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Idaho whitewater, Payette River - South Fork

Boise county, Deer Creek turnout to Banks section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     4.5 miles
  The Deer Creek turnout to Banks section of Payette River - South Fork is 4.5 miles long and is a class IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Boise City-Nampa, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average Idaho whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here
    are not suitable for beginners. The Deer Creek turnout to Banks section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around
here you'll find a large number of good places. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here.

about the general area:
You might want to pay a visit to Garden Valley while you're here at Payette River - South Fork. A visit to Boise National Forest invigorates the soul, and while you're here you can take a hike along the One Spoon Way. This river is a great place to visit. Lots of people from Banks come to Payette River - South Fork, and you can have a great hiking adventure along the Air Line Trail. Not much rainfall falls here at Payette River - South Fork. December is the wettest month with most snow while July is the month with the least amount of precipitation. For the period of the summertime at Payette River - South Fork temperatures are typically in the 80's, and the nighttime is somewhat chillier of course, commonly in the 40's.

Payette River - South Fork, Deer Creek turnout to Banks 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 Payette River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Payette River - South Fork:
Whitewater Outfitter - Idaho Whitewater Unlimited, Boise County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 4.5 miles long (Deer Creek turnout to Banks)
Payette River - Middle Fork, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.5 miles long (Hardscrabble Campground to Lightning Creek Bridge)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 10 miles away
      Class III+ - 8 miles long (Danskin Station to Alder Creek Bridge)
Payette River, Boise County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Banks to Beehive Bend)
Payette River - North Fork, Valley/ Boise County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 16 miles long (Smiths Ferry to Banks)
Payette River - Middle Fork, Valley County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (West Fork Bridge to upstream of Trail Creek)
Payette River, Boise County, 14 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6 miles long (Beehive Bend to Jet Boat Ramp)
Grimes Creek, Boise County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (4 miles upstream of Highway 21 to MoReservoir Creek confluence)
Whitewater Outfitter - Bear Valley River, Boise County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Payette River - South Fork:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 19 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 32 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 48 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 84 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Payette River - South Fork:
Ashley Inn, Cascade , 22 miles away
Courtyard Boise Downtown, Boise , 28 miles away
SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter, Boise , 28 miles away
Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown, Boise , 28 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BOISE-UNIVERSITY AREA, Boise , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Payette River - South Fork:
South Fork Payette River, Placerville, 2 miles away
Hot Springs - Boise National Forest, Boise, 3 miles away
Silver Creek Plunge, Garden Valley, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Payette River - South Fork:
Air Line Trail, Boise , 8 miles away
One Spoon Way, Washington , 8 miles away
Bear Wallow Trail, Valley , 9 miles away
Lightning Creek Trail, Boise , 11 miles away
Sixmile Trail, Valley , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Payette River - South Fork:
Boise National Forest, Idaho , 15 miles away
Cascade State Park, Idaho , 23 miles away
Lucky Peak State Park, Idaho , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Payette River - South Fork:
Terrace Lakes Golf Course, Garden Valley , 4 miles away
Cascade Golf Course, Cascade , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Payette River - South Fork
Mud Lake, Boise , 13 miles away

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