Salmon, S. Fork - 1 - Goat Creek to footbridge at Poverty Flats Campground

Salmon, S. Fork, Idaho, US


1 - Goat Creek to footbridge at Poverty Flats Campground (Goat Creek Run)

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 7 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-13310700 3.00 - 10.00 ft IV-V 00h40m 1.74 ft (too low)

River Description

See Idaho: the Whitewater State by Grant Amaral.
Lat / Longitude data are very approximate.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-02-07 11:08:16


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 18 2015 (1278 days ago)
John GrossDetails
Ran this at low water in 2013 and it was still clean below the log jam. Portage the enormous log
jam on river left. Would love to catch with little more water - it's a great run.
May 27 2002 (6017 days ago)
Matt MuirDetails
Date: May 27 2002, 04:57
From: glawley

Ran the Goat Creek section on the South Salmon today for the first time this season. Have not heard
of anyone else doing it yet this season and so we were unprepared for the massive avalanche
destruction at about the one mile mark. Anyone that has done this run will be familiar with the
spot where the big avalanche path comes into the river left side of the canyon. It came out huge
this year and the scope of the destruction is impressive to say the least. Fortunately, the bulk of
the hundreds of trees that were blown into the river have all collected in a huge raft just at the
downstream end of the pool below the slide path. After we portaged this mess we were very relieved
to find that the rest of the run was clean as far as any more river-wide logs were concerned.
However, this situation could change dramatically if the big jam breaks loose. Anyone attempting
this run should proceed with utmost caution and beware that the entire section from the slide path
downstream to Double Drop could become unrunnable if a bunch of logs shifted around. Even with the
log threat we had a great run today and as always this run is in my opinion one of the very best in

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