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Idaho whitewater, Salmon River - Middle Fork

Custer county, Marsh Creek to Boundary Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     8 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Mountain Home, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Marsh Creek to Boundary Creek section of Salmon River - Middle Fork is 8 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Custer County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from
    the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Marsh Creek to Boundary Creek section is just
one of them. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. The river winds through the Sawtooth Range and you get great scenery. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better  
keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
Cy Springs is a wonderful site to explore while you're at Salmon River - Middle Fork. Near Salmon River - Middle Fork you find the Blue Bunch Trail which is a magnificent hiking trail. Going for a hike on the Bear Valley Creek Trail is always a delightful adventure. At Salmon River - Middle Fork all through the summertime highs are in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 40's. Daytime highs all through the wintertime are in the 30's, and overnight lows in the 10's for Salmon River - Middle Fork.

Salmon River - Middle Fork, Marsh Creek to Boundary Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Salmon River - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Salmon River - Middle Fork:
Salmon River - Middle Fork, Custer County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Marsh Creek to Boundary Creek)
Salmon River - Middle Fork, Valley/Lemhi County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 96 miles long (Boundary Creek to Cache Bar)
Bear Valley Creek, Valley County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Fir Creek Campground to Middle Fork Salmon confluence)
Marsh Creek, Custer County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (State Highway 21 to Middle Fork Salmon)
Rapid River, Custer County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 13 miles long (Float Creek to confluence with Middle Fork Salmon)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 23 miles long (Grandjean to Lowman)
Johnson Creek, Valley County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 31 miles long (Headwaters to Halfway Creek 31.1 mi to Ice Hole Campground)
Johnson Creek, Valley County, 26 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Yellow Pine airport to Johnson Creek gauge)
Salmon River, Custer County, 27 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Stanley to Old Sunbeam Dam)
Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork, Valley County, 27 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (Vibika Creek to Johnson Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River - Middle Fork:
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 58 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 61 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 67 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 68 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 71 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River - Middle Fork:
Dagger Falls, Yellow Pine, 3 miles away
Boundary Creek, Yellow Pine, 3 miles away
Middle Fork Salmon River 00-7L Teepee Hole, Yellow Pine, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River - Middle Fork:
Blue Bunch Trail, Valley , 2 miles away
Bear Valley Creek Trail, Valley , 3 miles away
Prospect Creek Trail, Valley , 6 miles away
Camptender Trail, Valley , 6 miles away
Sulphur Creek Trail, Valley , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salmon River - Middle Fork:
Challis National Forest, Idaho , 29 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River - Middle Fork
Josephus Lake, Custer , 9 miles away
Langer Lake, Custer , 9 miles away

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