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Idaho whitewater, Snake River

Twin Falls Jerome county, Murtaugh Bridge to Twin Falls Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     13 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Twin Falls, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beautiful scenery of Idaho and the water flowing gracefully down Snake River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Murtaugh Bridge to Twin Falls Reservoir section of Snake River in Idaho is 13 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV section. This section has enough
    mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Idaho are often tougher than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the
rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too.

about the general area:
At Snake River you always meet someone from Hansen. For the duration of the summer months at Snake River temperatures are frequently in the 90's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's ordinarily in the 50's. All through the winter highs are in the 30's with temperatures at Snake River dipping down into the 10's throughout winter nights. Snake River is a location that is rather arid mostly. The month with most of the rain is November, and July is when it's the driest.

Snake River, Murtaugh Bridge to Twin Falls Reservoir 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, Twin Falls/ Jerome County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Murtaugh Bridge to Twin Falls Reservoir)
Wilson River, Gooding County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (Close to Interstate 84 to Close to Wilson Lake Reservoir)
Snake River, Twin Falls/Jerome County, 18 miles away
      Class I(II) - 7.3 miles long (Milner Power Plant to Star Falls)
Snake River, Twin Falls/ Jerome County, 18 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.6 miles long (Milner Dam to Power Plant)
Big Wood River, Lincoln County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 14.1 miles long (Highway 75 to Little Wood River)
Snake River, Gooding/ Twin Falls County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 16 miles long (Crystal Springs to Upper Salmon Falls Res)
 Ski Areas Near Snake River:
Magic Mountain, Idaho , 19 miles away, 700 foot drop, 3 lifts, 13 runs
Pomerelle Mountain, Idaho , 47 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 58 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 61 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Snake River:
Red Lion Inn & Suites Jerome, Jerome , 13 miles away
Super 8 Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Jerome - Twin Falls, Jerome , 13 miles away
Red Lion Hotel Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 13 miles away
Shilo Inn Suites Twin Falls, Twin Falls , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snake River:
Twin Falls Waterfront Park, Murtaugh, 8 miles away
Murtaugh Lake RV Park, Murtaugh, 8 miles away
Oregon Trail Campground, Twin Falls, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Snake River:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 44 miles away
City Of Rocks National Reserve, Almo - ID , 50 miles away
Niagara Springs State Park, Idaho , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snake River:
Pleasant Valley Golf Course, Kimberly , 7 miles away
Blue Lakes Country club, Twin Falls , 13 miles away
93 Golf Ranch, Jerome , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Snake River
Murtaugh Lake, Twin Falls , 8 miles away
Mary Alice Lake, Twin Falls , 12 miles away

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