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Boise county, End of Road to South Fork Payette River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     10 miles
  The End of Road to South Fork Payette River stretch of Deadwood River in Boise County is 10 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Mountain Home, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater paddling here in the Salmon River Mountains is a great experience. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions
    for lots of people. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The wonderful
Idaho scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter,  
so go ahead and pack your camp stove. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
If you want to check out some interesting stuff, check out Oxbow Bend. Near Deadwood River you hit upon the Onion Valley Trail which is a great hiking trail; if you're dropping by from Garden Valley, you won't be the only one. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. There is a nice hiking trail right next door to Deadwood River called the West Side Trail. At Deadwood River through the warmest time of the year highs are in the 90's.

Deadwood River, End of Road to South Fork Payette River 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, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (End of Road to South Fork Payette River)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Deadwood River to Danskin Station)
Deadwood River, Boise County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Deadwood Reservoir to End of Road)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 8 miles long (Danskin Station to Alder Creek Bridge)
Boise River - North Fork, Boise/ Elmore County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Barber Flat to confluence with Boise River at Troutdale)
Payette River - Middle Fork, -blank- County, 18 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.5 miles long (Hardscrabble Campground to Lightning Creek Bridge)
Payette River - Middle Fork, Valley County, 18 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (West Fork Bridge to upstream of Trail Creek)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 4.5 miles long (Deer Creek turnout to Banks)
Boise River, Boise/ Elmore County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Troutdale to Willow Creek Campground)
Boise River, Elmore County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Troutdale Campground to Badger Creek Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Deadwood River:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 35 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 43 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 56 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 65 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 89 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
 Hotels Near Deadwood River:
Ashley Inn, Cascade , 34 miles away
SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter, Boise , 44 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BOISE-UNIVERSITY AREA, Boise , 45 miles away
Courtyard Boise Downtown, Boise , 45 miles away
Best Western Northwest Lodge, Boise , 45 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deadwood River:
Deadwood, Garden Valley, 1 miles away
Pine Flats, Garden Valley, 3 miles away
Mountain View - Lowman, Garden Valley, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Deadwood River:
West Side Trail, Valley , 10 miles away
Onion Valley Trail, Boise , 10 miles away
Whitehawk Trail, Valley , 11 miles away
Whitehawk Basin Trail, Valley , 11 miles away
Deadwood River Trail, Valley , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deadwood River:
Boise National Forest, Idaho , 25 miles away
Cascade State Park, Idaho , 35 miles away
Lucky Peak State Park, Idaho , 36 miles away
 Lakes Near Deadwood River
Deadwood Reservoir, Valley , 9 miles away

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