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Idaho whitewater, Boise River

Boise Elmore county, Troutdale to Willow Creek Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     10 miles
  This section of Boise River is 10 miles long and is a class I-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful Idaho scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. 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. If you're coming from
    Mountain Home it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. There
are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Idaho are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy.

Briefly about
the general area:
A good spot in the neighborhood of Boise River is Logging Gulch, and Hot Springs is an inspiring spot to go to during your stay. The Devils Creek Trail offers hiking at its best. For the period of the summertime here at Boise River, high temperatures ordinarily reach the 80's. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 40's. Through the winter highs are in the 30's, and nighttime lows at Boise River during the winter commonly dip into the 10's. The amount of precipitation that falls at Boise River is close to the national average. Most of the snow falls through January, and the driest of the months is July.

Boise River, Troutdale to Willow Creek Campground 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 Boise River.
 Whitewater Near Boise River:
Sheep Creek, Boise County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (Last half mile before Middle Fork Boise River)
Boise River, Elmore County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Troutdale Campground to Badger Creek Campground)
Boise River, Boise/ Elmore County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Troutdale to Willow Creek Campground)
Boise River - North Fork, Boise/ Elmore County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Barber Flat to confluence with Boise River at Troutdale)
Mores Creek, Boise County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Big Gulch to Robie Creek)
Boise River - South Fork, Elmore County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 16 miles long (Danskin Bridge to Neal Bridge)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Deadwood River to Danskin Station)
Grimes Creek, Boise County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (4 miles upstream of Highway 21 to MoReservoir Creek confluence)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 21 miles away
      Class III+ - 8 miles long (Danskin Station to Alder Creek Bridge)
Deadwood River, Boise County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (End of Road to South Fork Payette River)
 Ski Areas Near Boise River:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 29 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 58 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 60 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 74 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 89 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
 Marinas Near Boise River:
Fall Creek Resort and Marina, Mountain Home , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Boise River:
Best Western Foothills Inn, Mountain Home , 27 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 27 miles away
Best Western Northwest Lodge, Boise , 33 miles away
SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter, Boise , 34 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BOISE-UNIVERSITY AREA, Boise , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boise River:
Badger Creek, Idaho City, 2 miles away
Birch Creek Campground, Boise County, 3 miles away
Troutdale Campground, Elmore County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Boise River:
Devils Creek Trail, Elmore , 11 miles away
Roaring River Trail, Elmore , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boise River:
Lucky Peak State Park, Idaho , 23 miles away
Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho , 39 miles away
Boise National Forest, Idaho , 39 miles away

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