Salmon To North Fork


This is a scenic run through a semi populated valley and small canyon as you approach North Fork.  North Fork is a likable small town with a hotel and other basic neccessities.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Salmon River are between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 6,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 13302500, the Salmon River At Salmon Id Remember only watercraft are permitted at Salmon to North Fork.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Bitterroot River Near Darby Mt
USGS 12344000
1,080 cfs 2.8 ft
Salmon River At Salmon Id
USGS 13302500
1,440 cfs 2.5 ft
Blackbird Creek Near Cobalt
USGS 13306336
12 cfs 0.7 ft
Big Hole River Near Jackson Mt
USGS 06023500
14 cfs 1.0 ft
Pahsimeroi River At Ellis Id
USGS 13302005
241 cfs 1.7 ft
Big Hole River Bl Mudd Cr Nr Wisdom Mt
USGS 06024540
160 cfs 3.4 ft
Napias Creek Below Arnett Creek Near Leesburg
USGS 13306385
12 cfs 5.5 ft
Big Hole River Bl Big Lake Cr At Wisdom Mt
USGS 06024450
68 cfs 3.4 ft
West Fork Bitterroot River Nr Conner Mt
USGS 12342500
263 cfs 1.9 ft
Salmon River Nr Shoup Id
USGS 13307000
2,060 cfs 2.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Morgan Creek
SNOTEL 639
19" -1"
Darkhorse Lake
SNOTEL 436
75" -1"
Stickney Mill
SNOTEL 792
7" -2"
Skalkaho Summit
SNOTEL 760
54" 2"
Saddle Mtn.
SNOTEL 727
63" 0"
Calvert Creek
SNOTEL 381
5" -1"
Twelvemile Creek
SNOTEL 835
41" 2"
Schwartz Lake
SNOTEL 915
24" -2"
Peterson Meadows
SNOTEL 930
29" 1"
Hilts Creek
SNOTEL 524
24" -1"
Black Pine
SNOTEL 349
28" 0"
Meadow Lake
SNOTEL 620
38" -2"
Moonshine
SNOTEL 636
23" -2"
Combination
SNOTEL 410
6" 0"
Bloody Dick
SNOTEL 355
32" -1"
Mill Creek Summit
SNOTEL 627
36" -1"
Lemhi Ridge
SNOTEL 576
29" 0"
Nez Perce Camp
SNOTEL 662
46" 0"
Daly Creek
SNOTEL 433
18" -1"
Lost-Wood Divide
SNOTEL 601
29" -2"
Twin Lakes
SNOTEL 836
91" 4"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Williams Lake 11 5,324 ft
Morgan Bar 8 3,861 ft
Shoup Bridge 5 4,051 ft
Wallace Lake 12 8,155 ft
Tower Rock 6 3,815 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Lost Trail Powder Mountain 63" 32° 1.2"
Lost Trail 63" 32° 1.2"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Pahsimeroi to Royal Gorge 1440.0cfs None Mi II- to III-
Colston to the Town of Salmon 1440.0cfs 38.0 Mi II to II+
Salmon to North Fork 1440.0cfs 22.5 Mi II