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North Fork-The North Fork Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Payette River


North Fork-The North Fork Video


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  • North Fork-The North Fork Info
    Use this information at your own risk. See our legal notices.
    Put In:  Below Smiths Ferry
    Take Out:  Banks
    Difficulty:  Class V
    Gradient:  106 ft/mi
    Run Length:  16 miles
    Current Streamflow:  262 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:00 AM - NF PAYETTE RIVER NR BANKS ID, reading taken from USGS
    Good Level:  1,000-2,500 cfs
    Season Comments:  May, July, August, September
    Permit:  None presently required.
    Character/Similar To:  Constricted mountain river with a nonstop cascade of steep, powerful, and technical Class V rapids.
    Hazards:  Experts only. Scout frequently and portage when in doubt.
    Land Ownership:  Mixed
    Wilderness:  No
    Camping on River:  Some developed campsites along the river close to the road.
    Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), 50 miles North of Boise
    Shuttle Logistics: 

    Put-in: Three miles south of Smiths Ferry off Hwy 55 near milepost 95.

    Take-out: Banks is on river right at the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Payette.



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