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

Big Falls at 2000 cfs
Gateway Rapid at 2000 cfs Gravel Bar at Pine Flats Hot Springs at 2000 cfs Pine Flat Hot Springs Going over the top in Surprise Rapid at 2000 cfs S-Turn Rapids at 2000 cfs
Entrance to Big Falls (Portage on the Right) at 2000 cfs PRC raft with Big Falls in the background at 2000 cfs The canyon below Big Falls (entrance to Blackadar Rapids downstream) at 2000 cfs Lone Pine Rapid at 2000 cfs Little Falls
Surprise Rapid at High Water Big Falls Portage South Fork Canyon Scenery

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Creature Craft running Big Falls
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  • South Fork-The Canyon Run Info
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    Put In:  Deadwood Confluence
    Take Out:  Danskin
    Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
    Gradient:  39 ft/mi
    Run Length:  11 miles
    Good Level:  500-3,000 cfs
    Streamflow Comments: 
    Season Comments:  May, June, July, August
    Primary Season: 
    Permit:  None presently required.
    Character/Similar To:  Small, technical, mountain river with nice pool-drop rapids, inviting hot springs and scenic canyon with dramatic outcrops of dark, jagged rock.
    Hazards:  Mandatory portage at Big Falls.
    Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
    Land Ownership:  Mostly National Forest
    Wilderness:  No
    Camping on River:  Good sites available at the put-in and downstream at Pine Flats.
    Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), 67 miles Northeast of Boise
    Shuttle Logistics: 

    Put-in: The Deadwood confluence is near Deadwood Campground, some 3 miles west of Lowman on the Banks-Lowman road.

    Take-out: Danskin access is about 23 miles east of Banks, Idaho at a turnout just east of Danskin Station on the Banks-Lowman road.  Kayaks often take-out further upstream, one mile above Little Gallagher Creek. An island in the river indicates the take-out.

    South Fork-The Canyon Run on the Payette River

    Last Edited by josho on 5/16/2011

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