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Snake River - idaho
Updated Oct. 21, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Feet / Mile
Streamflow 8680 cfs
Average 30000 cfs
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Current Weather 66° Sunny
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The snake river is considered a scenic river at this point.  This is still a remote canyon with many class II rapids and camps.  Many boaters float this section by continuing from the Hells Canyon run, putting in at Pittsburg Landing, or floating in from the lower Salmon River where it joins the Snake River in this section. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 66. light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

This run is accessible from 3 public boat access points along the Snake River. The Pittsburg Landing to Heller Bar is also ideal for multi day paddlers as the run features numerous campsites. Campers will find 41 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 46 miles of the beautiful Snake River.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December

Streamflow Conditions

The Pittsburg Landing to Heller Bar is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 8680cfs, about -61% below the average runnable rate of 30000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Pittsburg Landing To Heller Bar are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Snake River At Hells Canyon Dam Id-Or State Line.

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Snake River are between a bare minimum of 6000cfs and a high of 80000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across 40 class II to III obstacles as they float down this 46 mile stretch of the Snake River.

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Lower Pittsburg Rapid Class II 1128.3 Feet
Upper Pleasant Valley Rapid Class II 1124.93 Feet
Lower Pleasant Valley Rapid Class II 1114.8 Feet
Davis Creek Rapid Class II 1104.98 Feet
Unnamed Rapid Class II 1105.77 Feet
Somers Creek Rapid Class II 1101.08 Feet
Cottonwood Rapid Class II 1094.67 Feet
Lookout Creek Rapid Class II 1087.8 Feet
Lower Lookout Creek Rapid Class II 1085.45 Feet
Highrange Rapid Class II 1071.53 Feet
Copper Creek Rapid Class II 1055.26 Feet
Roland Bar Rapid Class II 1047.66 Feet
Wolf Creek Rapid Class II 1041.62 Feet
Five Pine Rapid Class II 1036.73 Feet
Unnamed Rapid Class II 1031.06 Feet
Dry Creek Rapid Class II 1031.58 Feet
Unnamed Rapid Class II 1021.42 Feet
Big Sulphur Rapid Class II 1016.87 Feet
Boulder Rapid Class II 1006.9 Feet
Deep Creek Rapid Class II 1002.71 Feet
Unnamed Rapid Class II 1000.35 Feet
Robinson Gulch Rapid Class II 998.2 Feet
Dug Creek Rapid Class II 993.78 Feet
Lower Dug Bar Rapid Class II 980.67 Feet
Warm Springs Rapid Class II to II+ 974.14 Feet
White Horse Rapid Class II 967.87 Feet
Zig Zag Rapid Class II 963.61 Feet
Divide Creek Rapid Class II 959.69 Feet
Imnaha Rapid Class III 944.87 Feet
Unnamed Rapid Class II 936.83 Feet
Mountain Sheep Rapid Class II 918.66 Feet
Salmon River Falls Rapid Class II 903.87 Feet
Frenchy Rapid Class II 882.71 Feet
Cook Creek Rapid Class II 878.11 Feet
Cougar Bar Rapids Class II 867.01 Feet
McDuff Rapid Class II 855.01 Feet
Shovel Creek Rapid Class II 847.05 Feet
Wild Goose Rapid Class II 841.8 Feet
Deer Head Rapids Class II 837.51 Feet
Limekiln Rapid Class II 824.09 Feet

Weather Overview: 66° Today, Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%. to sunny, with a high near 66. light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 47° - 66°

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