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Idaho whitewater, Clearwater River - North Fork

Clearwater county, Orogrande Creek to Aquarius Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     28 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Moscow, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch of Clearwater River - North Fork in Idaho is 28 miles long and it is classified as a class III-V section by American Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so pack your sleeping bag. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots
    in Idaho are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The wild scenery of
the Clearwater Mountains is great. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Orogrande Creek to Aquarius Campground stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The scenic beauty of Clearwater County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. Some people prefer whitewater rafting  
and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a fine hiking adventure along the Dead Mule Trail, and since you're here you can take a hike along the Shin Point Trail. If you want a wonderful time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Clearwater Mountains. At Clearwater River - North Fork through the summer months highs are in the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 40's. All through the wintertime the highs are ordinarily in the 30's, and after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Clearwater River - North Fork dip into the 10's.

Clearwater River - North Fork, Orogrande Creek to Aquarius 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 Clearwater River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Clearwater River - North Fork:
Clearwater River - North Fork, Clearwater County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 28 miles long (Orogrande Creek to Aquarius Campground)
Weitas Creek, Clearwater County, 19 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 18 miles long (Upper Weitas Pack Bridge to National Forest Clearwater)
St. Joe River, Shoshone County, 20 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Spruce Tree Campground to Gold Creek)
Skull Creek, Clearwater County, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 4.5 miles long (to National Forest Clearwater)
St. Joe River, Shoshone County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Conrad Crossing Campground to Bluff Creek Bridge)
Fish Creek, Idaho County, 22 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (Forest Service Road to Lochsa River)
Lochsa River, Idaho County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (Wilderness Gateway bridge to Split Creek Pack Bridge)
Lochsa River, Idaho County, 25 miles away
      Class III-V - 15 miles long (Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell)
St. Joe River - Skookum Canyon, Shoshone County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Turner Creek to Packsaddle Creek)
Lolo Creek, Idaho/ Clearwater County, 25 miles away
      Class II+ - 12 miles long (Lolo Campground to Cottonwood Flats)
 Ski Areas Near Clearwater River - North Fork:
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 36 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 55 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Turner Mountain, Montana , 89 miles away, 2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 92 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
 Hotels Near Clearwater River - North Fork:
Super 8 St. Regis, Saint Regis , 41 miles away
Rocky Point Ranch, Thompson Falls , 43 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clearwater River - North Fork:
Washington Creek Campground, Clearwater County, 2 miles away
Riviera, Pierce, 5 miles away
Station Creek, Pierce, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Clearwater River - North Fork:
Dead Mule Trail, Clearwater , 3 miles away
Shin Point Trail, Clearwater , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clearwater River - North Fork:
St. Joe National Forest, Idaho , 19 miles away
Clearwater National Forest, Idaho , 31 miles away

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