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Idaho whitewater, Weitas Creek

Clearwater county, Upper Weitas Pack Bridge to National Forest Clearwater section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(IV)     18 miles
  The wonderful Idaho scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. The put-in is not too far from Moscow, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The Upper Weitas Pack Bridge to National Forest Clearwater stretch of Weitas Creek in Idaho is 18 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater
    to be a class II(IV) section. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why not
pack your camp stove too. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Upper Weitas Pack Bridge to National Forest Clearwater section is one of them. The Clearwater Mountains scenery is wonderful. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Idaho you might find  
the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
Throughout the warmest time of the year here at Weitas Creek, high temperatures regularly reach the 80's. Summer night lows sink down to the 40's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's, and overnight lows at Weitas Creek during the winter typically dip into the 10's. Weitas Creek gets a normal amount of precipitation. The month with most of the snow is January, and July meanwhile is the driest month.

Weitas Creek, Upper Weitas Pack Bridge to National Forest Clearwater road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Weitas Creek.
 Whitewater Near Weitas Creek:
Weitas Creek, Clearwater County, 5 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 18 miles long (Upper Weitas Pack Bridge to National Forest Clearwater)
Clearwater River - North Fork, Clearwater County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 28 miles long (Orogrande Creek to Aquarius Campground)
Fish Creek, Idaho County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (Forest Service Road to Lochsa River)
Lochsa River, Idaho County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (Wilderness Gateway bridge to Split Creek Pack Bridge)
Lochsa River, Idaho County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 15 miles long (Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell)
Kelly Creek, Clearwater County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Clayton Creek to Kelly Forks Campground)
Lochsa River, Idaho County, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 13 miles long (Indian Grave Creek to Wilderness Gateway Bridge)
St. Joe River, Shoshone County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Spruce Tree Campground to Gold Creek)
Clearwater River - North Fork, Clearwater County, 24 miles away
      Class III-V - 28.4 miles long (Headwaters to Kelly Creek)
Selway River, Idaho County, 25 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Selway Falls to Boyd Creek Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Weitas Creek:
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 48 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 69 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 92 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Montana Snowbowl, Montana , 98 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Blacktail Mountain, Montana , 98 miles away, 1440 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
Turner Mountain, Montana , 98 miles away, 2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Weitas Creek:
Alpine Lodge, Red River , 39 miles away
Super 8 St. Regis, Saint Regis , 40 miles away
Rocky Point Ranch, Thompson Falls , 49 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Weitas Creek:
Fourth of July Trailhead, Pierce, 5 miles away
Weitas Creek, Pierce, 5 miles away
Noe Creek, Pierce, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Weitas Creek:
Shin Point Trail, Clearwater , 15 miles away
Dead Mule Trail, Clearwater , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Weitas Creek:
Clearwater National Forest, Idaho , 18 miles away
St. Joe National Forest, Idaho , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Weitas Creek
Heather Lake, Shoshone , 20 miles away

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