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Difficulty III-IV
Length 8.6 Miles
Gauge MOYIE RIVER AT EASTPORT ID
Flow Range 500 - 6000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 3 days ago 265 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/09/2012 6:52 am

River Description


This is an amazing river and one of my personal favorites. Pretty continuous, class 2-3 whitewater that keeps all boaters on their toes through the entire ride.

Anything above 5,000 CFS is pretty high for this river and boaters should use caution going through the Dam and Hole in the Wall as logs have historically become wedged in these narrow canyons. Between 3-5,000 CFS is my personal favorite levels. Most rocks are covered, waves get big and it's a fun ride. Careful at the dam, the lateral and boil lines can flip a 14 foot boat. More rocks and holes start to come out below 3,000 CFS but Eileen Dam becomes more manageable. 1,000 CFS and below is really bony. Avoid swimmers above and immediately below Eileen Dam at all times. The river flows underneath it and there are strong under-currents.      Lenore; 2011-06-26

See G. Amaral, Idaho: the Whitewater State (Watershed, 1992).
Lat/Longitude data are very approximate.

Rapid Descriptions

Eileen Dam

Class - III Mile - 5

Part of the dam collapsed, leaving a gap on river left, between the remaining dam and the cliff.

Hole in the Wall

Class - III Mile - 7

Flowage take out

Class - N/A Mile - 8.6
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Go south from US-2 at gas station to get to flowage takeout.

Comments

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Bruce Bradshaw
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14 years ago

Class III-IV waypoints

48.819400,-116.146750,Meadow Creek CG USFS
48.778640,-116.161490,Eileen Dam access
48.731350,-116.183100,Moyie Springs Gas
48.736670,-116.175630,Flowage access

Go south from US-2 at gas station to get to flowage takeout.

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Lenore Perconti
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7 years ago

This is an amazing river and one of my personal favorites. Pretty continuous, class 2-3 whitewater that keeps all boaters on their toes through the entire ride. I'd use USGS's CFS ratings to determine run-ability instead of the feet gauge. Anything above 5,000 CFS is pretty high for this river and boaters should use caution going through the Dam and Hole in the Wall as logs have historically become wedged in these narrow canyons. Between 3-5,000 CFS is my personal favorite levels. Most rocks are covered, waves get big and it's a fun ride. Careful at the dam, the lateral and boil lines can flip a 14 foot boat. More rocks and holes start to come out below 3,000 CFS but Eileen Dam becomes more manageable. 1,000 CFS and below is really bony. Avoid swimmers above and immediately below Eileen Dam at all times. The river flows underneath it and there are strong under-currents.

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10 years ago

Ran the Moyie today at approx. 3.5'. Good level...high enough for most rocks to still be under water. "Hole in the Wall" is a fun little rapid...look for the mountain peak staring you in the face when you round a bend...then you know you're getting close to it.

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10 years ago

The AWA gauge link does not correlate with the actual dam guage. We have been putting of running the Moyie this spring due to high water levels and we just realized that it has been runnable for quite some time. The level reported by the dam today is 3.8', whereas the online guage says 6.44. Some folks are probably missing out on a good run b/c of the mix up...

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Tim Blankenship
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6 years ago

There was a 2' diameter log blocking the entrance to the rapid at Eileen Dam on 5/5/12. This log crossed the entire channel and was impassable. Please scout the dam before floating this river. You can call the Moyie dam at 208-267-4377 to get river elevation only. It's best to run the river above 4' at the dam else Hole in the Wall becomes very deep. When the river is over 6' at the dam the river is pushy, has big wave trains, and the chance for eddying out is slim. Have fun and be safe!

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