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Bear Valley Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

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Bear Valley Creek Info
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Put In:  Fir Creek Campground
Take Out:  Dagger Falls Bridge
Difficulty:  Class III
Gradient:  46 fpm
Run Length:  14 miles
Good Level:  3' to 6'
Streamflow Comments: 

Check out the gauge on the Middle Salmon. Flows under 3' make for a bony ride.

Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season: 
Hazards:  Watch for logs.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Camping on River:  Camp at the put-in or the take-out.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in from Stanley: 1. Head north on Wall St toward Eva Falls Ave 213 ft 2. Turn left at ID-21 S/Eva Falls Ave 21.1 mi 3. Turn right at Bear Valley Rd 3.0 mi 4. Continue onto Nat for Dev Rd 579/Nat for Dev Rd 582 4.9 mi 5. Turn right 0.2 mi 6. Turn right 0.4 mi Fir Creek Campground To get to the take-out: 1. Head northwest 0.4 mi 2. Turn left toward Nat for Dev Rd 579/Nat for Dev Rd 582 0.2 mi 3. Turn right at Nat for Dev Rd 579/Nat for Dev Rd 582 1.5 mi 4. Turn right at Dagger Falls Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 568 9.6 mi 5. Turn right 0.6 mi Dagger Falls

Bear Valley Creek on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

This creek starts as a small stream in a wide alpine valley and then drops into a canyon of pine. The whitewater is gentle and straightforward; be on the lookout for logs. Marsh creek comes in from the right about seven miles in. The gradient picks up and there are several good class III rapids between the confluence and the take-out.

Last Edited by bradgoet on 6/12/2012

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Hailey Idaho
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