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Whitewater River Run

Idaho Salmon River

Corn Creek To Vinegar Creek/Carey Creek (Main Salmon)



85°, Sunny Then Showers Likely

The Corn Creek to Vinegar Creek Carey Creek section of the Main Salmon River in Idaho is a 56-mile stretch with Class III and IV rapids, making it a challenging and exciting run for experienced paddlers. The best time for floating is typically in June and July when water levels are high, with recommended flows of around 3,000-6,000 cfs. Paddlers will encounter notable obstacles such as Big Mallard Rapid, with technical Class IV drops and tight channels, and Lake Creek Falls, a steep and rocky drop with Class III rapids. Overall, this run offers stunning scenery, technical challenges, and a thrilling whitewater experience.

Weather today, Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Sunny during the morning, then mostly cloudy during the afternoon, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Status Runnable
Class Level III to IV
Elevation 3,017 ft
Run Length 79.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 11000 cfs
Gauge Height 38.5 ft
Reporting Streamgage Middle Fork Salmon River At Mouth Nr Shoup Id
USGS 13310199

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
West Fork Bitterroot River Nr Conner Mt
USGS 12342500
635 cfs 2.6 ft
Mf Salmon River At Mf Lodge Nr Yellow Pine Id
USGS 13309220
5,900 cfs 5.1 ft
Middle Fork Salmon River At Mouth Nr Shoup Id
USGS 13310199
11,000 cfs 38.5 ft
Sugar Creek Nr Stibnite
USGS 13311450
92 cfs 7.6 ft
Bitterroot River Near Darby Mt
USGS 12344000
2,390 cfs 4.2 ft
Ef Of Sf Salmon River At Stibnite Id
USGS 13311000
139 cfs 5.9 ft
Salmon River Nr Shoup Id
USGS 13307000
10,700 cfs 7.3 ft
Efsf Salmon R Abv Sugar Crk Nr Stibnite
USGS 13311250
175 cfs 11.9 ft
Blackbird Creek Near Cobalt
USGS 13306336
12 cfs 0.7 ft
Napias Creek Below Arnett Creek Near Leesburg
USGS 13306385
99 cfs 6.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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