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Idaho whitewater, Payette River - South Fork

Boise county, Danskin Station to Alder Creek Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+     8 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Idaho and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The Danskin Station to Alder Creek Bridge section of Payette River - South Fork in Idaho is 8 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III+ section. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Idaho are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less
    manageable. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. There are so many
stretches to paddle in this river system, the Danskin Station to Alder Creek Bridge stretch is just one of many. The starting location is a short drive from Boise City-Nampa, as you can see on the road map further down. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting some good exercise  
and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Payette River - South Fork is right by the Air Line Trail; there are plenty of people from Placerville here. Hiking along the Lightning Creek Trail is delightful fun. All through the summer months at Payette River - South Fork highs are ordinarily in the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 40's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 20's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Payette River - South Fork. Payette River - South Fork is pretty dried up ordinarily.

Payette River - South Fork, Danskin Station to Alder Creek Bridge 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 Payette River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Payette River - South Fork:
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 4.5 miles long (Deer Creek turnout to Banks)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 5 miles away
      Class III+ - 8 miles long (Danskin Station to Alder Creek Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Idaho Whitewater Unlimited, Boise County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Payette River - Middle Fork, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.5 miles long (Hardscrabble Campground to Lightning Creek Bridge)
Payette River - Middle Fork, Valley County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (West Fork Bridge to upstream of Trail Creek)
Mores Creek, Boise County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Big Gulch to Robie Creek)
Grimes Creek, Boise County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (4 miles upstream of Highway 21 to MoReservoir Creek confluence)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Deadwood River to Danskin Station)
Deadwood River, Boise County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (End of Road to South Fork Payette River)
Payette River, Boise County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Banks to Beehive Bend)
 Ski Areas Near Payette River - South Fork:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 22 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 35 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 50 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 78 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Payette River - South Fork:
Ashley Inn, Cascade , 25 miles away
Boise Guest House, Boise , 31 miles away
SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter, Boise , 31 miles away
Courtyard Boise Downtown, Boise , 31 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BOISE-UNIVERSITY AREA, Boise , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Payette River - South Fork:
Hot Springs - Boise National Forest, Boise, 3 miles away
South Fork Payette River, Placerville, 4 miles away
Tie Creek Campground, Boise County, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Payette River - South Fork:
Air Line Trail, Boise , 5 miles away
Lightning Creek Trail, Boise , 8 miles away
One Spoon Way, Washington , 9 miles away
Onion Valley Trail, Boise , 10 miles away
Bear Wallow Trail, Valley , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Payette River - South Fork:
Boise National Forest, Idaho , 16 miles away
Cascade State Park, Idaho , 26 miles away
Lucky Peak State Park, Idaho , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Payette River - South Fork:
Terrace Lakes Golf Course, Garden Valley , 8 miles away
Cascade Golf Course, Cascade , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Payette River - South Fork
Mud Lake, Boise , 18 miles away
Deadwood Reservoir, Valley , 20 miles away

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