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Idaho whitewater, Snake River

Twin Falls Jerome county, Milner Dam to Power Plant section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     1.6 miles
goodfishing Says hankplaskey

The Milner Dam to Power Plant section of Snake River in Twin Falls/ Jerome County is 1.6 miles long and has been rated as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Idaho and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive
    a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Idaho is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that many runs
in this state are not easy. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Burley, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are not so many other good rivers for that around here. This river system is full of great paddling  
sections, the Milner Dam to Power Plant section is just one of them. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.

Briefly about the general area:
Snake River is a spot with many visitors from Hazelton. Snake River gets very little rain. The wettest month of the year is ordinarily November, that's the one that rains the most, and July meanwhile is the driest month. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Snake River while night lows are usually in the 50's. For the period of the wintertime highs are typically in the 30's, and overnight lows through the winter for Snake River tend to be in the 10's.

Snake River, Milner Dam to Power Plant 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, 1 miles away
      Class I(II) - 7.3 miles long (Milner Power Plant to Star Falls)
Snake River, Twin Falls/ Jerome County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.6 miles long (Milner Dam to Power Plant)
Wilson River, Gooding County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (Close to Interstate 84 to Close to Wilson Lake Reservoir)
Snake River, Twin Falls/ Jerome County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Murtaugh Bridge to Twin Falls Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Snake River:
Magic Mountain, Idaho , 25 miles away, 700 foot drop, 3 lifts, 13 runs
Pomerelle Mountain, Idaho , 30 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 65 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 74 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Snake River:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Burley, Burley , 16 miles away
Best Western Plus Burley Inn & Convention Center, Burley , 16 miles away
Super 8 Heyburn/Burley Area, Burley , 17 miles away
Red Lion Inn & Suites Jerome, Jerome , 30 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Jerome - Twin Falls, Jerome , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snake River:
Milner Reservoir, Hazelton, 1 miles away
Miner Reservoir #2, Hazelton, 2 miles away
Miner Reservoir #2, Hazelton, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Snake River:
City Of Rocks National Reserve, Almo - ID , 35 miles away
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 61 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snake River:
Ponderosa Golf Course, Burley , 16 miles away
Burley Golf Course, Burley , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Snake River
Murtaugh Lake, Twin Falls , 11 miles away
Emerald Lake, Minidoka , 19 miles away

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