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Idaho whitewater, Salmon River

Custer Lemhi county, East Fork of Salmon to Town of North Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     70 miles
  The nature scenery of Custer/ Lemhi County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. This section of Salmon River is 70 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not
    suitable for beginners. And of course, 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. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The beautiful Salmon River Mountains scenery is an added bonus. A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. No matter if you're  
whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Ellis come to Salmon River, and going for a hike on the Singheiser Trail is always a delightful adventure. If you want a delightful time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Salmon River Mountains. Not much precipitation falls here at Salmon River. June is when you get the most rain here, and February is the month with the least moisture. Throughout the long summer days here at Salmon River, high temperatures generally get into the 80's.

Salmon River, East Fork of Salmon to Town of North Fork 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 Salmon River.
 Whitewater Near Salmon River:
Panther Creek, -blank- County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Trapper Flat to Birch Creek)
Panther Creek, -blank- County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Trapper Flat to Birch Creek)
Camas Creek, Lemhi County, 23 miles away
      Class V - 13 miles long (Duck Creek to confluence with M.Fork Salmon)
Whitewater Outfitter - Kookaburra Guided Whitewater Trips, Lemhi County, 25 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Salmon River Rafting, Lemhi County, 25 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Panther Creek, Lemhi County, 26 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Clear Creek to Main Salmon confluence)
Salmon River, Lemhi County, 30 miles away
      Class III - 39 miles long (North Fork to Middle Fork)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River:
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Montana , 44 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 59 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 81 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Discovery Ski, Montana , 94 miles away, 1670 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon River:
Super 8 Salmon, Salmon , 25 miles away
Salmon River Lodge Resort, Salmon , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River:
Hat Creek Lakes, Ellis, 4 miles away
Iron Lake Campground, Lemhi County, 4 miles away
Royal Gorge Motel, Ellis, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River:
Singheiser Trail, Lemhi , 12 miles away
Twin Buttes Trail, Custer , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salmon River:
Yankee Fork State Park, Idaho , 18 miles away
Salmon National Forest, Idaho , 28 miles away

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