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Idaho whitewater, Snake River

Twin Falls Jerome county, Milner Power Plant to Star Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I(II)     7.3 miles
  This stretch of Snake River in Twin Falls/Jerome County is 7.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I(II) section. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The starting point is not too far from Burley, as you can see on the road map further down. A good workout and just being
    out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. The wonderful Idaho scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you
feel great. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Milner Power Plant to Star Falls section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds  
nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Snake River you'll possibly meet some folks from Hazelton. Summertime at Snake River comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Snake River are in the 10's. Snake River is pretty dried up commonly. Through November this area sees the most rain; July on the other hand is the driest.

Snake River, Milner Power Plant to Star Falls 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:
Wilson River, Gooding County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (Close to Interstate 84 to Close to Wilson Lake Reservoir)
Snake River, Twin Falls/Jerome County, 5 miles away
      Class I(II) - 7.3 miles long (Milner Power Plant to Star Falls)
Snake River, Twin Falls/ Jerome County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Murtaugh Bridge to Twin Falls Reservoir)
Snake River, Twin Falls/ Jerome County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.6 miles long (Milner Dam to Power Plant)
 Ski Areas Near Snake River:
Magic Mountain, Idaho , 22 miles away, 700 foot drop, 3 lifts, 13 runs
Pomerelle Mountain, Idaho , 34 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 64 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 72 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Snake River:
Amber Inn Motel, Eden , 18 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Burley, Burley , 20 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Burley Inn & Convention Center, Burley , 20 miles away
Super 8 Heyburn Burley Area, Burley , 21 miles away
Days Inn Twin Falls Jerome, Jerome , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snake River:
Milner Reservoir, Hazelton, 5 miles away
Miner Reservoir #2, Hazelton, 6 miles away
Miner Reservoir #2, Hazelton, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Snake River:
City Of Rocks National Reserve, Almo - ID , 37 miles away
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 58 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snake River:
Pleasant Valley Golf Course, Kimberly , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Snake River
Murtaugh Lake, Twin Falls , 6 miles away

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