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Difficulty II+
Length 6.68 Miles
Flow Range 1000 - 3500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 1710 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/07/2008 2:22 pm

River Description

TO GET THERE: Mesa Falls Senic Drive near Ashton/Island Park. There is a road that comes out of the Upper Mesa Falls parking lot that leads to the clearing next to the Lower Mesa Falls.

THE RUN: Lower Mesa Falls is great park and huck spot. The usual line is the river left side. It is like a 20 ft. fall into a pool that leads into a 45fter, Although i don't think it is that high. The sign says 65ft total drop, the first is definately around 20ft, and the second i'd say is 30-35ft. Its pretty sick and the right side has been run, you can see the descents of the right in the opening scene of Valahalla, and No Big Names. MAKE sure that you bring your camera! Below it is mild and easy, see G. Amaral, Idaho: the Whitewater State (Watershed, 1992). The Lat / Longitude data are approximate. Alternate takeout: US 191-20 near Ashton (9 mi. downstream of Warm R.)


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andy walters
14 years ago

The wrong gauge is referenced for this run. The correct gauge would be: Henrys Fork near Island Park.

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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.

Sarah Kemper


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1190353 05/07/08 Sarah Kemper n/a