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Camas Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

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Camas Creek Info
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Put In:  Duck Creek
Take Out:  Cache Bar
Difficulty:  Class V , Portage Camas Falls
Gradient:  106 fpm
Run Length:  53 (13) miles
Good Level:  600 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

If the Middle Fork is 4' or higher, Camas should be in. Check visually on the way up.

Season Comments:  June
Primary Season: 
Permit:  Yes. A Middle Fork of the Salmon permit is needed.
Hazards:  Watch for a fence during the first three miles.
Camping on River:  Yes. But in designated areas reserved with a permit.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in from Cache Bar: 1. Head east on National Forest Development Rd 30/Salmon River Rd 14.2 mi 2. Turn right at National Forest Development Rd 055/Panther Creek Rd 24.3 mi 3. Turn left to stay on National Forest Development Rd 055/Panther Creek Rd 9.0 mi 4. Slight right to stay on National Forest Development Rd 055/Panther Creek Rd 3.1 mi 5. Turn right at Silver Creek Rd 9.8 mi 6. Slight left to stay on Silver Creek Rd 3.7 mi 7. Continue onto Camas Creek Rd to the end of the road at Duck Creek. The take-out is the same as the Middle Fork of the Salmon. The take-out is the same as the Middle Fork of the Salmon.

Camas Creek on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Camas Creek is one of the best of the Middle Fork tributaries for class V boaters due to the multitude of challenging rock gardens and tight, steep slots. There are at least ten class IV drops with several class V's sprinkled in. It starts meandering through a meadow, and after about three miles, drops in to a constricted gorge. Camas Falls is the first serious rapid, and almost all the rapids on this run should be scouted. The best stretch of the river is about three miles up from the confluence. The water settles down after this until it joins the Middle Fork.

Last Edited by josho on 5/18/2011

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Hailey Idaho
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