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Idaho whitewater, Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork

Valley county, Close to Yellow Pinto South Fork Salmon River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     12 miles
  The Close to Yellow Pinto South Fork Salmon River section of Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork in Valley County is 12 miles long and has been rated as a class III-V section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The scenic beauty of
    Valley County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your camp stove. The wild scenery
of the Salmon River Mountains is great. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. Great exercise and just  
hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Boise City-Nampa, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
Rainbow Spring is always fun to check out; the Indian Ridge Trail is a tremendous hiking trail nearby. All year is a tremendous time in the Salmon River Mountains if you have a thing about the outdoors. You simply have to stop at Rainbow Rock while you're here at Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork. If the weather is perfect here at Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork, you can go for a hike along the South Fork Sheep Creek Trail.

Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork, Close to Yellow Pinto South Fork Salmon River 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, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Close to Yellow Pinto South Fork Salmon River)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 33 miles long (East Fork of South Fork to Salmon River)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 16 miles long (Poverty Flats Campground to East Fork of South Fork)
Johnson Creek, Valley County, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Yellow Pine airport to Johnson Creek gauge)
Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork, Valley County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (Vibika Creek to Johnson Creek)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Goat Creek to footbridge at Poverty Flats Campground)
Secesh River, Valley County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14.4 miles long (Loon Creek to South Fork Salmon River)
Johnson Creek, Valley County, 21 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 31 miles long (Headwaters to Halfway Creek 31.1 mi to Ice Hole Campground)
Big Creek, Valley County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 54 miles long (Big Creek Airstrip to Cache Bar)
Payette River - North Fork, Valley County, 29 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.4 miles long (Upper Payette Lake to Big Payette Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork:
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 37 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 38 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 68 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 91 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork:
BEST WESTERN PLUS McCall Lodge & Suites, McCall , 33 miles away
Super 8 McCall, McCall , 33 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MCCALL, McCall , 33 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites McCall, McCall , 33 miles away
Brundage Bungalows, McCall , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork:
Deadman Campground, Valley County, 3 miles away
Indian Point, Warren, 6 miles away
Krassel Creek Campground, Valley County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork:
South Fork Sheep Creek Trail, Valley , 1 miles away
Indian Ridge Trail, Valley , 3 miles away
Camp Creek Cutoff Trail, Valley , 5 miles away
Eagle Rock Trail, Valley , 6 miles away
Parks Peak Trail, Valley , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork:
Payette National Forest, Idaho , 14 miles away
Ponderosa State Park, Idaho , 31 miles away
Nez Perce National Forest, Idaho , 37 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork
Blackmare Lake, Valley , 16 miles away
Enos Lake, Valley , 17 miles away

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