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Idaho whitewater, Spokane River

Kootenai county, Post Falls Dam to State Line section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  This section of Spokane River in Kootenai County is -blank- miles long and it is classified as a class III+ section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The wonderful Kootenai County scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything.
    A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. The Post Falls Dam to State Line section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. No matter if you're whitewater
rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling places. The starting location is a short drive from Coeur d'Alene. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. No shortage of good hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
The slopes of Mt. Spokane are so inviting nobody can resist, and there are plenty of people from Post Falls
here at Spokane River. On a splendid day it's a glorious idea to spend the day at Honeysuckle Beach, and if you want to hit the beach, Sanders Beach is nearby. This is a great river. Through the warm months highs here at Spokane River get into the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 40's. For the duration of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's, and after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Spokane River sink into the 10's. The yearly rainfall here at Spokane River is about average. Of all the months in a year December is the one with the most snow while July is ordinarily the driest month.


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These outdoors activities are available near Spokane River.
 Whitewater Near Spokane River:
Spokane River, Spokane County, 7 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0 miles long (Dead Dog Park and Play)
Spokane River, Spokane County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (Harvard Park to Mirabeau Park)
Rock Creek - Latah Creek Tributary, Spokane County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 13.5 miles long (Rockford to Hangman Creek)
Hangman Creek, Spokane/Whitman County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 10 miles long (Upper)
 Ski Areas Near Spokane River:
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 13 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Schweitzer, Idaho , 37 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
49 Degrees North, Washington , 50 miles away, 1851 foot drop, 6 lifts, 68 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 57 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Whitewater, British Columbia , 80 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 43 runs
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 87 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Red Mountain, British Columbia , 88 miles away, 2919 foot drop, 6 lifts, 87 runs
Turner Mountain, Montana , 99 miles away, 2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
Bluewood, Washington , 99 miles away, 1125 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Spokane River:
Red Lion Templins Hotel, Post Falls , 2 miles away
Murphy's Landing, Coeur D Alene , 10 miles away
The Tobler Marina, Hayden , 11 miles away
Black Rock Marina, Coeur D Alene , 11 miles away
Boardwalk Marina, Coeur D Alene , 12 miles away
 Beaches Near Spokane River:
Sanders Beach, Kootenai , 13 miles away
Honeysuckle Beach, Kootenai , 13 miles away
Silver Beach, Kootenai , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Spokane River:
Red Lion Templins Hotel On The, Post Falls , 2 miles away
Quality Inn Post Falls, Post Falls , 3 miles away
Silver Stone Inn And Suites, Post Falls , 4 miles away
Sleep Inn Post Falls, Post Falls , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites COEUR D ALENE I-90 EXIT 11, Coeur d Alene , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Spokane River:
Mc Call Rv Resort, Post Falls, 2 miles away
Coeur D'Alene RV Resort, Post Falls, 2 miles away
Maranatha Park, Post Falls, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Spokane River:
English Point National Recreation Trail, Kootenai , 16 miles away
Caribou Ridge National Recreation Trail, Kootenai , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Spokane River:
Mount Spokane State Park, Washington , 17 miles away
Heyburn State Park, Idaho , 22 miles away
Farragut State Park, Idaho , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Spokane River:
Prairie Falls Golf Club, Post Falls , 0 miles away
Links Golf Club, Post Falls , 2 miles away
Highlands Golf Course The, Post Falls , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Spokane River
Coeur d'Alene Lake, Kootenai , 2 miles away
Hauser Lake, Kootenai , 5 miles away
Spirit Lake, Kootenai , 10 miles away

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