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Difficulty II-III
Length 9 Miles
Gauge NF PAYETTE RIVER AT MCCALL ID
Flow Range 200 - 4000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 34 minutes ago 1090 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/14/2018 10:00 pm

River Description


Starting in McCall, the first 2.5 miles of the run down to Sheep Bridge has been a training ground for local paddlers for many years during the spring. One class III rapid is approximatley a mile downstream of the McCall Fish Hatchery. Flows of 1000 to 3500 cfs are ideal for this reach.

Downstream of Sheep Bridge, the river river meanders back and forth across this lush valley just downstream of McCall and makes for a good day trip. This lower reach can be run at lower flows (above 200 cfs) as a float trip through the summer.

Rapid Descriptions

Sheep Creek Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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Division point between the class III section (upstream) and the class II (downstream).

Comments

Gage Descriptions

Flows are regulated by release from the Payette Lake, where a dam raised the elevation of the lake by 7 feet.

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Directions Description


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Date Flow Result Factor  
1995-09-17 n/a Near Miss/Rescue Other Read More

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Idaho Proposes Registration Fee for Non-Motorized Boats

2004-01-20 00:00:00-05
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?

2001-10-23 00:00:00-04
American Whitewater

FERC revokes Preliminary Permit for
hydropower project on Boundary Creek in
Northern Idaho.
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