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Idaho whitewater, Snake River

Gooding Twin Falls county, Hagerman to Bliss section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     6 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Idaho is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The Hagerman to Bliss stretch of Snake River is 6 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Gooding/ Twin Falls County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.
    If you're coming from Twin Falls 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 won’t get lost. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking
or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from  
far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
Visiting Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument is just something you need to do if you haven't yet, and you're sure to bump into some great people from Bliss here. Malad Gorge State Park is a wonderful spot to go if you're at Snake River. Snake River gets very little rainfall. The month of November is the wettest with most of the rain while July is ordinarily the driest month. At Snake River during the long summer days highs are in the 90's. Summer night lows fall down to the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's, and night lows in the 10's for Snake River.

Snake River, Hagerman to Bliss 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 Snake River.
 Whitewater Near Snake River:
Snake River, Gooding/ Twin Falls County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Hagerman to Bliss)
Malad Big Wood River, Camas County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Malad Dam to confluence with Snake River)
Snake River, Gooding/ Twin Falls County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 16 miles long (Crystal Springs to Upper Salmon Falls Res)
 Ski Areas Near Snake River:
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 31 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 55 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Magic Mountain, Idaho , 57 miles away, 700 foot drop, 3 lifts, 13 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 92 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Pomerelle Mountain, Idaho , 96 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
 Hotels Near Snake River:
Best Western Sawtooth Inn & Suites, Jerome , 30 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 35 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 35 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 35 miles away
Hampton Inn Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snake River:
Billingsley Creek Lodge, Hagerman, 4 miles away
Hagerman RV Village, Hagerman, 4 miles away
Bell Rapids Sportsman's Access, Hagerman, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Snake River:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 5 miles away
Malad Gorge State Park, Idaho , 5 miles away
Niagara Springs State Park, Idaho , 21 miles away
Three Island Crossing State Park, Idaho , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snake River:
Gooding Golf Course, Gooding , 16 miles away
Clear Lake Country Club, Buhl , 18 miles away

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