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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 North Fork, the South Fork and the Main Payette. The Main Payette, which begins when the North and South forks converge at Banks, Idaho, is the staple for many recreational boaters from the Boise area during the summer months. The South Fork of the Payette consists mostly of class III and IV rapids with two main sections. The North Fork is home to 15 miles of continuous class V whitewater, one of the most difficult whitewater challenges in the US. The North Fork also has one of the most scenic sections, the Cabarton Run (class II-III).

Camping and lodging is abundant on the shores of both the South and North forks.Camping and lodging is abundant on the shores of both the South and North forks.This site is provided as a service by Cascade Raft and Kayak. All the information included in this site is recommended from our experience. Please enjoy our site and if you have any additional questions or would like to requests any additions to the site please contact us.

If you are looking for roll session dates and times please look on the event calendar to the right!

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