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Difficulty II-III
Length 22 Miles
Gauge WEISER RIVER NR WEISER ID
Flow Range 1500 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 26 minutes ago 1550 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/07/2017 10:45 pm

River Description


The Weiser River offers a fun, family-friendly raft trip in April and early May. The most commonly run section is from the town of Midvale to the Galloway Diversion Dam. The trip is a 22 mile float that begins with several miles flowing through private agricultural lands, before narrowing into the canyon section.
 
The canyon is where you will find the whitewater with more than 7 miles of fun, splashy wave trains and a few hydraulics that are class II+ wave trains between 1500 and 2500 cfs. At higher flows, Class III hydraulics and waves usually appear in this section.
 
Logistics:
 
From Interstate 84, take exit 3 for Hwy 95. Travel approximately 40 miles on Hwy 95 until you arrive in Midvale. Turn right on Bridge Street. Cross the bridge and take your first left to access the unpaved put-in just upstream of the bridge on river left.
 
The take-out is a concrete ramp on river right just above the Galloway Diversion Dam. The ramp is approximately 1 mile downriver from the Presley Trailhead and parking area. There’s room for a handful of vehicles near the take-out ramp. Otherwise, park vehicles at the Presley Trailhead, and a drop off a passenger as you float by to drive down and meet you. Want someone to run your shuttle? Contact the Colonial Motel in Weiser at 208.549.0150 or the Frontier Motel in Cambridge at 208.257.4000.
 
Camping: This section is typically run as a day trip, however, primitive camping is possible. There are no designated campsites, so be sure you’re on public land, and bring all your drinking and cooking water, as well as everything you’ll need to Leave No Trace—including a portable toilet!

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Idaho Proposes Registration Fee for Non-Motorized Boats

2004-01-20 00:00:00-05
John Gangemi

<?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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Can You Taste Victory?

2001-10-23 00:00:00-04
American Whitewater

FERC revokes Preliminary Permit for
hydropower project on Boundary Creek in
Northern Idaho.
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Thomas O'Keefe

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