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Upper Lochsa Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Lochsa River

Upper Lochsa Info
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Put In:  Indian Grave Creek
Take Out:  Fish Creek
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  37 ft/mi
Run Length:  18 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
Season Comments:  April, May, June, July, August
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  Swift and technical whitewater with drops and good surfing waves.
Hazards:  Continuous rapids and scarce eddies at high water; logs.
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), 292 miles Northeast of Boise
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: On the right bank off US 12 near mile 138.

Take-out: On the right bank off US 12 at mile 120.

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