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Idaho whitewater, Sheep Creek

Boise county, Last half mile before Middle Fork Boise River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     0.5 miles
  The Last half mile before Middle Fork Boise River section of Sheep Creek in Boise County is 0.5 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Mountain Home, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that the rivers in
    this state are less manageable. The campgrounds here at Sheep Creek are pretty good. This stretch is very short so better bring some good walking shoes. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled
as well. 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. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The wonderful Idaho scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.

Briefly about the
general area:
The Roaring River Trail offers hiking at its best, and you might also want to pay a visit to Logging Gulch since you're here at Sheep Creek. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Sheep Creek; Devils Creek Trail is a glorious local trail. Summer at Sheep Creek comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Throughout the moonlight hours it's usually in the 40's. Through the winter highs are in the 30's while Sheep Creek overnight low temperatures through the winter are in the 10's. The amount of precipitation that falls at Sheep Creek is close to the national average. For the period of January this area sees the most snow while July is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Sheep Creek, Last half mile before Middle Fork Boise 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 Sheep Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sheep Creek:
Sheep Creek, Boise County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (Last half mile before Middle Fork Boise River)
Boise River, Elmore County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Troutdale Campground to Badger Creek Campground)
Boise River, Boise/ Elmore County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Troutdale to Willow Creek Campground)
Boise River - North Fork, Boise/ Elmore County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Barber Flat to confluence with Boise River at Troutdale)
Boise River - South Fork, Elmore County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 16 miles long (Danskin Bridge to Neal Bridge)
Mores Creek, Boise County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Big Gulch to Robie Creek)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Deadwood River to Danskin Station)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 21 miles away
      Class III+ - 8 miles long (Danskin Station to Alder Creek Bridge)
Deadwood River, Boise County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (End of Road to South Fork Payette River)
Boise River - South Fork, Elmore County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Anderson Ranch Dam to Danskin Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Sheep Creek:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 31 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 58 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 59 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 74 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 87 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
 Marinas Near Sheep Creek:
Fall Creek Resort and Marina, Mountain Home , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Sheep Creek:
Best Western Foothills Inn, Mountain Home , 28 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 28 miles away
Best Western Northwest Lodge, Boise , 35 miles away
SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter, Boise , 36 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BOISE-UNIVERSITY AREA, Boise , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sheep Creek:
Troutdale Campground, Elmore County, 3 miles away
Badger Creek, Idaho City, 4 miles away
Birch Creek Campground, Boise County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Sheep Creek:
Devils Creek Trail, Elmore , 9 miles away
Roaring River Trail, Elmore , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sheep Creek:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 69 miles away
Lucky Peak State Park, Idaho , 25 miles away
Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho , 40 miles away
Boise National Forest, Idaho , 40 miles away

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