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Smith’s Ferry / North Fork

Basics
Location:
Begins at Smiths Ferry on the North Fork of the Payette River, about 90 minutes north of Boise
River:
Payette River
Class:
Class IV - V
Suitability:
Kayak
River Length
16 miles
Time:
Full Day
Season:
May to August

Description

The Payette River is made of two major branches flowing through the western Idaho wilderness, that only meet up about 50 miles from the Payette’s junction with the Snake River. These two branches, along with the main Payette itself, provide a number of interesting and unique stretches of water for rafters and kayakers, in a location easily accessible from the Boise area.

Below Smiths Ferry, the end of the Cabarton Run, is a 16 mile stretch of Class IV and V rapids that is considered one of the finest advanced kayak runs in the world. This is thrilling, intense whitewater that should only be attempted by experienced kayakers.

Tour Companies

  • Payette and Boise Rivers
  • Rafting, Team Building | Youth Programs, Canoeing, Kayaking
  • 208-850-7637

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River Details

Class:
Class IV - V
Suitability:
Kayak
River Length
16 miles
Time
Full Day
Season:
May to August
Guides Available?
Yes

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