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Difficulty I-II
Length 24 Miles
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Reach Info Last Updated 07/09/2016 7:12 pm

River Description

One of the original 8 Wild and Scenic Rivers, the Middle Fork Clearwater, is a beautiful stretch of river that begins where the Lochsa and Selway join in Lowell and continues for 24 miles to the town of Kooskia where the Middle and South Forks join to become the mainstem Clearwater.

With class II rapids, the Clearwater is a great summer float trip for rafts, canoes, kayaks, or SUPs. The scenery is a mix of forests and minor rural development with Highway 12 paralleling the north bank of the river.


With Highway 12 running along the river shuttle logistics are easy and several river access points and day-use areas can be used for access.

Selway/Lochsa confluence: Highway 12 mile 96.9

pull-out below Selway/Lochsa confluence: Highway 12 mile 96.6

Wild Goose: Highway 12 mile 95.3

Three Devil's Picnic Area: Highway 12 mile 94.3

Number One River Access: Highway 12 mile 88.6

unmarked river access: Highway 12 mile 85.8

Tukaytesp'e Picnic Area: Highway 12 mile 76.3

turn to Kooskia: Highway 12 mile 73.9

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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


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1206710 07/09/16 Thomas O'Keefe photo added
1206711 07/09/16 Thomas O'Keefe minor edits
1206699 07/07/16 Thomas O'Keefe access points added
1190335 04/12/01 n/a n/a