This section begins below Cascade Lake where the North Fork of the Payette moves from the valley area into the canyon.  Cabarton is a great intermediate run for those wanting to get on the North Fork without having to deal with the class V carnage that lies below here.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Payette River, North Fork are between a bare minimum of 750cfs and a high of 3,500cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 13239000, the Nf Payette River At Mccall Id Remember only watercraft are permitted at Cabarton.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Tressel Rapid
Class III to III+
Howard's Plunge
Class III to III+

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Weiser River Nr Cambridge Id
USGS 13258500
1,570 cfs 5.8 ft
Sf Salmon River Nr Krassel Ranger Station Id
USGS 13310700
1,350 cfs 4.6 ft
Fifteenmile Creek Nr Midland Blvd Nr Middleton
USGS 13210810
39 cfs 0.9 ft
Payette River Nr Letha Id
USGS 13250000
2,870 cfs 10.3 ft
Spring Valley Creek Nr Eagle Id
USGS 13207000
0 cfs ft
Boise River Nr Twin Springs Id
USGS 13185000
2,590 cfs 8.5 ft
Dry Creek Nr Eagle Id
USGS 13207500
0 cfs ft
Eagle Drain At Eagle
USGS 13206400
29 cfs 11.3 ft
Mason Creek At Caldwell Id
USGS 13210980
85 cfs 5.6 ft
Nf Payette River At Mccall Id
USGS 13239000
819 cfs 4.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
dixie north
15.65" -2.94"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Hardscrabble 6 3,250 ft
Lake Cascade State Park None 4,773 ft
Amanita 10 4,856 ft
Donnelly Lakeside City Park None 4,854 ft
Willow Creek - SISCRA None 4,846 ft
Swinging Bridge 11 3,717 ft
Eastside 6 4,946 ft
Horsethief Reservoir Public Access - IFG 120 5,064 ft
Horsethief Reservoir State Park 120 5,105 ft
Tie Creek 8 3,095 ft
Sagehen Creek 15 4,958 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Tamarack Resort 0" 64° 0.87"
Brundage Mountain Resort 62" 54° 1.2"
Little Ski Hill 35" 60° 0.81"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Cabarton 819.0cfs 10.0 Mi II to III
Kelly's Whitewater Park 216.0cfs None Mi III