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
Boise River At Glenwood Bridge Nr Boise Id
USGS 13206000
640 cfs 4.6 ft
Sf Salmon River Nr Krassel Ranger Station Id
USGS 13310700
132 cfs 1.7 ft
Mason Creek At Caldwell Id
USGS 13210980
115 cfs 5.9 ft
Dry Creek Nr Eagle Id
USGS 13207500
0 cfs ft
South Middleton Drain At Middleton Id
USGS 13210831
76 cfs 2.0 ft
Middle Fork Payette River Nr Crouch Id
USGS 13237920
106 cfs 5.5 ft
Fifteenmile Creek Nr Midland Blvd Nr Middleton
USGS 13210810
118 cfs 1.8 ft
Johnson Creek At Yellow Pine Id
USGS 13313000
79 cfs 2.1 ft
Deadwood River Bl Deadwood Res Nr Lowman Id
USGS 13236500
604 cfs 5.4 ft
Spring Valley Creek Nr Eagle Id
USGS 13207000
0 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Secesh Summit
1" 0"
West Branch
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Hardscrabble 6 3,250 ft
Horsethief Reservoir State Park 120 5,105 ft
Willow Creek - SISCRA None 4,846 ft
Donnelly Lakeside City Park None 4,854 ft
Eastside 6 4,946 ft
Lake Cascade State Park None 4,773 ft
Sagehen Creek 15 4,958 ft
Swinging Bridge 11 3,717 ft
Amanita 10 4,856 ft
Tie Creek 8 3,095 ft
Horsethief Reservoir Public Access - IFG 120 5,064 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Tamarack Resort 0" 91° 0"
Little Ski Hill 0" 90° 0"
Brundage Mountain Resort 0" 82° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Cabarton 49.1cfs 10.0 Mi II to III
Kelly's Whitewater Park 49.1cfs None Mi III