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Idaho whitewater, Secesh River

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

 

CLASS IV-V     14.4 miles
  The natural beauty of Valley County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Idaho tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The wild scenery of the Salmon River Mountains is great. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few
    others too. There's camping available near Secesh River. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great
reasons to come. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This stretch of Secesh River in Idaho is 14.4 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Boise City-Nampa, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river,  
but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is wonderful here at Secesh River, you can go for a hike along the Miners Peak Trail. Payette National Forest is a wonderful spot to stretch your legs a bit. The South Fork Sheep Creek Trail is a delightful hiking trail near Secesh River. During the summertime highs here at Secesh River reach the 70's; the nighttime is slightly colder of course, ordinarily in the 30's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Secesh River.

Secesh River, Loon Creek to 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 Secesh River.
 Whitewater Near Secesh River:
Secesh River, Valley County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14.4 miles long (Loon Creek to South Fork Salmon River)
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, 14 miles away
      Class II-V - 16 miles long (Poverty Flats Campground to East Fork of South Fork)
Salmon River - East Fork of South Fork, Valley County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Close to Yellow Pinto South Fork Salmon River)
Salmon River - South Fork, Valley County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Goat Creek to footbridge at Poverty Flats Campground)
Payette River - North Fork, Valley County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.4 miles long (Upper Payette Lake to Big Payette Lake)
Payette River - North Fork, Valley County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.4 miles long (Upper Payette Lake to Big Payette Lake)
Salmon River, Idaho/ Lemhi County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 28 miles long (Vinegar Creek to Riggins)
Salmon River, Idaho/ Lemhi County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 36 miles long (Riggins to White Bird)
Johnson Creek, Valley County, 21 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Yellow Pine airport to Johnson Creek gauge)
 Ski Areas Near Secesh River:
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 28 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 33 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 69 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Secesh River:
BEST WESTERN PLUS McCall Lodge & Suites, McCall , 25 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites McCall, McCall , 25 miles away
Super 8 McCall, McCall , 25 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MCCALL, McCall , 25 miles away
Brundage Bungalows, McCall , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Secesh River:
Secesh Horse Camp, Warren, 2 miles away
Ponderosa, Warren, 2 miles away
Indian Point, Warren, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Secesh River:
Miners Peak Trail, Valley , 11 miles away
South Fork Sheep Creek Trail, Valley , 11 miles away
Eagle Rock Trail, Valley , 12 miles away
Indian Ridge Trail, Valley , 12 miles away
Camp Creek Cutoff Trail, Valley , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Secesh River:
Payette National Forest, Idaho , 10 miles away
Ponderosa State Park, Idaho , 23 miles away
Nez Perce National Forest, Idaho , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Secesh River
Enos Lake, Valley , 7 miles away
Blackmare Lake, Valley , 16 miles away

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