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Difficulty II-V
Length 16 Miles
Flow Range 200 - 6000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 week ago 123 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 02/07/2004 11:30 am

River Description

The river is class II from the pack bridge at Poverty Flats Campground 1.5 miles down to the Teapot Hot Springs. Another mile or so below the hot springs is another short canyon where the river cannot be seen from the road. This can be class IV-V at very high water. Then the river returns to the road and is class II-III for about 14 miles to the EFSF confluence.

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Tell Us Why You Love the South Fork Salmon River!

Evan Stafford

The South Fork of the Salmon River in central Idaho is under threat from a massive mining proposal. As many of you know, the South Fork is a magnificent river with an incredibly wide range of whitewater opportunities on numerous stretches, including the East Fork, all the way through a Wilderness multi-day run that takes you to the confluence with the Salmon River at Mackey Bar on the Main Salmon wilderness run. We're collecting stories and photos of the South Fork for use in ours and our partners campaign to raise awareness about the imminent threat that this classic whitewater river faces. 

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Idaho Proposes Registration Fee for Non-Motorized Boats

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?

American Whitewater

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

Matt Muir


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