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Idaho whitewater, Snake River

Gooding Twin Falls county, Crystal Springs to Upper Salmon Falls Res section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     16 miles
  The Crystal Springs to Upper Salmon Falls Res stretch of Snake River in Idaho is 16 miles long and has been rated as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Idaho are often more challenging than in other states, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The put-in is not too far from Twin Falls, there's a road map further down the page with
    more info on that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is
an area with not too many other rivers for that. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The wonderful Gooding/ Twin Falls County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Crystal Springs to Upper Salmon Falls Res stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river  
system.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Wendell here, and Niagara Springs State Park is a good location. The views at Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument will blow your mind, and a visit to Malad Gorge State Park revives the spirit. This river is always fun. All through the summertime months highs here at Snake River reach the 90's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. Highs through the wintertime are ordinarily in the 30's; after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Snake River fall into the 10's. At Snake River you donít see much precipitation.

Snake River, Crystal Springs to Upper Salmon Falls Res 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, Gooding/ Twin Falls County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 16 miles long (Crystal Springs to Upper Salmon Falls Res)
Malad Big Wood River, Camas County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Malad Dam to confluence with Snake River)
Snake River, Gooding/ Twin Falls County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Hagerman to Bliss)
Big Wood River, Lincoln County, 29 miles away
      Class I-III - 14.1 miles long (Highway 75 to Little Wood River)
 Ski Areas Near Snake River:
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 40 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Magic Mountain, Idaho , 43 miles away, 700 foot drop, 3 lifts, 13 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 55 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Pomerelle Mountain, Idaho , 82 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
 Hotels Near Snake River:
Oregon Trail Inn, Buhl , 6 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sawtooth Inn & Suites, Jerome , 17 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 21 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 21 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snake River:
Intermountain RV Camp, Wendell, 5 miles away
Senator Park, Buhl, 5 miles away
Buhl Mobile Estates, Buhl, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Snake River:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 10 miles away
Niagara Springs State Park, Idaho , 7 miles away
Malad Gorge State Park, Idaho , 10 miles away
Three Island Crossing State Park, Idaho , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snake River:
Clear Lake Country Club, Buhl , 4 miles away
Gooding Golf Course, Gooding , 12 miles away
Pebble Ponds, Filer , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Snake River
Cedar Draw Lake, Twin Falls , 14 miles away

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