Sunbeam Run (Stanley To Sunbeam Dam)


The section of the Salmon from Stanley down to where the old Sunbeam Dam headwall used to sit is known as the Sunbeam Run.  At one time a good portion of this run was a lake until the dam was destroyed.  The Salmon has returned to a free flowing river here but remnants of the dam remain.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Salmon River are between a bare minimum of 600cfs and a high of 6,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 13302500, the Salmon River At Salmon Id Remember only watercraft are permitted at Sunbeam Run (Stanley to Sunbeam Dam).

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Mormon Riffle
Class II to II+
Rough Creek Riffle
Class II to II+
Shotgun Rapid
Class III+ to IV
Sunbeam Rapid
Class III to IV-

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Salmon River Bl Yankee Fork Nr Clayton Id
USGS 13296500
295 cfs 1.8 ft
Efsf Salmon R Abv Sugar Crk Nr Stibnite
USGS 13311250
10 cfs 10.3 ft
Efsf Salmon R Abv Meadow Crk Nr Stibnite
USGS 13310800
3 cfs 14.7 ft
Sugar Creek Nr Stibnite
USGS 13311450
7 cfs 6.8 ft
Johnson Creek At Yellow Pine Id
USGS 13313000
59 cfs 1.9 ft
Big Wood River At Hailey Id
USGS 13139500
218 cfs ft
Mf Salmon River At Mf Lodge Nr Yellow Pine Id
USGS 13309220
414 cfs 1.4 ft
Big Wood River At Hailey Id Total Flow
USGS 13139510
94 cfs 1.1 ft
Yankee Fork Salmon River Nr Clayton Id
USGS 13296000
48 cfs 5.9 ft
Squaw Creek Bl Bruno Creek Nr Clayton Id
USGS 13297355
5 cfs 3.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
bench lakes
SNOTEL BENLK_MADIS
1.9" -0.2"
Mill Creek Summit
SNOTEL 627
1" 0"
Galena Summit
SNOTEL 490
2" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
North Shore Alturas 23 7,041 ft
Casino Creek 20 6,130 ft
Smokey Bear 17 7,025 ft
Sockeye 24 6,608 ft
Pettit Lake 20 7,011 ft
Chinook Bay 18 6,495 ft
Stanley Lake None 6,550 ft
Mountain View 9 6,496 ft
Mormon Bend 17 6,094 ft
Redfish Outlet None 6,566 ft
Sheep Trail 8 6,582 ft
Alturas Inlet 29 7,013 ft
Mount Heyburn 23 6,580 ft
Point 19 6,570 ft
Salmon River 37 6,147 ft
Basin Creek 18 6,065 ft
Sunny Gulch 59 6,442 ft
Glacier View 82 6,295 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Headwaters (Gold Creek to Stanley) 563.0cfs 10.2 Mi III- to III+
Sunbeam Run (Stanley to Sunbeam Dam) 563.0cfs 13.0 Mi III- to III+
Torreys to East Fork 563.0cfs 17.7 Mi II