Difficulty IV-V+
Length 31 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 35 minutes ago 81.1 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/10/2020 7:09 pm

River Description

Johnson Creek has a number or rapids upstream of Ice Hole Campground with various sieves and wood hazards. Use caution if you explore segments of this upper stretch.

Logistics: Johnson Creek road parallels the creek although several sections are separated from the road. Waypoints identified by mile markers along the road include the following:
Mile 2.2 Buck Mountain Campground
Mile 7.7 Trout Creek Campground
Mile 10.5 Dutch Creek Road
Mile 11.0 creek is roadside
Mile 13.3 bridge across Johnson Creek
Mile 16.6 guest ranch
Mile 19.0 Ice Hole Campground
Mile 20.1 FR 413C1 access road below Dead Horse Rapid; class II(III) follows with the next run downstream

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Idaho Proposes Registration Fee for Non-Motorized Boats

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?

American Whitewater

FERC revokes Preliminary Permit for
hydropower project on Boundary Creek in
Northern Idaho.

Thomas O'Keefe


Matt Muir


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1215510 07/10/20 Thomas O'Keefe updated description
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1215512 07/10/20 Thomas O'Keefe updated image position
1215513 07/10/20 Thomas O'Keefe updated description
1215514 07/10/20 Thomas O'Keefe updated description
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