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Idaho whitewater, Portneuf River

Bannock county, Diversion to Marsh Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-V     14.3 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Pocatello, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section of Portneuf River in Bannock County is 14.3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-V section of whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other places for that. 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. The natural beauty of Bannock County and the water flowing gracefully down Portneuf River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The campgrounds here at
Portneuf River are pretty good. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Idaho tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
 
Portneuf River is not far at all from Mccammon, and the skiing at Pebble Creek is good. Portneuf River is a location that is rather arid ordinarily. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest month is July. Through the warm days of summer highs here at Portneuf River reach the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 50's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 30's, and nighttime lows during the wintertime for Portneuf River tend to be in the 10's.

Portneuf River, Diversion to Marsh 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 Portneuf River.
 Whitewater Near Portneuf River:
Portneuf River, Bannock County, 5 miles away
      Class I-V - 14.3 miles long (Diversion to Marsh Creek)
Portneuf River, Bannock/ Caribou County, 13 miles away
      Class I-V - 6.1 miles long (Lava Hot Springs to PVC diversion)
Portneuf River, Bannock County, 16 miles away
      Class I-V - 15.6 miles long (Johnny Creek to I-86)
Bear River, Franklin County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Grace Power Plant to ID-34)
Blackfoot River, Bongham County, 28 miles away
      Class IV - 8 miles long (Trail Creek Bridge to Cedar Creek Close to Aldridge)
Blackfoot River, Bingham County, 28 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Cutthroat Trout Campground to Trail Creek Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Portneuf River:
Pebble Creek, Idaho , 4 miles away, 2911 foot drop, 3 lifts, 54 runs
Beaver Mountain, Utah , 58 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 5 lifts, 30 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 61 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Powder Mountain, Utah , 73 miles away, 2527 foot drop, 7 lifts, 124 runs
Wolf Mountain, Utah , 74 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 2 lifts, 16 runs
Snowbasin, Utah , 79 miles away, 2959 foot drop, 12 lifts, 113 runs
 Hotels Near Portneuf River:
Riverside Hot Springs Inn, Lava Hot Springs , 13 miles away
TownePlace Suites Pocatello, Pocatello , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites POCATELLO, Pocatello , 19 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Pocatello, Pocatello , 19 miles away
Shoshone-Bannock Hotel, Fort Hall , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Portneuf River:
Big Springs - Caribou, Lava Hot Springs, 7 miles away
Pebble Guard Station, Lava Hot Springs, 7 miles away
Goodenough Creek, Mccammon, 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Portneuf River:
Lava's Thunder Canyon Golf & Country Club, Lava Hot Springs , 12 miles away
Juniper Hills Country Club, Pocatello , 16 miles away
Riverside Golf Course, Pocatello , 18 miles away

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