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Difficulty III-IV
Length 79 Miles
Gauge SALMON RIVER AT WHITE BIRD ID
Flow Range 2000 - 30000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 46 minutes ago 4390 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 12/05/2016 3:53 am

River Description


See also Idaho: the Whitewater State by Amaral.

Grant advises: "For a movie, see Marilyn Monroe in 'River of No Return.'" I don't know about you, but I'm heading for the library to see if it's in their archives.

This roadless river is amazing. Eagles and otter roam and are protected. Thank you Idaho.

Rapid Descriptions

Corn Creek

Class - Mile - 46.4
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Bruce Bradshaw gives the coordinates (RR): 45.369183, -114.686433

Lantz Bar

Class - Mile - 57.2
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Bruce Bradshaw gives the coordinates (RR): 45.418600, -114.868517

Blackadar

Class - Mile - 63.4
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Bruce Bradshaw gives the coordinates (RR): 45.466800, -114.954383

Hot springs pool

Class - Mile - 69
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Bruce Bradshaw gives the coordinates (RL): 45.507650, -115.035917

Magpie Creek

Class - Mile - 76.1
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Bruce Bradshaw gives the coordinates (RL): 45.548600, -115.154117

Yellow Pine Bar

Class - Mile - 82.6
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Bruce Bradshaw gives the coordinates (RR): 45.542417, -115.250283

Jim Moore

Class - Mile - 89
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Bruce Bradshaw gives the coordinates (RR): 45.484967, -115.342617

Fivemile Bar

Class - Mile - 99.1
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Bruce Bradshaw gives the coordinates (RL): 45.413150, -115.467800

Mann Creek

Class - Mile - 107.2
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Bruce Bradshaw gives the coordinates (RL): 45.394650, -115.588150

Polly Bemis

Class - Mile - 112.5
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Bruce Bradshaw gives the coordinates (RL): 45.433767, -115.667900

Carey Creek

Class - Mile - 127.6
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Bruce Bradshaw gives the coordinates (RL): 45.453250, -115.946100

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Bruce Bradshaw
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14 years ago

waypoints

45.369183, -114.686433, 46.4M, Corn Creek, RR
45.418600, -114.868517, 57.2M, Lantz Bar, RR
45.466800, -114.954383, 63.4M, Blackadar, RR
45.507650, -115.035917, 69.0M, Hot springs pool, RL
45.548600, -115.154117, 76.1M, Magpie Creek, RL
45.542417, -115.250283, 82.6M, Yellow Pine Bar, RR
45.484967, -115.342617, 89.0M, Jim Moore, RR
45.413150, -115.467800, 99.1M, Fivemile Bar, RL
45.394650, -115.588150, 107.2M, Mann Creek, RL
45.433767, -115.667900, 112.5M, Polly Bemis, RL
45.453250, -115.946100, 127.6M, Carey Creek, RL

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chuck bradley
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6 months ago

Just for clarification - the gauge at Shoup is about 25 miles above Corn Creek.

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n/a
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11 years ago

new online whitewater guide for idaho and montana area paddling - check it out! www.montanaeddyhop.blogspot.com

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Ralph Gregory Mohler
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1 year ago

Why use the gage at Whitebird? The Main Salmon run normally is from Corn Cr. to Carey Cr. Whitebird is many miles downstream of Carey Cr. There is a gage at Shoup, ID that is below Corn Cr. and above Carey Cr. i.e. in the actual run itself. Wouldn't this be more representative of the flows to expect?

Gauge Description


The minimum flow is something of a guess. 9000 cfs is about optimal.

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Directions Description


We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Date Flow Result Factor  
1996-06-09 n/a Fatality Failed Rescue Read More

Alerts

News

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New Online Reservations Coming for Four Idaho Rivers

2009-10-01 00:00:00-04
Kevin Colburn

If you want to obtain a permit to float the Selway, Snake, Middle Fork of the Salmon, or wild main Salmon Rivers in 2010, you need to know about changes coming in the Forest Service permit lottery and launch reservation system. The Four Rivers Lottery is going “green”, incorporating an entirely online system as part of our desire to go paperless.

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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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