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Idaho whitewater, Slate Creek

Idaho county, Headwaters to Salmon River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     23.7 miles
  If you're coming from Lewiston it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The beautiful scenery of Idaho and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. This section of Slate Creek in Idaho is 23.7 miles long and it is classified as a class II-V section by American Whitewater. There's camping available near Slate Creek. Whitewater rafting
    and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The beautiful Clearwater Mountains scenery is an added bonus.
This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. 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 spots. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your camping stuff.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Broken Leg Trail is good fun, and there are plenty of people from Lucile here at Slate Creek. Whohoo, so many amusing things in one place! The Clearwater Mountains is unbeatable! Going for a hike along the Lava Butte Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Not much rainfall falls here at Slate Creek. May is the month that gets the most rain, and February is when it's the driest.

Slate Creek, Headwaters 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 Slate Creek.
 Whitewater Near Slate Creek:
Slate Creek, Idaho County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 23.7 miles long (Headwaters to Salmon River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Exodus Wilderness Adventures, Idaho County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Brundage Mountain Rafting, Idaho County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Epley's Whitewater Adventures, Idaho County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid River Outfitters, Idaho County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Salmon River, Idaho County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 50 miles long (White Bird to Snake River confluence)
Whitewater Outfitter - Northwest Voyageurs, Idaho County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Idaho Afloat, Idaho County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Hazard Creek, Idaho County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Hard Creek to Little Salmon confluence)
Little Salmon River, Idaho/ Adams County, 19 miles away
      Class II-V - 20 miles long (Hazard Creek to Salmon River at Riggins)
 Ski Areas Near Slate Creek:
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 27 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 43 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 87 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 94 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 98 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
 Hotels Near Slate Creek:
Salmon Rapids Lodge, Riggins , 10 miles away
Hartland Inn And Motel, New Meadows , 29 miles away
Shore Lodge, McCall , 32 miles away
Brundage Bungalows, McCall , 32 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites McCall, McCall , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Slate Creek:
North Fork - Slate Creek, White Bird, 7 miles away
Spring Bar Campground, Idaho County, 7 miles away
Allison Creek Campground, Idaho County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Slate Creek:
Broken Leg Trail, Idaho , 11 miles away
Lava Butte Trail, Idaho , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Slate Creek:
Ponderosa State Park, Idaho , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Slate Creek:
Grangeville Country Club, Grangeville , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Slate Creek
Lower Twin Lake, Idaho , 14 miles away

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