Cabarton


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
Payette River Nr Horseshoe Bend Id
USGS 13247500
2,760 cfs 5.6 ft
Fifteenmile Creek Nr Midland Blvd Nr Middleton
USGS 13210810
125 cfs 2.0 ft
South Middleton Drain At Middleton Id
USGS 13210831
17 cfs 0.2 ft
Lake Fork Payette River Ab Jumbo Cr Nr Mccall Id
USGS 13240000
105 cfs 4.5 ft
Spring Valley Creek Nr Eagle Id
USGS 13207000
0 cfs ft
Dry Creek Nr Eagle Id
USGS 13207500
0 cfs ft
Payette River Nr Letha Id
USGS 13250000
2,490 cfs 10.0 ft
Nf Payette River At Mccall Id
USGS 13239000
130 cfs 2.5 ft
Johnson Creek At Yellow Pine Id
USGS 13313000
259 cfs 2.6 ft
Mores Creek Ab Robie Creek Nr Arrowrock Dam Id
USGS 13200000
510 cfs 3.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Bear Basin
SNOTEL 319
44" 0"
Long Valley
SNOTEL 1016
5" -1"
Deadwood Summit
SNOTEL 439
79" 1"
West Branch
SNOTEL 855
33" -1"
Cozy Cove
SNOTEL 423
23" 0"
Jackson Peak
SNOTEL 550
56" -1"
Secesh Summit
SNOTEL 740
57" 0"
Bogus Basin
SNOTEL 978
47" -1"
Big Creek Summit
SNOTEL 338
60" 0"
Mores Creek Summit
SNOTEL 637
49" -2"
Trinity Mtn.
SNOTEL 830
62" 0"
Brundage Reservoir
SNOTEL 370
58" 0"
Squaw Flat
SNOTEL 782
31" -1"
dixie north
SNOTEL DXEI1
26.69" -0.6"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Eastside 6 4,946 ft
Horsethief Reservoir State Park 120 5,105 ft
Donnelly Lakeside City Park None 4,854 ft
Horsethief Reservoir Public Access - IFG 120 5,064 ft
Hardscrabble 6 3,250 ft
Amanita 10 4,856 ft
Lake Cascade State Park None 4,773 ft
Tie Creek 8 3,095 ft
Swinging Bridge 11 3,717 ft
Willow Creek - SISCRA None 4,846 ft
Sagehen Creek 15 4,958 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Little Ski Hill 44" 39° 0.85"
Tamarack Resort 5" 41° 0.86"
Brundage Mountain Resort 58" 34° 1.24"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Kelly's Whitewater Park 130.0cfs None Mi III
Cabarton 130.0cfs 10.0 Mi II to III