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Idaho whitewater, Little Wood River

Gooding Lincoln county, Silver Creek to Big Wood River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     70.4 miles
When going down the Littlewood you should get out in the town of Gooding. The water below Gooding is heavly contaminated from old sewage lagoons. Says Deepsix

The beautiful scenery of Idaho and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting point is not too far from Twin Falls, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots
    in Idaho tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The Silver Creek to Big Wood River stretch of Little Wood River in Gooding/ Lincoln County is 70.4 miles
long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so better bring your camping gear along. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are not so many other good places for that around here. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming  
back for more. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Silver Creek to Big Wood River section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Little Wood River there are plenty of people from Shoshone. Little Wood River is a location that is quite dried out usually. The month with most of the snow is January; the driest month is August. During the warm months here at Little Wood River, high temperatures typically reach the 80's.

Little Wood River, Silver Creek to Big Wood 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 Little Wood River.
 Whitewater Near Little Wood River:
Big Wood River, Lincoln County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 14.1 miles long (Highway 75 to Little Wood River)
Big Wood River, Blaine/ Praire County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 25 miles long (Glendale Diversion to Richfield Diversion)
Camas Creek, Jefferson/ Fremont/ Clark County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Blaine Bridge to Moonstone Landing)
Snake River, Gooding/ Twin Falls County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 16 miles long (Crystal Springs to Upper Salmon Falls Res)
Little Wood River, Gooding/ Lincoln County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 70.4 miles long (Silver Creek to Big Wood River)
 Ski Areas Near Little Wood River:
Sun Valley, Idaho , 31 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 36 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Magic Mountain, Idaho , 45 miles away, 700 foot drop, 3 lifts, 13 runs
Pomerelle Mountain, Idaho , 67 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
 Hotels Near Little Wood River:
Best Western Sawtooth Inn & Suites, Jerome , 21 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Jerome - Twin Falls, Jerome , 21 miles away
Red Lion Inn & Suites Jerome, Jerome , 21 miles away
Airport Inn, Hailey , 23 miles away
AmericInn Hailey, Hailey , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Wood River:
Shoshone RV Park, Shoshone, 7 miles away
Magic Reservoir - Myrtle Point, Hailey, 10 miles away
Magic Reservoir - Lava Point, Hailey, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Wood River:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 35 miles away
Niagara Springs State Park, Idaho , 28 miles away
Malad Gorge State Park, Idaho , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Wood River:
93 Golf Ranch, Jerome , 19 miles away

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