Payette, N. Fork - 2. McCall to Hartsell Bridge above Cascade Reservoir


Payette, N. Fork, Idaho, US

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2. McCall to Hartsell Bridge above Cascade Reservoir

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 9 Miles
Avg. Gradient 2 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
NF PAYETTE RIVER AT MCCALL ID
usgs-13239000 200 - 4000 cfs II-III 00h20m 244 cfs (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.


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.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-05-14 22:00:54

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Sheep Creek BridgeN/AAccess

Rapid Descriptions

Sheep Creek Bridge (Class N/A)

Division point between the class III section (upstream) and the class II (downstream).




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