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Whitewater River Run

Idaho Lochsa River

Split Creek To Lowell

Class II+ TO III+


83°, Heavy Rain And Patchy Fog Then Heavy Rain

The Split Creek to Lowell river run on the Lochsa River in Idaho is a thrilling Class III-IV whitewater experience. It is best to float this section of water during the summer months of June to September when the river flow ranges from 2,000 to 4,000 CFS. As you float downstream, watch out for challenging river obstacles such as Deadman's Eddy and Lochsa Falls. The rapids are continuous, with tight technical moves and big waves, making it perfect for intermediate to experienced rafters. Overall, this river run is perfect for those seeking a thrilling adventure and breathtaking views.

Weather today, A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog between 7am and 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Status Runnable
Class Level II+ to III+
Elevation 1,456 ft
Run Length 15.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 6210 cfs
Gauge Height 5.4 ft
Reporting Streamgage Lochsa River Nr Lowell Id
USGS 13337000

Nearby Snowpack and Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Clear Ck At Kooskia National Fish Hatchery
USGS 13337099
138 cfs 12.5 ft
Sf Clearwater River Nr Elk City Id
USGS 13337500
42 cfs 4.7 ft
St. Joe River At Red Ives Ranger Station Id
USGS 12413875
698 cfs 2.9 ft
Lochsa River Nr Lowell Id
USGS 13337000
6,210 cfs 5.4 ft
Nf Clearwater River Nr Canyon Ranger Station Id
USGS 13340600
5,980 cfs 9.2 ft
Selway River Nr Lowell Id
USGS 13336500
9,120 cfs 7.2 ft
Sf Clearwater River At Stites Id
USGS 13338500
2,570 cfs 5.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Lost Lake
21" -2"
Cool Creek
12" -2"
Crater Meadows
15" -3"
Hoodoo Basin
23" -1"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Knife Edge 10 1,671 ft
Fog Mountain - Dispersed None 1,961 ft
Apgar 7 1,571 ft
Rocky Ridge 5 5,633 ft
French Gulch 5 4,192 ft
Newsome 6 3,993 ft
25 Mile 14 1,675 ft
Rackliff 6 1,615 ft
Bridge Creek 5 4,876 ft
Johnson Bar 9 1,504 ft
Weitas 6 2,478 ft
Noe Creek 7 2,508 ft
Wild Goose 8 1,549 ft
Crooked River 10 3,961 ft
Gedney Creek None 1,792 ft
Glover Creek 7 1,708 ft
Boyd Creek 6 1,915 ft
Table Meadows 6 4,833 ft
Washington Creek 26 2,107 ft
Wilderness Gateway 153 2,116 ft
Ohara Bar 32 1,603 ft
Selway Falls 7 1,845 ft
Flat Creek Camp 6 2,678 ft
Leggett Creek 8 3,775 ft
Kelly Forks 19 2,747 ft
Race Track 13 1,815 ft
Station Creek Camp 5 2,347 ft
Red River 40 4,662 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Bald Mountain (not Sun Valley) 0" 77° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Split Creek to Lowell 6210.0cfs 15.0 Mi II+ to III+
White Pine (Indian Grave Creek) to Wilderness Gateway Bridge 6210.0cfs 19.0 Mi IV- to IV+
Fish Creek to Split Creek 6210.0cfs 11.0 Mi III to IV

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