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Kelly Creek to Weitas Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the North Fork Clearwater River


Kelly Creek to Weitas Creek Info
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Put In:  Kelly Creek
Take Out:  Weitas Creek
Difficulty:  Class III -
Gradient:  30 ft/mi
Run Length:  14 miles
Good Level:  1,000-8,000 cfs
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  This lightly used section is cold and swift class II-III whitewater. Very powerful at high flows.
Hazards:  Numerous log hazards. Scout first 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), 379 miles Northeast of Boise
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: From Orfino, 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 44 miles to Kelly Forks.

Take-out: Follow the same USFS Road stated above about 30 miles upstream from the bridge to Weitas Creek Campground.


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