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Idaho whitewater, Salmon River - South Fork

Valley county, East Fork of South Fork to Salmon River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     33 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Boise City-Nampa, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The East Fork of South Fork to Salmon River stretch of Salmon River - South Fork in Valley County is 33 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Idaho is often tougher than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are
    not very forgiving. 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 is not the only paddling
stretch in this river system, there are others too. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The nature scenery of Idaho and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, perfect for a real wilderness  
adventure. The campgrounds here at Salmon River - South Fork are pretty good. The beautiful Salmon River Mountains scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a magnificent hiking adventure along the South Fork Sheep Creek Trail, and a short trip to Skunk Spring is always worthwhile. Just can't get enough of the Salmon River Mountains. Going for a hike along the Parks Peak Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. Salmon River - South Fork is close to Warren Summit which is undeniably worth going to. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Salmon River - South Fork while overnight lows are usually in the 30's.

Salmon River - South Fork, East Fork of South Fork to 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Salmon River - South Fork:
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, 13 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)
Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork, Valley County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (Vibika Creek to Johnson Creek)
Johnson Creek, Valley County, 17 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Yellow Pine airport to Johnson Creek gauge)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 20 miles away
      Class II-V - 16 miles long (Poverty Flats Campground to East Fork of South Fork)
Big Creek, Valley County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 54 miles long (Big Creek Airstrip to Cache Bar)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Goat Creek to footbridge at Poverty Flats Campground)
Salmon River, Idaho/ Lemhi County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 28 miles long (Vinegar Creek to Riggins)
Salmon River, Idaho/ Lemhi County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 36 miles long (Riggins to White Bird)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 39 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 44 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 78 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 99 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon River - South Fork:
BEST WESTERN PLUS McCall Lodge & Suites, McCall , 36 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites McCall, McCall , 36 miles away
Super 8 McCall, McCall , 36 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MCCALL, McCall , 36 miles away
Brundage Bungalows, McCall , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Shiefer Campground, Valley County, 3 miles away
Indian Point, Warren, 11 miles away
Deadman Campground, Valley County, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River - South Fork:
South Fork Sheep Creek Trail, Valley , 9 miles away
Parks Peak Trail, Valley , 11 miles away
Indian Ridge Trail, Valley , 13 miles away
Camp Creek Cutoff Trail, Valley , 15 miles away
Eagle Rock Trail, Valley , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Payette National Forest, Idaho , 20 miles away
Nez Perce National Forest, Idaho , 27 miles away
Ponderosa State Park, Idaho , 34 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River - South Fork
Enos Lake, Valley , 17 miles away

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