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Oregon whitewater, Imnaha River

Wallowa county, to Snake Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The scenic beauty of Oregon and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. If you're coming from Lewiston it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The
    rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The to Snake Lake section of Imnaha River in Wallowa County
is -blank- miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with not too many other rivers for that. This is the only paddling section along Imnaha River.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is tremendous here at Imnaha River,
 
you can go for a hike along the Cook Creek Trail, and a spree to Imnaha Rapids will fill your soul with great feelings. A delightful place in the neighborhood of Imnaha River is China Gulch, and do put some time aside to spend at Imnaha Rapids if you're here at Imnaha River. This river is a wonderful place to visit. On a great day at Imnaha River you can take a hike along the Howard Cutoff Trail, and this is a popular place for folks from Imnaha. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Imnaha River while night lows are regularly in the 50's. For the period of the winter this place gets highs in the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Imnaha River.

Imnaha River, to Snake Lake 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 Imnaha River.
 Whitewater Near Imnaha River:
Snake River, Nez Perce County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 47 miles long (Salmon River to Lewiston)
Snake River, Wallowa County, 28 miles away
      Class III-IV - 32 miles long (Hells Canyon Dam to Pittsburg Landing)
Snake River, Wallowa County, 28 miles away
      Class II-IV - 71.5 miles long (Hells Canyon Dam to Washington Border)
Whitewater Outfitter - Barker River Trips, Nez Perce County, 29 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Imnaha River:
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 57 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 70 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Bluewood, Washington , 76 miles away, 1125 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Spout Springs, Oregon , 89 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 14 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 92 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
 Hotels Near Imnaha River:
Holiday Inn Express LEWISTON, Lewiston , 32 miles away
Comfort Inn Lewiston, Lewiston , 33 miles away
Inn America Lewiston, Lewiston , 33 miles away
Red Lion Lewiston, Lewiston , 33 miles away
Days Inn Lewiston, Lewiston , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Imnaha River:
Buckhorn, Imnaha, 6 miles away
Black Pine Campground, Nez Perce County, 17 miles away
Soldier Meadows Reservoir, Winchester, 17 miles away
 Trails Near Imnaha River:
Cook Creek Trail, Wallowa , 10 miles away, 7.7 hiking miles, 4256 feet elevation difference
Howard Cutoff Trail, Wallowa , 13 miles away,  3.6 hiking miles, 671 feet elevation difference
Cottonwood Creek Trail, Wallowa , 17 miles away, 13.5 hiking miles, 4338 feet elevation difference
High Trail, Wallowa , 19 miles away,  18.2 hiking miles, 3735 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Imnaha River:
Winchester Lake State Park, Idaho , 23 miles away
Fields Spring State Park, Washington , 31 miles away
Hells Gate State Park, Idaho , 33 miles away

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