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Idaho whitewater, St. Joe River - Slate Creek

Shoshone county, Fritz Creek to St. Joe Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     4 miles
  The average Idaho whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The Fritz Creek to St. Joe Confluence section of St. Joe River - Slate Creek in Idaho is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Coeur d'Alene. The scenic beauty of
    Idaho and the water flowing gracefully down St. Joe River - Slate Creek attract people from near and far. The beauty of the Bitterroot Range is a great plus for this river. For all you camping people there are campgrounds
nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. Great  
exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
A wonderful location in the neighborhood of St. Joe River - Slate Creek is Roundhouse Gulch, and skiing at Lookout Pass is one of those things you just must do. All the outdoors enjoyable things in the Bitterroot Range will keep you coming back repeatedly. Going for a hike along the Trego Point Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. You're sure to stumble upon some friendly folks from Avery here, and since you're here you can take a hike along the Cedar Mountain Trail.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near St. Joe River - Slate Creek.
 Whitewater Near St. Joe River - Slate Creek:
Clearwater River - Little North Fork, Shoshone and Clearwater County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 30 miles long (Headwaters to Reservoir)
St. Joe River - North Fork, Shoshone County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Loop Creek to St. Joe Confluence)
St. Joe River - Skookum Canyon, Shoshone County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Turner Creek to Packsaddle Creek)
Coeur d' Alene River - South Fork, Shoshone County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Mullan to Wallace)
St. Joe River - Marble Creek, Shoshone County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13.5 miles long (Upper Bridge to St. Joe Confluence)
Floodwood Creek, Clearwater County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Bridge to Reservoir)
St. Joe River, Shoshone County, 27 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Conrad Crossing Campground to Bluff Creek Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near St. Joe River - Slate Creek:
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 14 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 26 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Turner Mountain, Montana , 66 miles away, 2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
Schweitzer, Idaho , 78 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 94 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Hotels Near St. Joe River - Slate Creek:
Trail Motel, Kellogg , 26 miles away
Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg , 26 miles away
GuestHouse Inn Kellogg, Kellogg , 27 miles away
Rocky Point Ranch, Thompson Falls , 37 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Lodge At River's Edge, Orofino , 46 miles away
 Campgrounds Near St. Joe River - Slate Creek:
Telichpah, Avery, 5 miles away
Squaw Creek Campground, Shoshone County, 5 miles away
Packsaddle Campground, Shoshone County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near St. Joe River - Slate Creek:
Trego Point Trail, Shoshone , 4 miles away
Cedar Mountain Trail, Shoshone , 4 miles away
Nelson Peak Trail, Shoshone , 5 miles away
Dunn Peak Trail, Shoshone , 6 miles away
Arid Ridge Trail, Shoshone , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near St. Joe River - Slate Creek:
St. Joe National Forest, Idaho , 16 miles away
Lolo National Forest, Montana , 26 miles away
Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Idaho , 34 miles away
 Lakes Near St. Joe River - Slate Creek
Steamboat Lake, Shoshone , 9 miles away
Theriault Lake, Shoshone , 15 miles away

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