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Basics
Location:
In northern Idaho, stretching east of Coeur d’Alene
River:
St. Joe
Class:
Class III
River Length
12 to 16 miles
Time:
Full day
Season:
June to mid-July

Description

The St. Joe River stretches from 120 miles across northern Idaho to Lake Coeur d'Alene. While its tranquil flow near the lake gives it the nickname "Shadowy St. Joe," at the headwaters near the Montana border the St. Joe serves up a brief but thrilling season of intermediate whitewater adventure.

After launching from near Gold Creek, paddle trips head downstream on a gurgling green river, lined by cedars and moss-covered banks and populated by many large cutthroat trout. The St. Joe is designated a National Wild and Scenic River, in recognition of its natural beauty and to protect it for future generations.

Depending on the runoff level, the river can be an excellent stretch for beginning paddle rafters to learn the ropes, with Class III rapids providing excitement but minimal danger.

The whitewater continue for some 12 to 16 miles before the river begins to settle down, enough mileage for an exciting full day trip.

Tour Companies

  • Outdoor Adventure Leader
  • Rafting
  • 800-451-6034

ROW Adventures We are Idaho rafting! Why are we different? Famous gourmet meals, hand-selected interpretive guides, just relax-we set up the kitchen and campsite, and we are the only outfitter with over 30 years of first-class rafting vacations on the Middle Fork Salmon, Lower Salmon, Snake River in Hells Canyon and a dozen others. Choose us today!

Class:
Class III
River Length
12 to 16 miles
Time
Full day
Season:
June to mid-July
Guides Available?
Yes
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