Class II Deep Creek, ID

Deep Creek Wild and Scenic River (Upstream boundary of the Owyhee River Wilderness to the Owyhee River confluence)

This is a spring run (March to May). Deep Creek carves an extremely meandering, vertical walled canyon to its confluence with the Owyhee River. Deep Creek can be kayaked or canoed in the early spring when flows reach into the hundreds of cubic feet per second from snowmelt. Later in the spring and again in the fall Deep Creek provides outstanding hiking and backpacking opportunities. 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, 13.6 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, Bruneau Field Office
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/idaho/deep-creek-wsr 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/deep.php
Description American Whitewater
Photo Credit: Tipton Power