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
Middle Fork Payette River Nr Crouch Id
USGS 13237920
118 cfs 5.6 ft
Boise River Nr Twin Springs Id
USGS 13185000
420 cfs 5.7 ft
Mores Creek Ab Robie Creek Nr Arrowrock Dam Id
USGS 13200000
67 cfs 2.2 ft
Nf Payette River At Mccall Id
USGS 13239000
91 cfs 2.3 ft
Deadwood River Bl Deadwood Res Nr Lowman Id
USGS 13236500
47 cfs 2.1 ft
Payette River Nr Letha Id
USGS 13250000
1,160 cfs 8.8 ft
Mason Creek At Caldwell Id
USGS 13210980
48 cfs 5.1 ft
Johnson Creek At Yellow Pine Id
USGS 13313000
99 cfs 2.2 ft
Dry Creek Nr Eagle Id
USGS 13207500
0 cfs ft
Lake Fork Payette River Ab Jumbo Cr Nr Mccall Id
USGS 13240000
10 cfs 3.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
dixie north
SNOTEL DXEI1
7.77" 2.73"
Squaw Flat
SNOTEL 782
5" 0"
Cozy Cove
SNOTEL 423
1" -1"
Bear Basin
SNOTEL 319
2" 0"
Trinity Mtn.
SNOTEL 830
20" 0"
Jackson Peak
SNOTEL 550
8" 0"
Bogus Basin
SNOTEL 978
5" 0"
West Branch
SNOTEL 855
4" -1"
Mores Creek Summit
SNOTEL 637
10" -1"
Secesh Summit
SNOTEL 740
7" 1"
yellow pine 0.2 ssw, id
SNOTEL ID-VL-2
2.56" 1.76"
Brundage Reservoir
SNOTEL 370
10" -1"
Big Creek Summit
SNOTEL 338
10" -1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Hardscrabble 6 3,250 ft
Amanita 10 4,856 ft
Tie Creek 8 3,095 ft
Horsethief Reservoir Public Access - IFG 120 5,064 ft
Lake Cascade State Park None 4,773 ft
Willow Creek - SISCRA None 4,846 ft
Sagehen Creek 15 4,958 ft
Horsethief Reservoir State Park 120 5,105 ft
Donnelly Lakeside City Park None 4,854 ft
Swinging Bridge 11 3,717 ft
Eastside 6 4,946 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Brundage Mountain Resort 10" 41° 0"
Tamarack Resort 0" 45° 0"
Little Ski Hill 2" 44° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Cabarton 91.1cfs 10.0 Mi II to III
Kelly's Whitewater Park 91.1cfs None Mi III