Class III-IV North Fork Owyhee River, ID

North Fork Owyhee Wild and Scenic River (Upstream boundary of the North Fork Owyhee River Wilderness to the Oregon border)

Boating opportunities and activities are supported by high water flows during spring and early summer. A high-quality, 18-mile section from the North Fork Campground to the confluence with the Owyhee River in Three Forks, Oregon, is recommended for expert boaters in kayaks and small catarafts. After warming up on a few Class II-III rapids, boaters encounter steep Class III-IV rapids (depending on flow). (rivers.gov) 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 Full Day, 20.8 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, Boise District
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information https://www.blm.gov/visit/north-fork-owyhee-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/owyhee-nf-id.php