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Idaho whitewater, Camas Creek

Lemhi county, Duck Creek to confluence with M.Fork Salmon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     13 miles
  The Duck Creek to confluence with M.Fork Salmon section of Camas Creek is 13 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Idaho you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number
    of paddling rivers. The natural beauty of Idaho and the playfulness of the water beats anything. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels
fill up quick. The river winds through the Salmon River Mountains and you get great scenery. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camping stuff. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the
general area:
There's tremendous hiking along the Waterfall Trail; a tremendous site to pop by nearby is Dry Gulch. There's no way somebody can get bored here in the Salmon River Mountains. Don't leave Camas Creek without first going for a hike along the South Fork Trail. During the warmest time of the year here at Camas Creek, high temperatures usually reach the 80's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 40's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's while Camas Creek night low temperatures through the winter are in the 0's. Camas Creek is pretty arid usually.

Camas Creek, Duck Creek to confluence with M.Fork Salmon 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 Camas Creek.
 Whitewater Near Camas Creek:
Camas Creek, Lemhi County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 13 miles long (Duck Creek to confluence with M.Fork Salmon)
Salmon River - Yankee Fork, Custer County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 26.8 miles long (Upper road end to Salmon River)
Loon Creek, Custer/ Lemhi County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 24 miles long (Loon Creek Ranger Station to confluence with M. Fork Salmon)
Salmon River, Idaho County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 79 miles long (Corn Creek to Vinegar Creek)
Panther Creek, -blank- County, 27 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Trapper Flat to Birch Creek)
Panther Creek, -blank- County, 27 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Trapper Flat to Birch Creek)
Panther Creek, Lemhi County, 27 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Clear Creek to Main Salmon confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Camas Creek:
Sun Valley, Idaho , 59 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Montana , 61 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 69 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Camas Creek:
Salmon River Lodge Resort, Salmon , 48 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Camas Creek:
Middle Fork Peak Campground, Lemhi County, 5 miles away
South Fork Campground, Lemhi County, 7 miles away
Camas Creek, Cobalt, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Camas Creek:
South Fork Trail, Lemhi , 12 miles away
Waterfall Trail, Lemhi , 14 miles away
Waterfall Trail, Lemhi , 14 miles away
Ship Island Trail, Lemhi , 15 miles away
Clear Creek Trail, Lemhi , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Camas Creek:
Salmon National Forest, Idaho , 22 miles away
Challis National Forest, Idaho , 31 miles away
Yankee Fork State Park, Idaho , 34 miles away
 Lakes Near Camas Creek
Falconberry Lake, Lemhi , 11 miles away

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