Difficulty IV-V
Length 35 Miles
Flow Range 1000 - 1800 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 second ago N/A
Reach Info Last Updated 06/25/2020 8:39 pm

River Description

Meadow Creek flows 35 miles dropping over 4,500 feet through a remote region of Idaho.  The run is tiny at the top and is a large creek by the time it enters the Selway.  A significant part of the river corridor has no trails near the river, and the run contains multiple portages and sections of Class IV an V whitewater, alternating with sections of class II and III whitewater.   The river is almost entirely in an inventoried roadless area, lacking formal protection. 

Paddlers usually take 3 days to do this run, but it has also been done in 2. Leave plenty of time for the shuttle, and be sure that the roads are clear of snow.

For photos and a great story about Meadow Creek, check out this AW article from the mid nineties. 



Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

Estimated based on limited data (one high side of low run at 1100, pictured)

Directions Description

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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.

Kevin Colburn


Matt Muir


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1215353 06/25/20 Kevin Colburn updated image position
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1208276 09/15/17 Kevin Colburn added flow
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