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Idaho whitewater, Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork

Valley county, Vibika Creek to Johnson Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     2.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Valley County and the water flowing gracefully down Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The Vibika Creek to Johnson Creek section of Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork in Idaho
    is 2.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV section. The beautiful Salmon River Mountains scenery is an added bonus. 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. This is a pretty short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The campgrounds here at Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork are pretty good. The Vibika Creek to Johnson Creek section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling  
spots. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. The put-in location is a short drive from Boise City-Nampa, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.

Briefly about the general area:
Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork is not far at all from Yellow Pine. Going for a hike along the Caton Lake Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. A fine place near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork is Rainbow Saddle, and hiking along the Parks Peak Trail is pleasant fun.

Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork, Vibika Creek to Johnson 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 Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork:
Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork, Valley County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (Vibika Creek to Johnson Creek)
Johnson Creek, Valley County, 3 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Yellow Pine airport to Johnson Creek gauge)
Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork, Valley County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Close to Yellow Pinto South Fork Salmon River)
Big Creek, Valley County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 54 miles long (Big Creek Airstrip to Cache Bar)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 33 miles long (East Fork of South Fork to Salmon River)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 17 miles away
      Class II-V - 16 miles long (Poverty Flats Campground to East Fork of South Fork)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Goat Creek to footbridge at Poverty Flats Campground)
Johnson Creek, Valley County, 21 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 31 miles long (Headwaters to Halfway Creek 31.1 mi to Ice Hole Campground)
Salmon River - Middle Fork, Valley/Lemhi County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 96 miles long (Boundary Creek to Cache Bar)
Secesh River, Valley County, 25 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14.4 miles long (Loon Creek to South Fork Salmon River)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork:
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 46 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 47 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 72 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 85 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 97 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork:
BEST WESTERN PLUS McCall Lodge & Suites, McCall , 42 miles away
Super 8 McCall, McCall , 42 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MCCALL, McCall , 42 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites McCall, McCall , 42 miles away
Brundage Bungalows, McCall , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork:
Yellow Pine Campground, Valley County, 1 miles away
Golden Gate Campground, Valley County, 1 miles away
East Fork - Salmon River, Yellow Pine, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork:
Parks Peak Trail, Valley , 4 miles away
Caton Lake Trail, Valley , 8 miles away
Ditch Creek Trail, Valley , 9 miles away
South Fork Sheep Creek Trail, Valley , 9 miles away
Indian Ridge Trail, Valley , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork:
Payette National Forest, Idaho , 23 miles away
Nez Perce National Forest, Idaho , 39 miles away

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