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Bungalow Run Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the North Fork Clearwater River

Bungalow Run Info
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Put In:  Weitas Creek
Take Out:  Quartz Creek
Gradient:  23 ft/mi
Run Length:  20 miles
Good Level:  1,000-8,000 cfs
Season Comments:  May, June, July, August
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  Cold, swift river with several big rapids and waves that tumble through boulder gardens. Several play holes below the Class V, Irish Railroad Rapid.
Hazards:  Irish Railroad Rapid. Numerous log hazards. Scout from the road on the right bank.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  National Forest
Wilderness:  No. Little used road follows the river.
Camping on River:  USFS Campgrounds.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), 365 miles Northeast of Boise
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: From Orofino, Idaho, follow US 12 southeast about 7 miles to Greer, then turn east on Idaho Hwy 11 and drive about 40 miles to Headquarters. Take paved USFS Road 247 north to the river and cross the bridge. A USFS Road follows the right bank upstream about 30 miles to Weitas Creek Campground.

Take-out: Follow the same USFS Road stated above upstream about 9 miles from the bridge to Quartz Creek. To avoid Irish Railroad Rapid, take-out at Washington Creek Campground about 20 miles upstream from the bridge.

Towns near Bungalow Run Kayaking

Kamiah Idaho
Kooskia Idaho
Lewiston Idaho
Moscow Idaho
Orofino Idaho
Pollock Idaho
Riggins Idaho
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