If you started your paddling in Idaho, chances are that your first trips were down the Main. It is a popular river for both commercial and private boaters so be prepared for crowds on weekends and the put-ins and take-outs. On the positive side it means that you won't have any trouble at all finding a shuttle river.
There are some good class III rapids on the river, connected with various sections of flat water.
|Take out:||Beehive Bend|
|Gauge:||payette river nr horseshoe bend id (usgs)|
The flows, maps and other information on this page is available in one handy app pumped with Idaho whitewater. Syncs real-time flows and works when off the grid.
Latest flow: 4250 cfs / 6.9 ft
(updated 7 minutes ago)
|Condition:||Optimal , class III|
3000-10000: Optimal (III)
10000-: High (III+)