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


This is the river of no return.  Besides the Middle Fork this should be on your todo list before you die.  Many awesome camps, rapids and points of interest.  See info below for specifics.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Salmon River are between a bare minimum of 4,000cfs and a high of 35,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 13310199, the Middle Fork Salmon River At Mouth Nr Shoup Id Remember only watercraft are permitted at Corn Creek to Vinegar Creek/Carey Creek (Main Salmon).

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Kitchen Creek Rapid
Class III
Proctor Creek Rapid
Class II
Unnamed Rapid
Class II
Killum Rapid
Class II
Gunbarrel Rapid
Class II
Horse Creek Rapid
Class II
Stub Creek Rapid
Class II
Ranier Rapid
Class III
Alder Creek Rapid
Class III
Lantz Rapid
Class III
Devils Teeth Rapid
Class II
Little Devils Teeth Rapid
Class II
Salmon Falls Rapid
Class II- to II
Black Creek Rapid
Class III to IV
Sabe Creek Rapid
Class II
Barth Rapid
Class II
Hancock Rapid
Class II
Masie's Rapid
Class II
Bailey Rapid
Class III
Allison Ranch Rapid
Class II
Sapp Creek Rapid
Class II
Five Mile Rapid
Class III to III+
Split Rock Rapid
Class III
Stinker Rapid
Class II
Big Mallard Rapid
Class III to IV
Little Mallard Rapid
Class II
Elkhorn Rapid
Class III to IV
Elkhorn Big Rock Rapid
Class II+ to IV
Growler Rapid
Class II
Whiplash Rapid
Class III to III+
Reed Creek Rapid
Class II
China Bar Rapid
Class II
Unnamed Rapid
Class II
Big Blowout Creek Rapid
Class II
Boise Bar Rapid
Class II
Jackson Bar Rapid
Class II
Ludwig Rapid
Class III
Mann Creek Rapid
Class II
Warren Creek Rapid
Class II
James Ranch Rapid
Class II
Pete's Rock Rapid
Class II
Bull Creek Rapid
Class II
Cottontail Rapid
Class II
Can Opener Rapid
Class II
T-Bone Creek Rapid
Class II
Dried Meat Rapid
Class II
Chittam Rapid
Class III
Vinegar Rapid
Class III to IV
Boulders Rapid
Class II
Carey Falls Rapid
Class II

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
West Fork Bitterroot River Nr Conner Mt
USGS 12342500
263 cfs 1.9 ft
Blackbird Creek Near Cobalt
USGS 13306336
12 cfs 0.7 ft
Mf Salmon River At Mf Lodge Nr Yellow Pine Id
USGS 13309220
1,180 cfs 2.2 ft
Napias Creek Below Arnett Creek Near Leesburg
USGS 13306385
12 cfs 5.5 ft
Middle Fork Salmon River At Mouth Nr Shoup Id
USGS 13310199
2,100 cfs 32.5 ft
Bitterroot River Near Darby Mt
USGS 12344000
1,080 cfs 2.8 ft
Ef Of Sf Salmon River At Stibnite Id
USGS 13311000
16 cfs 4.9 ft
Salmon River Nr Shoup Id
USGS 13307000
2,060 cfs 2.7 ft
Efsf Salmon R Abv Meadow Crk Nr Stibnite
USGS 13310800
3 cfs 14.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Twelvemile Creek
SNOTEL 835
41" 2"
Crater Meadows
SNOTEL 425
110" 4"
Nez Perce Camp
SNOTEL 662
46" 0"
Morgan Creek
SNOTEL 639
19" -1"
Twin Lakes
SNOTEL 836
91" 4"
bench lakes
SNOTEL BENLK_MADIS
51.7" 0.6"
Mill Creek Summit
SNOTEL 627
36" -1"
Banner Summit
SNOTEL 312
46" 0"
Savage Pass
SNOTEL 735
66" 2"