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Idaho whitewater, Battle Creek

Owyhee county, Headwaters to Owyhee River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     29 miles
  This stretch of Battle Creek is 29 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The beautiful scenery of Idaho and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The put-in location is a short drive from Boise City-Nampa, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around
    here you won't find a large number of other rivers. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make
it an overnighter, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The campgrounds here at Battle Creek are pretty good. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Battle Creek is a location that is relatively waterless generally. For the duration of June this area sees the most rain, and July is the month with the least moisture. Throughout the summertime here at Battle Creek, high temperatures mostly get into the 80's. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 50's. High temperatures throughout the winter are normally in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Battle Creek.

Battle Creek, Headwaters to Owyhee River 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 Battle Creek.
 Whitewater Near Battle Creek:
Battle Creek, Owyhee County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 29 miles long (Headwaters to Owyhee River)
Deep Creek, Owyhee County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 39 miles long (Mudflat Road to Rickard Crossing Owyhee River)
Owyhee River - East Fork, Owyhee County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 50 miles long (Duck Valley to Crutcher's Crossing)
Owyhee River - South Fork, Owyhee County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 36 miles long (El Paso pipeline)
 Ski Areas Near Battle Creek:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 71 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Campgrounds Near Battle Creek:
Poison Creek, Murphy, 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Battle Creek
Triangle Reservoir, Owyhee , 19 miles away

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