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Idaho whitewater, Potlatch River

Latah Nez Perce county, Cedar Creek to Kendrick section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     6 miles
  The Cedar Creek to Kendrick stretch of Potlatch River is 6 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Moscow it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The average Idaho whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're
    not from around here don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The nature scenery of Latah/ Nez Perce County and the playfulness of the water beats anything. There are campgrounds quite near the river where
you can camp. The Cedar Creek to Kendrick stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but  
do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
During your visit to Potlatch River you'll meet some people from Kendrick for sure. There is a magnificent hiking trail next to Potlatch River called the Sand Mountain Lookout Trail. Potlatch River gets a typical amount of yearly rainfall. December is when you get the most snow here, and the driest of the months is July. All through the warm months, highs generally are in the 80's at Potlatch River. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's regularly in the 40's.

Potlatch River, Cedar Creek to Kendrick 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 Potlatch River.
 Whitewater Near Potlatch River:
Potlatch River, Latah/ Nez Perce County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cedar Creek to Kendrick)
Whitewater Outfitter - Sundog Expeditions, Latah County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Bear River, Latah County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 16 miles long (Highway 8 Bridge to Kendrick High School)
Potlatch River, Latah/ Nez Perce County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 15 miles long (Little Boulder Campground to Cedar Creek)
Clearwater River, Clearwater/ Nez Perce County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 41.3 miles long (Dworshack Reservoir to Washington border)
Whitewater Outfitter - Barker River Trips, Nez Perce County, 26 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
St. Maries River, Benewah County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 22.4 miles long (Mashburn to St. Joe River)
Whitewater Outfitter - NRS, Latah County, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Oars Dories, Nez Perce County, 29 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Potlatch River:
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 52 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 70 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 73 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Schweitzer, Idaho , 82 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 83 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Bluewood, Washington , 91 miles away, 1125 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 99 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
 Hotels Near Potlatch River:
Best Western Lodge At River's Edge, Orofino , 25 miles away
Days Inn Lewiston, Lewiston , 29 miles away
Idaho Inn, Moscow , 29 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Moscow, Moscow , 29 miles away
Super 8 Moscow, Moscow , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potlatch River:
Lenore Access, Kendrick, 7 miles away
Cherry Lane Access Area, Juliaetta, 9 miles away
Little Boulder Campground, Latah County, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Potlatch River:
Sand Mountain Lookout Trail, Latah , 14 miles away
White Pine National Recreation Trail, Latah , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potlatch River:
Winchester Lake State Park, Idaho , 19 miles away
Dworshak State Park, Idaho , 21 miles away
Mary Minerva McCroskey State Park, Idaho , 32 miles away
 Lakes Near Potlatch River
Spring Valley Reservoir, Latah , 13 miles away
Lapwai Lake, Lewis , 19 miles away

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