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Idaho whitewater, St. Joe River - Marble Creek

Shoshone county, Upper Bridge to St. Joe Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     13.5 miles
  This stretch of St. Joe River - Marble Creek in Idaho is 13.5 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Idaho are harder than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Moscow, as you can see on the road map further down. You can pitch a tent or
    park your RV at a nearby campground. The wonderful Idaho scenery and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will
have you coming back for more. Whitewater paddling here in the Clearwater Mountains is a great experience. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your camping stuff too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. 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. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Upper Bridge to St. Joe Confluence stretch is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around St. Joe River - Marble Creek; Ally Point Trail is a great local trail. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Prince Peak Trail. Summer at St. Joe River - Marble Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 80's. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 50's. Daytime highs through the wintertime are in the 30's while the cold winter nights at St.

St. Joe River - Marble Creek, Upper Bridge to St. Joe Confluence 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 St. Joe River - Marble Creek.
 Whitewater Near St. Joe River - Marble Creek:
St. Joe River - Marble Creek, Shoshone County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13.5 miles long (Upper Bridge to St. Joe Confluence)
Clearwater River - Little North Fork, Shoshone and Clearwater County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 30 miles long (Headwaters to Reservoir)
Floodwood Creek, Clearwater County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Bridge to Reservoir)
St. Joe River - Slate Creek, Shoshone County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Fritz Creek to St. Joe Confluence)
Coeur d' Alene River - South Fork, Shoshone County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Mullan to Wallace)
St. Joe River - North Fork, Shoshone County, 21 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Loop Creek to St. Joe Confluence)
St. Joe River - Skookum Canyon, Shoshone County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Turner Creek to Packsaddle Creek)
St. Maries River, Benewah County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 22.4 miles long (Mashburn to St. Joe River)
 Ski Areas Near St. Joe River - Marble Creek:
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 18 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 26 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Schweitzer, Idaho , 71 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Turner Mountain, Montana , 73 miles away, 2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 83 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Hotels Near St. Joe River - Marble Creek:
Trail Motel, Kellogg , 19 miles away
Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg , 19 miles away
GuestHouse Inn Kellogg, Kellogg , 19 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Lodge At River's Edge, Orofino , 37 miles away
Clark Fork Lodge, Clark Fork , 45 miles away
 Campgrounds Near St. Joe River - Marble Creek:
Marble Creek Campground, Shoshone County, 4 miles away
Donkey Creek, Calder, 5 miles away
Lost Lake, Avery, 6 miles away
 Trails Near St. Joe River - Marble Creek:
Ally Point Trail, Shoshone , 6 miles away
Prince Peak Trail, Shoshone , 8 miles away
Slate-Dunn Peak Trail, Shoshone , 9 miles away
West Fork Slate Divide Trail, Shoshone , 9 miles away
Freezeout Trail, Clearwater , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near St. Joe River - Marble Creek:
Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Idaho , 27 miles away
St. Joe National Forest, Idaho , 29 miles away
Old Mission State Park, Idaho , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near St. Joe River - Marble Creek:
Shoshone Golf Club, Kellogg , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near St. Joe River - Marble Creek
Theriault Lake, Shoshone , 1 miles away
Steamboat Lake, Shoshone , 17 miles away

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