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Idaho whitewater, Snake River

Power county, American Falls to Lake Walcott section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     32.7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Idaho are harder than the national norm, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The nature scenery of Idaho and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whether you're whitewater rafting
    or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other spots. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Now this is a pretty long section, so make sure you pack enough food along with
your camping gear. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Burley, as you can see on the road map further down. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the American Falls to Lake Walcott section is one of them. This section of Snake River is 32.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-III section.

Briefly about the general area:
Places like Massacre Rocks State Park are splendid to
 
have a look at, and if you're dropping by from American Falls, you won't be the only one. Summertime highs at Snake River commonly tend to be in the 80's, and the overnight is a little chillier of course, usually in the 50's. During the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Snake River. Snake River is a location that is pretty dehydrated typically. May is the wettest month with most rain; the driest of the months is July.

Snake River, American Falls to Lake Walcott 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 Snake River.
 Whitewater Near Snake River:
Snake River, Power County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 32.7 miles long (American Falls to Lake Walcott)
 Ski Areas Near Snake River:
Pomerelle Mountain, Idaho , 40 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
Pebble Creek, Idaho , 64 miles away, 2911 foot drop, 3 lifts, 54 runs
Magic Mountain, Idaho , 86 miles away, 700 foot drop, 3 lifts, 13 runs
 Hotels Near Snake River:
National 9 Inn Mount Nebo, Nephi , 27 miles away
Ramada Pocatello, Pocatello , 45 miles away
Shoshone-Bannock Hotel, Fort Hall , 46 miles away
Rodeway Inn University, Pocatello , 47 miles away
Comfort Inn Pocatello, Pocatello , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snake River:
Massacre Rocks State Park, American Falls, 8 miles away
Eagle Rock Access, American Falls, 11 miles away
Snake River Vista Access, American Falls, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Snake River:
City Of Rocks National Reserve, Almo - ID , 47 miles away
Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Arco - ID , 49 miles away
Massacre Rocks State Park, Idaho , 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snake River:
American Falls Golf Club, American Falls , 17 miles away

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