Boundary Creek Boat Launch. Mile 0. Permits and schedules are issued here.
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(Class II, Mile 0.1)
Bends right and divides in the middle. Center channel is usually best.
Teepee Hole (RL)
Teepee Hole Camp. Mile 0.7. A small but heavily used site good for 10 people or less.
(Class II+, Mile 0.8)
Unnamed Rapid (Class II). Mile 0.8. Always take the right channel.
Cable Hole (RL)
Cable Hole Camp. Mile 1.6. A small camp located on a rocky bench with some clear areas. Suitable for 10 people of less.
Gardell's Hole (RR)
Gardell's Hole Camp. Mile 2.4. A large camp on a sand and gravel bar just above a large pool.
(Class III, Mile 2.5)
Sulphur Slide Rapid (Class III). Mile 2.45. This is a steep, fairly long rock garden. At moderate to high water start left and work center. Advisable to scout at low water.
Spring Camp. Mile 2.7. Swift current makes landing difficult at this small grassy area. Suitable for 10 people or less.
(Class III, Mile 3.3)
Ramshorn Rapid (Class III).
Ramshorn Camp. Mile 4.8. This small camp is about a third of a mile above Velvet Falls.
(Class IV, Mile 5.1)
Velvet Falls Rapid (Class IV). Mile 5.1. Look for a large 10 x 10 x 20 foot boulder on the river left bank with a small creek on river right. Hug the left bank just past the boulder for a chute that avoids the recirculating ledge.
Big Bend (RR)
Big Bend Camp. Mile 6.5. A large camp on a low sandy bench with both timber and open areas.
Trail Flat (RL)
Trail Flat Camp. Mile 6.9. A large camp on a bench just above the river. Hot springs at water's edge washes out at high water.
(Class III+, Mile 8.0)
The Chutes Rapids (Class III). Mile 8.0. Stay left, avoiding the rock at the channel entrance.
Elkhorn Bar (RR)
Elkhorn Bar Camp. Mile 8.2. Camping is possible both on the higher bank and just around the bend at this large camp. Look for a large rock in the center of the river, just above the camp.
Saddle Camp. Mile 9.3. This site is named for the large grassy saddle on the ridge above the timbered flat, where the camp is located.
Boot Camp (RR)
Boot Camp. Mile 9.5. A very small site located on a high, timbered bench.
(Class IV, Mile 11.2)
Powerhouse Rapids (Class III-IV). Mile 11.2. You can land on the right just above to scout from a bench above the river. A cabin and other ruins are found here.
Joe Bump Cabin and Camp. Mile 11.8. This large camp is on a timbered bench just across from Soldier Creek. Joe Bump's cabin can be found upstream by following the well worn trail a couple hundred yards.
Scout Camp. Mile 12.7. This camp occupies the upstream end of the bar and bench above Sheepeater hot springs.
Sheepeater Camp. Mile 13.0. Landing can be a problem at low water because the river is wide and shallow here. A hot spring can be found on the terrace above the camp.
Fire Island (RL)
Fire Island Camp. Mile 13.8. Space for a large party on this low timber and grassy bench.
Lake Creek (RR)
Lake Creek Camp. Mile 14.9. This large camp is just across the river from Lake Creek.
John's Camp (RR)
John's Camp. Mile 15.2. This large camp occupies the bench where the river bends sharply to the right.
Oakie Point 156
Oakie Point Camp. Mile 15.6. This small camp is marked by a large stump on the inside of a bend. Landing is swift.
Greyhound Creek (RR)
Greyhound Creek Camp. Mile 15.9. This small camp is by a large pool about 10 feet above the river back into the trees.
Dome Hole (RL)
Dome Hole Camp. This small camp lies just past the pool on river left.
(Class III, Mile 17.7)
Artillery Rapids (Class II). Mile 17.7. A long but relatively easy rapid.
Rapid River (RR)
Rapid River Camp. Mile 18.2. Room for a large party on this timbered bench.
Big Snag (RL)
Big Snag Camp. Mile 19.0. A large campsite above a calm pool.
