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Spruce Tree Campground to Gold Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Saint Joe River

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Spruce Tree Campground to Gold Creek Info
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Put In:  Spruce Tree Campground
Take Out:  Gold Creek
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III
Gradient:  35 ft/mi
Run Length:  12 miles
Good Level:  1,000-6,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season: 
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  Small river with swift current and intermediate whitewater that runs through beautiful forested canyon.
Hazards:  Possible log hazards.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  National Forest
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  USFS Campgrounds
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), 466 miles Northeast of Boise
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: From St. Maries, Idaho, drive upstream along the north bank some 50 miles on St. Joe River Road (forest Hwy 50) to Avery. USFS Road 218 follows the river upstream some 40 miles to the put-in at Spruce Tree Campground.

Take-out: Gold Creek is located 12 miles north of Spruce Tree Campground on USFS Road 218.

Spruce Tree Campground to Gold Creek on the Saint Joe River

Last Edited by josho on 5/18/2011

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