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
Lemhi River Nr Lemhi Id
USGS 13305000
105 cfs 3.5 ft
Big Hole River Bl Mudd Cr Nr Wisdom Mt
USGS 06024540
78 cfs 2.5 ft
Pahsimeroi River At Ellis Id
USGS 13302005
216 cfs 1.7 ft
Blackbird Creek Near Cobalt
USGS 13306336
12 cfs 0.7 ft
Lemhi River Below L5 Diversion Near Salmon
USGS 13305310
47 cfs 1.3 ft
Salmon River At Salmon Id
USGS 13302500
1,040 cfs 2.1 ft
West Fork Bitterroot River Nr Conner Mt
USGS 12342500
55 cfs 1.1 ft
Bitterroot River Near Darby Mt
USGS 12344000
194 cfs 1.3 ft
Big Hole River Bl Big Lake Cr At Wisdom Mt
USGS 06024450
34 cfs 2.2 ft
Salmon River Nr Shoup Id
USGS 13307000
1,380 cfs 2.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Hilts Creek
2" 1"
Lemhi Ridge
2" -1"
Bloody Dick
1" 0"
Darkhorse Lake
7" 3"
Saddle Mtn.
3" 0"
Stickney Mill
3" 3"
Lost-Wood Divide
6" 0"
Meadow Lake
5" 2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Morgan Bar 8 3,861 ft
Tower Rock 6 3,815 ft
Williams Lake 11 5,324 ft
Shoup Bridge 5 4,051 ft
Wallace Lake 12 8,155 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Lost Trail 3" 36° 7"
Lost Trail Powder Mountain 3" 36° 7"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Colston to the Town of Salmon 1040.0cfs 38.0 Mi II to II+
Salmon to North Fork 1040.0cfs 22.5 Mi II
Pahsimeroi to Royal Gorge 1040.0cfs None Mi II- to III-