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Deadwood discharge to drop to 0 August 22nd!

Get your South Forking in!!! The Deadwood Dam is scheduled for repairs at the end of this summer and is scheduled to cease releases on August 22nd.  That means 0-cfs so get all your Canyon and Staircase fun in before then because the South Fork is going to be the lowest it has been in […]

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Kelly’s Whitewater Park Review (part 1)

This spring we had the opening of a new whitewater park up on the North Fork of the Payette River called Kelly’s Whitewater Park.  Built with the support of Cascade philanthropist Hans Bornobus, Kelly’s is named after Kelly Brennan.  Featuring 5 playspots, a welcome center, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff we here […]

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Highwater Gallery

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River Accident Sparks Debate

Truck Accident That Killed Rafters in Canyon Sparks Truck-Canyon-Rafter Reform Debate

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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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River Cleanup Day

July 9th 2010 The Main Payette got its yearly makeover- In a cleanup effort spearheaded by the Forest Service with a handful of volunteers and small army of the Jr. kayak instructors from Idaho River Kids, the Main Payette from Banks to Beehive got a second good scouring (the first one coming naturally during the […]

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South Fork Canyon video!

Here is a video from the the South Fork Canyon captured last season – one of the best whitewater runs in the state of Idaho!

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Rescue3 Swiftwater Technician River Safety Class

Title: Rescue3 Swiftwater Technician River Safety Class Location: Horseshoe Bend, ID Link out: Click here Description: SRT-Swiftwater Rescue Technician SRT 1 is an intensive, three-day class (24-30 hours) that includes one day of classroom instruction followed by two days of developing and practicing water rescue skills. The initial emphasis of this course is on self-rescue […]