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Idaho whitewater, Floodwood Creek

Clearwater county, Bridge to Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Idaho is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. The natural beauty of Clearwater County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. The Bridge to Reservoir section of Floodwood Creek in Idaho is 4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. No
    matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. There's camping available near Floodwood Creek. 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 you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The starting location is a short  
drive from Moscow, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
Coopers Saddle is a good place to visit nearby, and there's great hiking along the Freezeout Trail. So many enjoyable things to do here in the Clearwater Mountains, too great to be true. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Floodwood Creek; Rukgaber Trail is a pleasant local trail. For the period of the long summer days at Floodwood Creek temperatures are regularly in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's. During the winter this place gets highs in the 30's; during the dark hours in the wintertime at Floodwood Creek temperatures fall to the 20's.

Floodwood Creek, Bridge to Reservoir 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 Floodwood Creek.
 Whitewater Near Floodwood Creek:
Floodwood Creek, Clearwater County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Bridge to Reservoir)
St. Joe River - Marble Creek, Shoshone County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13.5 miles long (Upper Bridge to St. Joe Confluence)
Clearwater River - Little North Fork, Shoshone and Clearwater County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 30 miles long (Headwaters to Reservoir)
St. Joe River - Slate Creek, Shoshone County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Fritz Creek to St. Joe Confluence)
Skull Creek, Clearwater County, 22 miles away
      Class IV - 4.5 miles long (to National Forest Clearwater)
St. Joe River - North Fork, Shoshone County, 26 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Loop Creek to St. Joe Confluence)
St. Joe River - Skookum Canyon, Shoshone County, 26 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Turner Creek to Packsaddle Creek)
Lolo Creek, Idaho/ Clearwater County, 29 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Cottonwood Flats to Clearwater River)
Coeur d' Alene River - South Fork, Shoshone County, 29 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Mullan to Wallace)
 Ski Areas Near Floodwood Creek:
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 31 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 32 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Schweitzer, Idaho , 83 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Turner Mountain, Montana , 84 miles away, 2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 91 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 92 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Hotels Near Floodwood Creek:
Best Western Lodge At River's Edge, Orofino , 29 miles away
Trail Motel, Kellogg , 32 miles away
Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg , 32 miles away
Fairbridge Inn And Suites Kell, Kellogg , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Floodwood Creek:
Grandad Creek, Pierce, 5 miles away
Little Meadow Creek, Elk River, 5 miles away
Gold Creek, Elk River, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Floodwood Creek:
Freezeout Trail, Clearwater , 3 miles away
Rukgaber Trail, Clearwater , 8 miles away
Old Montana Trail, Shoshone , 16 miles away
Ally Point Trail, Shoshone , 18 miles away
Slate-Dunn Peak Trail, Shoshone , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Floodwood Creek:
St. Joe National Forest, Idaho , 27 miles away
Dworshak State Park, Idaho , 27 miles away
 Lakes Near Floodwood Creek
Steamboat Lake, Shoshone , 13 miles away
Theriault Lake, Shoshone , 13 miles away
Elk Creek Reservoir, Clearwater , 16 miles away

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