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Indian Hot Springs to Hot Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Bruneau River

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Entire Trip April 2010
  • Wally's Wallow Rapid
  • Wild Burro Rapid 1400 cfs
  • Indian Hot Springs to Hot Creek Info
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    Put In:  Indian Hot Springs
    Take Out:  Hot Creek
    Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
    Gradient:  27 ft/mi
    Run Length:  40 miles
    Current Streamflow:  197 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:00 AM - BRUNEAU RIVER NR HOT SPRING ID, reading taken from USGS
    Good Level:  500-2,000 cfs
    Streamflow Comments: 
    Season Comments:  April, May, June
    Primary Season: 
    Permit:  None presently required.
    Character/Similar To:  Small desert river offers relatively straight forward pool-drop rapids through dramatic and spectacular desert canyons.
    Hazards:  Extreme isolation in rugged canyon.
    Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
    Land Ownership:  Mostly BLM
    Wilderness:  Yes
    Camping on River:  Good sites available. Difficult to find at high water.
    Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), 115 miles South of Boise
    Shuttle Logistics: 

    Put-in: Turn west off Clover-Three Creek Road some 27 miles north of Jarbidge Road or about 36 miles southeast of the town of Bruneau. The turnoff is a mile south of the point where Clover-Three Creek Road crosses the East Fork of the Bruneau (also called Clover Creek). From this turnoff drive west roughly 15 miles to the canyon rim, then make the final descent to the river. For more information refer to maps and contact the BLM.

    Take-out: From Rogerson, Idaho, turn west onto Jarbidge Road and drive about 40 miles to the intersection with the Clover-Three Creek Road. Turn north on Clover-Three Creek Road and drive some 60 miles to the intersection with Blackstone-Grasmere Road. Turn left across the Bruneau, drive 1/4 mile, bear left again, drive 1.5 miles up the hill to the top, turn left onto a rough dirt road that descends to the take-out. Not recommended when the roads are wet and muddy.

    Indian Hot Springs to Hot Creek on the Bruneau River

    Last Edited by josho on 5/12/2011

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