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Quartz Creek Run Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the North Fork Clearwater River


Quartz Creek Run Info
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Put In:  Quartz Creek
Take Out:  Aquarius Campground
Difficulty:  Class III
Gradient:  19 ft/mi
Run Length:  9 miles
Good Level:  1,000-8,000 cfs
Season Comments:  May, June, July, August
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  Cold, swift river with big rapids, waves and ledges that tumbles through boulder gardens. Good surfing opportunities.
Hazards:  Numerous log hazards. Scout 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), 344 miles Northeast of Boise
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: From Orofino, 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 9 miles to Quartz Creek.

Take-out: From the bridge stated above, bear right to the take-out at Aquarius Campground.


Towns near Quartz Creek Run Kayaking

Kamiah Idaho
Kooskia Idaho
Lewiston Idaho
Moscow Idaho
Orofino Idaho
Pollock Idaho
Riggins Idaho
Sandpoint Idaho


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