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Idaho whitewater, Salmon River - South Fork

Valley county, Poverty Flats Campground to East Fork of South Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     16 miles
  This section of Salmon River - South Fork is 16 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-V section. The starting 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. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Idaho are often more challenging than in other states, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not
    easy. The scenic beauty of Idaho and the water flowing gracefully down Salmon River - South Fork have people coming here. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. When you're
paddling down a Salmon River Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in  
advance you're all set. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Buckhorn Bar is right next door to Salmon River - South Fork and is positively a great place to have a look at, and do take a hike on the Eagle Rock Trail. And that's not everything there is to do here in the Salmon River Mountains. When you're here at Salmon River - South Fork it's always fun to take a look at Payette National Forest, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Miners Peak Trail.

Salmon River - South Fork, Poverty Flats Campground to East Fork of South Fork 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, 5 miles away
      Class II-V - 16 miles long (Poverty Flats Campground to East Fork of South Fork)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 33 miles long (East Fork of South Fork to Salmon River)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Goat Creek to footbridge at Poverty Flats Campground)
Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork, Valley County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Close to Yellow Pinto South Fork Salmon River)
Secesh River, Valley County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14.4 miles long (Loon Creek to South Fork Salmon River)
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, 17 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (Vibika Creek to Johnson Creek)
Johnson Creek, Valley County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 31 miles long (Headwaters to Halfway Creek 31.1 mi to Ice Hole Campground)
Payette River - North Fork, Valley County, 24 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.4 miles long (Upper Payette Lake to Big Payette Lake)
Payette River - North Fork, Valley County, 24 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.4 miles long (Upper Payette Lake to Big Payette Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 31 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 31 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 62 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 93 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon River - South Fork:
BEST WESTERN PLUS McCall Lodge & Suites, McCall , 26 miles away
Super 8 McCall, McCall , 26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MCCALL, McCall , 27 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites McCall, McCall , 27 miles away
Brundage Bungalows, McCall , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Camp Creek, Warren, 1 miles away
Buckhorn Campground, Valley County, 2 miles away
Buckhorn Bar Campground, Valley County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Miners Peak Trail, Valley , 3 miles away
Eagle Rock Trail, Valley , 3 miles away
Camp Creek Cutoff Trail, Valley , 4 miles away
Cougar Ridge Trail, Valley , 5 miles away
Blackmare Trail, Valley , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Payette National Forest, Idaho , 7 miles away
Ponderosa State Park, Idaho , 25 miles away
Cascade State Park, Idaho , 31 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River - South Fork
Blackmare Lake, Valley , 9 miles away
Enos Lake, Valley , 14 miles away

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