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Idaho whitewater, Salmon River - South Fork

Valley county, Goat Creek to footbridge at Poverty Flats Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     7 miles
  This section of Salmon River - South Fork in Valley County is 7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Idaho are harder than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. The beautiful scenery of Idaho and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. For all you camping people there
    are campgrounds nearby. 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 rivers. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect
for a one day trip. The Goat Creek to footbridge at Poverty Flats Campground stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whitewater paddling here in the Salmon River Mountains is a great experience. The starting location is a short drive from Boise City-Nampa, there's a road map further down the page with  
more info on that. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
There's splendid hiking along the Blackmare Cutoff Trail, and Payette National Forest is both great and wonderful. So many enjoyable things in the Salmon River Mountains, just unbelievable. The Cougar Ridge Trail offers hiking at its best. Summer at Salmon River - South Fork arrives with high temperatures in the 70's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 30's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Salmon River - South Fork are in the 0's.

Salmon River - South Fork, Goat Creek to footbridge at Poverty Flats Campground road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Salmon River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V - 16 miles long (Poverty Flats Campground to East Fork of South Fork)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Goat Creek to footbridge at Poverty Flats Campground)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 33 miles long (East Fork of South Fork to Salmon River)
Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork, Valley County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Close to Yellow Pinto South Fork Salmon River)
Johnson Creek, Valley County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 31 miles long (Headwaters to Halfway Creek 31.1 mi to Ice Hole Campground)
Johnson Creek, Valley County, 15 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Yellow Pine airport to Johnson Creek gauge)
Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork, Valley County, 18 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (Vibika Creek to Johnson Creek)
Secesh River, Valley County, 21 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14.4 miles long (Loon Creek to South Fork Salmon River)
Deadwood River, Boise County, 24 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Deadwood Reservoir to End of Road)
Payette River - Middle Fork, Valley County, 25 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (West Fork Bridge to upstream of Trail Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Tamarack, Idaho , 30 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 33 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 57 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 88 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Ashley Inn, Cascade , 27 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS McCall Lodge & Suites, McCall , 28 miles away
Super 8 McCall, McCall , 28 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MCCALL, McCall , 28 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites McCall, McCall , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Poverty Flat Campground, Valley County, 2 miles away
Penny Spring Campground, Valley County, 4 miles away
Fourmile Campground, Valley County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Blackmare Cutoff Trail, Valley , 3 miles away
Cougar Ridge Trail, Valley , 3 miles away
Blackmare Trail, Valley , 3 miles away
White Rock Peak Trail, Valley , 4 miles away
Fourmile Creek Trail, Valley , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Payette National Forest, Idaho , 10 miles away
Boise National Forest, Idaho , 27 miles away
Ponderosa State Park, Idaho , 28 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River - South Fork
Blackmare Lake, Valley , 7 miles away
Enos Lake, Valley , 19 miles away

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