Cow Creek offers paddlers a relatively short and easily accessible descent over Class IV and V bedrock drops and slides. Since Lower Smith Creek has been lost to a hydropower diversion Upper Smith has become very recreationally important. Cow Creek is often paddled in association with Boundary and Smith creeks.
Your best bet for flow information on Cow Creek is the Boundary Creek USGS gage. Please log your comments about flows as a comment on this page.
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<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Idaho is proposing a $13 registration fee for non-motorized boats greater than 7 feet in length. Under this registration fee proposal all kayaks and rafts on Idaho waters would be required to have a registration sticker fixed to the bow of each boat greater than 7 feet in length. Stickers would not be transferable between boats. Out of state boaters would be required to comply as well.
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