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Difficulty I-IV
Length 10.4 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 05/14/2018 10:23 pm

River Description

This reach is really two separate runs. The upper section is class IV during spring snowmelt. The lower section is a class I float that is often paddled upstream from the access at the northern end of Payette Lake.

Upper (class IV, approximately 4 miles)

The upper run is known for great class IV roadside whitewater that can be run in about an hour during spring runoff. If you run Pearl Creek Rapid at the start, scout carefully as this rapid can push class V with approximately a mile of pushy whitewater with holes and few eddies. A take-out is available at Fisher Creek.

Lower (class I, approximately 5 miles)

The North Fork Meanders can be run from Fisher Creek down to Payette Lake. Some paddle upstream from the lake to Eastside Road Bridge. This is a very scenic paddle that can be run through the summer.

Rapid Descriptions

Fisher Creek Bridge

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Alternate Access Point at the visiion point for class IV (upstream) and class I (downstream).

Pearl Creek Rapid

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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.

Ryan Kinzer


Thomas O'Keefe


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1190383 12/14/04 Ryan Kinzer n/a
1209570 05/14/18 Thomas O'Keefe minor edits
1209577 05/14/18 Thomas O'Keefe reach edit