Payette, N. Fork, Idaho, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-III (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||2 fpm|
|NF PAYETTE RIVER AT MCCALL ID|
|usgs-13239000||200 - 4000 cfs||II-III||00h36m||41.3 cfs (too low)|
|Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.|
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.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||Sheep Creek Bridge||N/A|
Division point between the class III section (upstream) and the class II (downstream).