Payette River - Main


Class: III+
Put In: Banks
Take Out: Beehive Bend
Length:7 miles.
Gradient: 20 FPM.
Time:2 - 4 hours.
Character: Big water pool drop.
Hazards: Large holes in several rapids.
Minimum Flow: 800 CFS
Optimum Flow: 2000 - 5000 C
Current Flow
Current Weather
Accommodations:The UWC camps at Hot Springs Campground.

There are numerous other camping opportunities in the area. 
Notes:The Main Payette is big water fun. Large features and some big holes make this an exciting and challenging run. Water temps are tolerable in the summer and the air temperature can be very hot.