HEADWATERS (GOLD CREEK TO STANLEY)

HEADWATERS (GOLD CREEK TO STANLEY)

River Runs Kayaking Whitewater


The headwaters of Gold Creek to Stanley River run on the Salmon River in Idaho is a Class III whitewater experience that is best enjoyed between May and June when the water flows range from 600 - 2000 CFS. This section of the river is suitable for intermediate and advanced paddlers and features several challenging rapids such as "Elkhorn" and "Staircase". Additionally, paddlers will encounter several narrow canyons, rocky outcroppings, and boulder gardens that require careful maneuvering. Overall, this section of the river provides an exhilarating and scenic whitewater experience.

Realtime River Levels

Salmon River At Salmon Id
USGS 13302500
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July 19, 2024

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Last Updated 2023-06-13
River Levels 1070 cfs (2.14 ft)
Percent of Normal 110%
Optimal Range 600-6000 cfs
Status Runnable
Class Level III- to III+
Elevation 3,922 ft
Run Length 10.2 Mi
Gradient 32 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 917 cfs
Gauge Height 2.3 ft
Reporting Streamgage Salmon River At Salmon Id
USGS 13302500

Regional Streamflow

12

Cubic Feet Per Second

103

Cubic Feet Per Second

3

Cubic Feet Per Second

12

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