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Idaho whitewater, Deadwood River

Boise county, Deadwood Reservoir to End of Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     14 miles
  The nature scenery of Boise County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Idaho you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The Deadwood Reservoir to End of Road stretch of Deadwood River in Idaho is 14 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according
    to American Whitewater. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping
bag. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. The Deadwood Reservoir to End of Road stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. There's camping available near Deadwood River. If you're coming from Mountain Home it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The Salmon River  
Mountains scenery is wonderful. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Lowman here at Deadwood River. On a good day at Deadwood River you can take a hike along the Whitehawk Basin Trail; if the weather is good, you can go for a hike along the West Side Trail. This river has so much to offer. High temperatures at Deadwood River during the long summer days are in the 90's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 40's.

Deadwood River, Deadwood Reservoir to End of Road 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 Deadwood River.
 Whitewater Near Deadwood River:
Deadwood River, Boise County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Deadwood Reservoir to End of Road)
Deadwood River, Boise County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (End of Road to South Fork Payette River)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Deadwood River to Danskin Station)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 14 miles away
      Class III+ - 8 miles long (Danskin Station to Alder Creek Bridge)
Payette River - Middle Fork, Valley County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (West Fork Bridge to upstream of Trail Creek)
Johnson Creek, Valley County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 31 miles long (Headwaters to Halfway Creek 31.1 mi to Ice Hole Campground)
Payette River - Middle Fork, -blank- County, 17 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.5 miles long (Hardscrabble Campground to Lightning Creek Bridge)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 4.5 miles long (Deer Creek turnout to Banks)
Boise River - North Fork, Boise/ Elmore County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Barber Flat to confluence with Boise River at Troutdale)
Whitewater Outfitter - Idaho Whitewater Unlimited, Boise County, 24 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Deadwood River:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 39 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 41 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 53 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 67 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 90 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
 Hotels Near Deadwood River:
Ashley Inn, Cascade , 31 miles away
Super 8 McCall, McCall , 46 miles away
Best Western Plus McCall Lodge & Suites, McCall , 46 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MCCALL, McCall , 46 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites McCall, McCall , 46 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deadwood River:
Packsaddle Campground, Boise County, 4 miles away
Cozy Cove, Lowman, 4 miles away
Homers Campground, Valley County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Deadwood River:
West Side Trail, Valley , 5 miles away
Whitehawk Basin Trail, Valley , 6 miles away
Whitehawk Trail, Valley , 7 miles away
Scott Mountain Driveway, Valley , 8 miles away
Deadwood River Trail, Valley , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deadwood River:
Boise National Forest, Idaho , 23 miles away
Cascade State Park, Idaho , 32 miles away
Payette National Forest, Idaho , 36 miles away
 Lakes Near Deadwood River
Deadwood Reservoir, Valley , 4 miles away

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