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North Fork Boise River, Barber Flat Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Boise River



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North Fork Boise River, Barber Flat Info
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Put In:  Black Rock Campground
Take Out:  Troutdale
Difficulty:  Class III 600-1000 cfs , Class IV 1000-2000 cfs
Gradient:  57 fpm
Run Length:  9 miles
Current Streamflow:  427 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - BOISE RIVER NR TWIN SPRINGS ID, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  600-2000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

The flow of the North Fork is typically about forty percent of the Twin Springs gauge.

Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season: 
Camping on River:  Yes, at the put-in and take-out.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the take-out from Idaho City: 1. Head east on Wall St toward Montgomery St 230 ft 2. Take the 1st right onto Montgomery St 0.2 mi 3. Turn right at ID-21 S/Ponderosa Pine Scenic Route 7.6 mi 4. Turn left at Nat for Dev Rd 377/Thorn Creek Rd 4.0 mi 5. Turn right at Cottonwood Creek Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 377 2.8 mi 6. Turn right to stay on Cottonwood Creek Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 377 5.4 mi 7. Turn left to stay on Cottonwood Creek Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 377 0.6 mi 8. Slight left at N Fork Boise River Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 268 5.7 mi 9. Turn left toward N Fork Boise River Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 268 0.6 mi 10. Slight left at N Fork Boise River Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 268 8.0 mi 11. Slight left at Middle Fork Rd 2.7 mi Troutdale Campground To get to the put-in: 1. Head northeast on Middle Fork Rd 8.1 mi 2. Turn left toward Rd Creek Rd/Fh 376 95 ft 3. Turn left at Rd Creek Rd/Fh 376 4.4 mi 4. Turn left toward Nat for Dev Rd 327/Rabbit Creek Rd 0.4 mi 5. Slight right toward Nat for Dev Rd 327/Rabbit Creek Rd 0.2 mi 6. Turn left at Nat for Dev Rd 327/Rabbit Creek Rd 3.7 mi 7. Turn left 440 ft Black Rock Campground


North Fork Boise River, Barber Flat on the Boise River

Soon after the put-in the river drops into deep secluded canyon with steep rapids formed by rock gardens. One of the first rapids is nearly a mile long with some playful surf. Watch for logs.


Last Edited by josho on 5/18/2011
 



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