miles away
Pierce Park Greens, Boise , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Payette River
Mud Lake, Boise , 15 miles away

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