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Idaho whitewater, Fish Creek

Idaho county, Forest Service Road to Lochsa River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     1.5 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Idaho are often more challenging than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The nature scenery of Idaho and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. This stretch of Fish Creek is 1.5 miles long and is a class IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There arenít
    any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back
to the start over and over. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The Forest Service Road to Lochsa River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The beautiful Clearwater Mountains scenery is an added bonus. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the East Boyd Glover Roundtop National Recreation Trail. Throughout the summer months at Fish Creek highs are ordinarily in the 80's with nighttime lows in the 40's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Fish Creek. Fish Creek gets a normal amount of annual rain. Most of the snow falls through January, and the driest month is July.

Fish Creek, Forest Service Road to Lochsa 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 Fish Creek.
 Whitewater Near Fish Creek:
Fish Creek, Idaho County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (Forest Service Road to Lochsa River)
Lochsa River, Idaho County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (Wilderness Gateway bridge to Split Creek Pack Bridge)
Lochsa River, Idaho County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 15 miles long (Split Creek Pack Bridge to Lowell)
Weitas Creek, Clearwater County, 7 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 18 miles long (Upper Weitas Pack Bridge to National Forest Clearwater)
Selway River, Idaho County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Selway Falls to Boyd Creek Campground)
Clearwater River - North Fork, Clearwater County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 28 miles long (Orogrande Creek to Aquarius Campground)
Lochsa River, Idaho County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 13 miles long (Indian Grave Creek to Wilderness Gateway Bridge)
Clearwater River - Middle Fork, Idaho County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 22 miles long (Lowell to Kooskia)
Kelly Creek, Clearwater County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Clayton Creek to Kelly Forks Campground)
Lolo Creek, Idaho/ Clearwater County, 28 miles away
      Class II+ - 12 miles long (Lolo Campground to Cottonwood Flats)
 Ski Areas Near Fish Creek:
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 58 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 77 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 85 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 96 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Montana Snowbowl, Montana , 99 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Fish Creek:
Alpine Lodge, Red River , 29 miles away
Super 8 St. Regis, Saint Regis , 49 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fish Creek:
Wilderness Gateway, Pierce, 3 miles away
Sherman Creek Trailhead, Pierce, 3 miles away
Noseeum Meadows, Pierce, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Fish Creek:
East Boyd Glover Roundtop National Recreation Trail, Idaho , 10 miles away
Meadow Creek National Recreation Trail, Idaho , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fish Creek:
Clearwater National Forest, Idaho , 17 miles away
Nez Perce National Forest, Idaho , 34 miles away

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