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Idaho whitewater, Snake River

Nez Perce county, Salmon River to Lewiston section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     47 miles
  If you're coming from Lewiston it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Idaho tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The natural beauty of Idaho and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. Getting some good exercise and
    just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to
get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This stretch of Snake River is 47 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater.

about the general area:
There is a fine hiking trail in the vicinity of Snake River called the Cook Creek Trail, and there are plenty of people from Lewiston here. Going for a hike on the Cottonwood Creek Trail is always a great adventure, and you could always look at Sandal Gulch. This is such a fun river. Don't leave Snake River without first paying a visit to Captain John Rapids. Don't leave Snake River without visiting Hells Gate State Park; a journey to Captain John Rapids will fill your spirit with fine feelings. Not much precipitation falls here at Snake River. May is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month is July.

Snake River, Salmon River to Lewiston 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:
Whitewater Outfitter - Barker River Trips, Nez Perce County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Oars Dories, Nez Perce County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Snake River, Nez Perce County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 47 miles long (Salmon River to Lewiston)
Whitewater Outfitter - Beamers Hells Canyon Tours & Excursions, Asotin County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Imnaha River, Wallowa County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (to Snake Lake)
Grande Ronde River, Asotin County, 24 miles away
      Class II-IV - 27 miles long (Boggan's Oasis to Snake River)
Whitewater Outfitter - NRS, Latah County, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Snake River:
Bluewood, Washington , 65 miles away, 1125 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 75 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Spout Springs, Oregon , 81 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 14 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 84 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 86 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 88 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
 Marinas Near Snake River:
Hells Canyon Resort & Marina, Clarkston , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Snake River:
Hampton Inn Lewiston ID, Lewiston , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express LEWISTON, Lewiston , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn Lewiston, Lewiston , 15 miles away
Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Lewiston , 15 miles away
Inn America Lewiston, Lewiston , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snake River:
Limestone Point Access, Anatone, 5 miles away
Heller Bar, Anatone, 6 miles away
Mouth of Grande Ronde, Anatone, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Snake River:
Cook Creek Trail, Wallowa , 13 miles away, 7.7 hiking miles, 4256 feet elevation difference
Cottonwood Creek Trail, Wallowa , 14 miles away, 13.5 hiking miles, 4338 feet elevation difference
Howard Cutoff Trail, Wallowa , 14 miles away,  3.6 hiking miles, 671 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Snake River:
Hells Gate State Park, Idaho , 14 miles away
Fields Spring State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
Winchester Lake State Park, Idaho , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snake River:
Eagles Pointe Golf Course, Lewiston , 13 miles away
Bryden Canyon Golf Course, Lewiston , 14 miles away
Quail Ridge Golf Course, Clarkston , 16 miles away

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