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Lower Lochsa Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Lochsa River

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Lower Lochsa Info
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Put In:  Split Creek Pack Bridge
Take Out:  Lowell
Difficulty:  Class II +
Gradient:  18 ft/mi
Run Length:  15 miles
Current Streamflow:  1110 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:00 AM - LOCHSA RIVER NR LOWELL ID, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1,000-20,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  April, May, June, July, August
Primary Season: 
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  Mild stretch of easy class II water through a broader scenic canyon.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly National Forest
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Many excellent USFS campgrounds along the river.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), 265 miles Northeast of Boise
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: On the right bank off US 12 at mile 112.

Take-out: The town of Lowell, Idaho is located at the confluence of the Selway and Lochsa off US 12.

Lower Lochsa on the Lochsa River

Last Edited by bradgoet on 5/26/2011

Towns near Lower Lochsa Kayaking

Cascade Idaho
Dillon Montana
Gibbonsville Idaho
Kamiah Idaho
Kooskia Idaho
Lewiston Idaho
McCall Idaho
Missoula Montana
Moscow Idaho
New Meadows Idaho
North Fork Idaho
Orofino Idaho
Pollock Idaho
Riggins Idaho
Salmon Idaho

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