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Difficulty IV-V
Length 4.2 Miles
Gauge SALMON R A SOMES BAR CA
Flow Range 6 - 7 FT
Flow Rate as of: 44 minutes ago 6.74 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/09/2007 11:15 am

River Description


Overshadowed because of it's location near the legendary Bridge Creek, Crapo Creek holds its own as a fun low volume creek.

A quick one mile hike in leads to a small steep creek. Wood moves every year in Crapo Creek, making it one of the largest hazards. The creek alternates between steep rocky sections and bedrock slides. With sufficient flows both are fun.

Although only four miles long, Crapo Creek is a long day and quite remote if you had to hike out through the forests of Poison Oak. Bring a breakdown and first aid on this one.


Shuttle: Take-Out at Nordheimer River Access, drive upstream through Forks of the Salmon and go left up the North Fork until you see Forest Service road NF11N21. It is ocasionally gated early in the spring. Once on NF11N21 stay on the most well used road until the fork to the left that drops you into Crapo. It's fairly obvious and on the map. Drive as far down as you can until rockslides block the road and start hiking down the road. When the road washes out, drop straight down a steep couple hundred yards to the creek.

Write-up at Darin McQuoid's Jefferson State Creeking

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Best when the Salmon is between 6-7' on the guage. Any lower and it gets manky between the bedrock sections, higher and it's doesn't hold the water well.

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