Dolly Lake (RR)
Dolly Lake Camp. Mile 19.1. This large camp is located just below the calm pool on a right-hand bend.
(Class III, Mile 19.3)
Cannon Creek Rapids (Class III). Mile 19.3. Work left to avoid the ledge.
Quick Stop (RR)
Quick Stop Camp. Mile 20.9. A very small camp where the river bends sharply above Pistol Creek Rapid. Site provides a landing for scouting the rapid ahead.
(Class IV, Mile 21.4)
Pistol Creek Rapids (Class IV). Mile 21.4. A tight S turn that is generally run left to avoid the rocks and hold jutting from the right bank.
Pistol Creek (RL)
Pistol Creek Camp. Mile 21.4. A large camp located on a low sandy bench.
Airplane Camp (RL)
Airplane Camp. Mile 23.9. A large open timbered site just across from Short Creek.
Guard Station (RL)
Guard Station Camp. Mile 24.7. Camping is possible at a variety of spots. However, this areas serves mostly as a launching area for low-water trips that have been flown in to the airstrip above.
Indian Creek (RL)
Indian Creek Camp. Mile 26.2. This large camp is found just upstream of Indian Creek.
Pungo Creek (RL)
Pungo Creek Camp. Mile 27.4. Landing is easy at this large, heavily used camp.
Little Soldier (RR)
Little Soldier Camp. Mile 30.8. Landing is just below the creek. Plenty of camping is found among the timber on the higher benches.
Marble Creek (RL)
Marble Creek Camp. Mile 31.6. This camp is on a very large low bench along a quiet pool.
(Class III, Mile 31.7)
Marble Creek Rapids (Class III). Follow the center channel.
Marble Creek Camp 2 (RR)
Marble Creek Camp #2. Mile 31.7. This camp occupies a grassy timber bench just below the rapids. Landing is easy.
Sunflower Flat (RR)
Sunflower Flat. Mile 32.6. A small campsite located at a terraced and cascading hot springs.
Lost Oak (RL)
Lost Oak Camp. Mile 32.6. Large camp on a timbered bench.
Middle For Lodge
Middle Fork Lodge. Mile 33.3. Privately owned fishing lodge and retreat.
State Land (RR)
State Land Camp. Mile 34.6. A large camp on a low bench among scattered ponderosa pines.
Little Creek (RR)
Little Creek Camp. Mile 35.8. A large camp located on a large bench just downstream of Little Creek Guard Station.
Hood Ranch (RL)
Hood Ranch Camp. Mile 35.9. Large campsite signalled by the old cabin. Land in the shallow channel on the right or just below the bar. A hot springs is found on the downstream of the camp.
(Class III, Mile 37.2)
Jackass Rapids (Class III). Mile 37.2. Run is hard right.
Cameron Creek (RL)
Cameron Creek Camp. Mile 39.2. This small camp is on a large sagebrush flat across from Little Loon Creek.
Mahoney Camp. Mile 41.6. Small beach camp adjacent to a large pool.
Pine Creek Flat (RR)
Pine Creek Flat Camp. Mile 43.2. Large camp on a sagebrush flat above the river.
Culver Creek (RR)
Culver Creek Camp. Mile 45.6. The small camp is signalled by a rocky outcrop just upstream.
Whitey Cox (RR)
Whitey Cox Camp. Mile 46.2. This camp is located on a large sandy, gravel bar dominated by a single large ponderosa. A hot springs in located on the bench above. Named for a miner who perished while prospecting in 1954 and is buried here.
Rock Island (RL)
Rock Island Camp. Mile 46.3. Large campsite located on a low bench with timber and flat ground.
Pebble Beach (RL)
Pebble Beach Camp. Mile 46.6. Low bench with timber and room for a large party.
White Creek (RR)
White Creek Camp. Mile 47.3. This camp is located just across from White Creek.
Shelf Camp. Mile 48.1. Access is easy to this camp.
Big Loon (RR)
Big Loon Camp. Mile 49.3. This camp is large and relatively shadeless. An excellent hot springs is found by hiking the trail approximately 1 mile up Loon Creek.
