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South Fork-Swirly Canyon Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Payette River

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South Fork-Swirly Canyon Info
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Put In:  Danskin
Take Out:  Deer Creek Bridge
Difficulty:  Class II +
Gradient:  20 ft/mi
Run Length:  15 miles
Good Level:  500-3,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June, July, August
Primary Season: 
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  This stretch of river flows through a narrow, scenic gorge with tight turns, unpredictable currents, and swirling eddy lines.
Hazards:  Low cables, over-hanging pipes, and pilings at higher flows.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), 57 miles Northeast of Boise
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: Danskin access is about 23 miles east of Banks, Idaho at a turnout just east of Danskin Station on Idaho Hwy 21.

Take-out: Deer Creek Bridge is located approximately 5 miles east of Banks on Idaho Hwy 21.

South Fork-Swirly Canyon on the Payette River

Last Edited by josho on 5/16/2011

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