Class V Bruneau River, ID

Bruneau Wild and Scenic River (The Bruneau River from the downstream boundary of the Bruneau-Jarbidge Wilderness to the upstream confluence with the West Fork of the Bruneau River)

This is a spring run (March to May). Check the USGS Bruneau near Indian Hot Springs gauge for water level. Only very experienced boaters should float the 69 miles of the Bruneau and Jarbidge rivers due to challenging rapids, log jams and other hazards. (BLM) Boater guide https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/files/Media-Center_Public-Room_Idaho_Bruneau-Jarbidge-Owyhee_BoaterGuide.pdf

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 39.3 Miles
Notes Portable toilet, firepan and Idaho invasive species sticker required. 15 person max group size.
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit Yes
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Jarbidge Field Office
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information https://www.blm.gov/visit/bruneau-wild-and-scenic-river Boater guide https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/files/Media-Center_Public-Room_Idaho_Bruneau-Jarbidge-Owyhee_BoaterGuide.pdf
https://www.rivers.gov/rivers/bruneau.php
Photo Credit: Antonia Hedrick, BLM