Cow Creek (RR)
Cow Creek Camp. Mile 49.9. Small camp on a brush-covered bar.
Cave Camp (RR)
Cave Camp. Mile 51.8. Small camp located on river right just as the cove on the left bank comes into view.
Hospital Bar (RL)
Hospital Bar Camp. Large camp on a low bench with plenty of shade. A hot springs is found on river's edge just upstream of the camp, but can be under water at high flows.
Horsetail Camp. Mile 52.7. Small camp on a high timbered bench.
Cub Creek (RL)
Cub Creek Camp. Mile 53.5. Small camp located just above the mouth of the creek.
Lower Grouse Creek (RR)
Lower Grouse Creek Camp. Mile 56.5. Land in the middle of Grouse Creek rapid just before the river swings left.
Tappan Island Center
Tappan Island Camp. Low open island. Land from the swift water in the right channel.
(Class III, Mile 57.5)
Tappan I Rapid (Class II). Stay in the center.
(Class IV, Mile 57.9)
Tappan Falls Rapid (Class III). Mile 57.9. Best run is right near the bank. Scouting is recommended at lower flows.
(Class III, Mile 58.2)
Tappan II Rapid (Class III). After passing the boulder in river center, move right.
(Class III, Mile 58.4)
Tappan III (Class III). Mile 58.4. Stay to the left.
Camas Creek Camp (RR)
Camas Creek Camp. Mile 59.9. This large camp is found just above the mouth of Camas Creek.
Johnny Walker (RL)
Johnny Walker Camp. Mile 60.6. Large camp on a low timbered bench backed by a steep rock wall.
Pool Camp. Mile 61.1. Small camp on a bench next to a large quiet pool.
Funston Camp. Mile 61.6. Small site is a sandy beach on the river just downstream of Big Bear Creek.
Broken Oar (RR)
Broken Oar Camp. Mile 61.9. Small camp on a sandy sagebrush flat with some trees.
petroglyphs in a cave above the river. Large boulders mark the river bank.
(Class III, Mile 62.8)
Aparejo Point Rapids (Class II). Mile 62.8. Enter center and work left.
Normandy Beach (RL)
Normandy Beach Camp. Mile 64.3. Small camp on a scattered pine and sagebrush beach.
Trail Camp (RR)
Trail Camp. Mile 64.5. Large popular camp on a low timbered bench.
Sheep Creek (RL)
Sheep Creek Camp. Mile 65.3. A very large camp on the upstream side of Sheep Creek.
Flying B (RL)
Flying B Ranch. Paddlers ofter visit the small store located here for beer and other items.
(Class III, Mile 68.1)
Haystack Rapids (Class III). A long rock garden that present different routes a different flows.
Bernard Camp (RL)
Bernard Camp. Mile 68.7. Large camp located just downstream of the Bernard Creek airstrip.
Short Creek (RR)
Short Creek Camp. Mile 68.9. Mid-sized camp on a sage flat bordered by a rocky shore.
Cold Spring (RR)
Cold Spring Camp. Mile 70.2. This small camp is located 20 feet above the river and back in the trees.
Jack Creek Rapids
(Class III, Mile 70.7)
Jack Creek Rapids (Class III). Mile 70.7.This stretch extends nearly a half mile and at high water contains many fun big waves.
Little Pine (RL)
Little Pine Creek Camp. Mile 71.4. Medium sized camp located just below Jack Creek Rapids.
Driftwood Camp. Mile 72.1. This large camp has tree cover in back of the beach.
Wilson Creek (RR)
Wilson Creek Camp. Mile 72.9. Large, easily seen campsite. Sandy with scattered brush.
Grassy Flat (RL)
Grassy Flat I Camp. Mile 73.0. Large campsite located on the large open bench opposite Wilson Creek.
Survey Creek (RL)
Survey Creek Camp. Mile 74.8. Good timber cover at this large camp with a small sandy beach at the lower end.
Woolard Creek (RR)
Woolard Creek Camp. Mile 74.9. A large camp on a grassy bench. Land on the upstream end.
Fly Camp (RR)
Fly Camp. Mile 75.7. A small camp on a sandy beach identified by Kimmel Creek waterfall on the opposite bank.
