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Idaho whitewater, Clearwater River - South Fork

Idaho county, Bully Creek to Highway 13 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     5.8 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Idaho are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This stretch of Clearwater River - South Fork in Idaho County is 5.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Idaho County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water
    attract people from near and far. The river winds through the Clearwater Mountains and you get great scenery. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might
end up sleeping in your car. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The starting point is not too far from Lewiston, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking  
this is an area with plenty of spots for that. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Beartrap Saddle is close to Clearwater River - South Fork and is a good site, and there are plenty of folks from Grangeville here. These mountains rock, just explore all the cool things to do in the Clearwater Mountains. For the duration of the summer, highs commonly are in the 80's at Clearwater River - South Fork. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 40's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's, and overnight lows in the 20's for Clearwater River - South Fork.

Clearwater River - South Fork, Bully Creek to Highway 13 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Clearwater River - South Fork:
Clearwater River - South Fork, Idaho County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 5.8 miles long (Bully Creek to Highway 13)
Whitewater Outfitter - Idaho Afloat, Idaho County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Clearwater River - South Fork, Idaho County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.4 miles long (Hanging Rock to Cougar Creek Trailhead)
Slate Creek, Idaho County, 20 miles away
      Class II-V - 23.7 miles long (Headwaters to Salmon River)
Salmon River, Idaho/ Lemhi County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 28 miles long (Vinegar Creek to Riggins)
Salmon River, Idaho/ Lemhi County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 36 miles long (Riggins to White Bird)
Lolo Creek, Idaho/ Clearwater County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Cottonwood Flats to Clearwater River)
Salmon River, Idaho County, 23 miles away
      Class II-IV - 50 miles long (White Bird to Snake River confluence)
Whitewater Outfitter - Epley's Whitewater Adventures, Idaho County, 24 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid River Outfitters, Idaho County, 24 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Clearwater River - South Fork:
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 43 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 58 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 79 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 80 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
 Hotels Near Clearwater River - South Fork:
Salmon Rapids Lodge, Riggins , 30 miles away
Best Western Lodge At River's Edge, Orofino , 34 miles away
Shore Lodge, McCall , 46 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites McCall, McCall , 47 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MCCALL, McCall , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clearwater River - South Fork:
Boundary Campground, Idaho County, 2 miles away
Nelson Creek, Grangeville, 3 miles away
Castle Creek Campground, Idaho County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Clearwater River - South Fork:
Reed Bar Trail, Idaho , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clearwater River - South Fork:
Nez Perce National Forest, Idaho , 28 miles away
Dworshak State Park, Idaho , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clearwater River - South Fork:
Grangeville Country Club, Grangeville , 8 miles away

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