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Idaho whitewater, Bruneau River

Owyhee county, Indian Hot Springs to 8 miles South of Bruneau section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     40 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Idaho tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The put-in location is a short drive from Mountain Home, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The natural beauty of Owyhee County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. There's camping available near Bruneau
    River. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This stretch of Bruneau River in Owyhee County is 40 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according
to American Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Now this is a pretty long section, so it looks like you will be camping out. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the
Roberson Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. While you're here at Bruneau River you can take a hike along the Tindall Trail. Bruneau River gets very little rainfall. November is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month is July. Summertime highs at Bruneau River usually tend to be in the 90's, and through the night it cools down to the 50's. For the period of the wintertime the highs are generally in the 30's, and night lows during the wintertime for Bruneau River tend to be in the 20's.

Bruneau River, Indian Hot Springs to 8 miles South of Bruneau 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 Bruneau River.
 Whitewater Near Bruneau River:
Sheep Creek, Owyhee County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 19.3 miles long (Marys Creek to Bruneau River)
Bruneau River, Owyhee County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 40 miles long (Indian Hot Springs to 8 miles South of Bruneau)
Marys Creek, Owyhee County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (to Sheep Creek)
Bruneau River - East Fork, Owyhee County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Winter Camp to Roberson Trail)
Whitewater Outfitter - Idakay Ventures Company, Elmore County, 29 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Bruneau River:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 66 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 78 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Bruneau River:
Hampton Inn - Suites Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 30 miles away
Best Western Foothills Inn, Mountain Home , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bruneau River:
Bruneau River - Clover Creek, Bruneau, 7 miles away
Bruneau Canyon Overlook, Hammett, 8 miles away
Bruneau River - No Name 2, Hammett, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Bruneau River:
Roberson Trail, Owyhee , 5 miles away
Tindall Trail, Owyhee , 12 miles away
Cedar Tree Trail, Owyhee , 14 miles away
Batt Trail, Owyhee , 16 miles away
Parker Trail, Owyhee , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bruneau River:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 61 miles away
Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho , 18 miles away
Three Island Crossing State Park, Idaho , 35 miles away

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