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Difficulty III-IV
Length Miles
Flow Range 2 - 5 FT
Flow Rate as of: 2 weeks ago 1.98 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/20/2011 5:20 am

River Description

This river is part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

A trip report of this run from June 2009 can be found at North Idaho Whitewater Boating.

There are several nearby runs in the St. Joe watershed, including the Skookum Canyon (class III/IV), and Heller Creek (class IV) sections of the main St. Joe, plus the North Fork (class III+), Slate Creek (class IV/V), Marble Creek, (class III/IV) and Big Creek (Class III/IV-). Also, access to the Little North Fork Clearwater (class IV(V)) is from Avery via Fishook Creek.


Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

The USGS gauge is located at Red Ives, 3 miles below the takeout. As of 2009 data for the Red Ives gauge are now available online realtime.


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.


No Accident Reports



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Tell us about St Joe Flows (ID)

2010-11-19 00:00:00-05
Kevin Colburn

American Whitewater has put together a short flow study on the Wild and Scenic St. Joe River.  If you have experience paddling or fishing on the St. Joe, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey.  Also, please share this survey widely among the regional paddling and angling community. 

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January Volunteer of the Month: Todd Hoffman! - Presented By Kokatat

2011-01-07 00:00:00-05
Kevin Colburn

American Whitewater is pleased to recognize Todd Hoffman as our Volunteer of the Month for January, 2011.  River stewardship issues are really heating up right now in the Northern Rockies and Todd has been a big help, especially in Northern Idaho. Thanks Todd, and Congratulations!

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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.

Todd Hoffman