Fish Camp (RL)
Fish Camp. Mile 77.4. A small camp located at the upstream end of a rock bar bordered by thick brush and timber.
Waterfall Crk Rapid
(Class III, Mile 77.6)
Waterfall Creek Rapids (Class III). Mile 77.6. Run right or left at low flows.
Big Creek (RR)
Big Creek Camp. Mile 77.9. A small brushy camp just upstream of Big Creek.
Last Chance Camp (RR)
Last Chance Camp. Mile 78.0. Land on the downstream end of the bench. Camp is on a high narrow bench with sand, grass and boulders.
Pine Bluff (RL)
Pine Bluff Camp. Mile 78.7. Small sandy camp on a timbered site.
Cutthroat Cove (RL)
Cutthroat Cove Camp. Mile 78.9. Camp on a small sandbar backed by rock and brush.
Big Pine (RR)
Big Pine Camp. A small site at the end of a long pool. Site is a sandbar grading into timber.
Elk Bar (RL)
Elk Bar Camp. Mile 79.6. A large site with a sandbar just below a small rapid. Upstream end is rocky grading into a high bench.
Love Bar (RL)
Love Bar Camp. A small site just downstream of Elk Bar Camp.
Veil Falls (RL)
Veil Falls. Mile 80.7. A misty falls high above the river. This steep short hike is worth making high into the cave behind the falls.
(Class III, Mile 81.0)
Porcupine Rapids (Class III). Mile 81.0. A short straightforward rapid on a sharp right bend. Enter center and then work left.
Redside Camp. Mile 82.5. Small camp just upstream of Redside rapids at the mouth of a small creek. Site is on a high bench with scattered timber.
(Class IV, Mile 82.7)
Redside Rapids (Class III). Runs vary depending on flows.
(Class IV, Mile 83.0)
Weber Rapids (Class III-IV). Run center or center left at most flows.
Papoose Camp. Mile 84.4. A very small camp located at the mouth of Papoose Creek.
Ship Island (RL)
Ship Island Camp. Mile 84.5. This large camp is located on the bench above the rocky shore. Landing can be fast.
Parrot Placer (RR)
Parrot Placer Camp. Mile 86.2. A large camp on a sandy beach surrounded by trees and brush.
Parrot Cabin (RL)
Parrot Cabin Camp. Mile 87.9. Cabin is just below the mouth of Nugget Creek. Camp area is small.
(Class III, Mile 88.5)
Upper Cliffside Rapids (Class III). Run inside on this right hand corner.
Cradle Creek (RR)
Cradle Creek Camp. Mile 88.6. Mid-sized camp on a bench by a large boulder. Land in the eddy just beyond the rapids.
(Class III, Mile 88.7)
Lower Cliffside Rapids (Class III). A rock garden that develops holes on the right at high flows.
Tumble Creek (RR)
Tumble Creek Camp. Mile 88.8. Large camp on a high grassy bench above the mouth of Tumble Creek.
Ouzel Camp. Mile 89.6. A small sandy beach camp with rocks.
(Class IV, Mile 91.1)
Rubber Rapids (Class III-IV). Mile 91.1. Stay in the center and follow the main current.
(Class IV, Mile 92.2)
Hancock Rapids (Class III-IV). Mile 92.2. Large standing waves as the river rounds the corner below the creek entering on river right.
Solitude Camp. Mile 92.7. A small camp located on a low sandbar.
(Class III, Mile 93.4)
Devil's Tooth Rapid (Class III). Run to the right of center in this drop punctuated by large boulders.
House Rock IV
House Rock Rapids (Class III). Harder at high flows when a hard left is required.
Goat Creek (RR)
Goat Creek Camp. Mile 94.9. A very small camp among the rocks just below Goat Creek Rapids.
Confluence with the Main Salmon. Mile 96.3.
(Class IV, Mile 99.0)
Cramer Creek Rapids Class IV. Run right of center. Huge hole left of center
Cache Bar (RR)
Cache Bar Landing. Mile 99.7. This is the standard takeout for the Middle Fork.