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Welcome to the new

Welcome to, your online source for information about the Payette River system of Idaho. The Payette river is 45 minutes from Boise, Idaho via Hwy 55. It offers a variety of rafting and kayaking from easy class I all the way to Big Falls, an unrunable class VI. There are three major forks the […]

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West YMCA Pool Session Cancellation 8-5-13

Monday (August 5th) we will not be having a roll session. Sorry for the late notice!

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Monday West YMCA roll session cancellation 5-27-13

Monday (5-27-13) we will not be having a roll session because the West YMCA is closed in observation of Memorial Day. Sorry for the late notice!

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2013 Roll Session dates announced!

Check out our events calendar on the right hand side of our home page below the flows to see all the dates scheduled for rolling sessions at both the downtown YMCA and the West YMCA. Please join us to brush up on that roll, try kayaking for the first time, or dust off the frozen […]

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Log Report: Blackadar UPDATED!

The log in a joint venture with the Forest Service, Idaho Whitewater Unltd, and Cascade Raft and Kayak has removed the log that had wedged itself above Blackadar rapid on the canyon section of the south fork.  The corridor is now passable! We have heard reports of a river wide log in Blackadar on the […]

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Advanced Kayaking Workshop

Join Tom, Chad and the Cascade Kayak School crew for spring training!  New for 2012, this clinic will address advanced river running techniques, play-boating skills, and approaches more difficult whitewater.  Tired of the Main, but don’t feel like you have the skills to try the South Fork?  Want to move from surviving Slalom to stylin’ […]

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2012 Roll session dates announced

Check the handy dandily little calendar on the lower right of the screen to check out all the dates for the 2012 YMCA roll sessions: Looking to brush up on your roll, learn the basics of kayaking or learn how to roll? Check out one of the hour long sessions at the YMCA with one […]

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2011 Spring/Summer roll session dates

We have posted in the event calendar the roll session dates through September 2011.  The sessions are on hour and as follows: Feb/March/April-6:30 session only May/June/July/August-6:30 & 7:30 sessions Sept-6:30 session only

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2010 Police Raft Along

On June 28, 2011 over 800 Boise-area youths will be given the chance to float the Payette River with Police Officers during the 15th annual Police Raft Along.  This donated program is a commitment from local business leaders to strengthen ties between young people and law enforcement.   Cascade Raft and Kayak, with the help of many river-qualified […]

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Rock Removal Meeting a success!

On October 11th at the Maravia Factory/Cascade Outfitters headquarters a meeting was held for public comment regarding the permit to alter a rock in Staircase by Tom Long.  Hosted by the IWA the meeting was a success with over 80 people in attendance.  Information was shared, ideas were exchanged, and a calm level atmosphere prevailed […]


Rock Removal

Rock Removal; Long Family – Cascade Raft and Kayak There has been some heated debate over the last few days regarding a permit that was issued for the removal of a rock on the rapid Staircase on the South fork of the Payette River.  The reactions have ranged from genuine concern for river safety to […]