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Salmon Falls Creek - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Destination Report
Nearest City: Twin Falls, ID
Difficulty: Easy

Description:

Salmon Falls Creek is a small river or large creek/stream that runs north into the Snake River and drains the northeastern Nevada slopes. The put in is in the Mountains and ranch land outside the town of Jackpot, NV. This is an easy class 1 trip with one easy portage around a concrete diversion structure. The scenery is a lot like the Jarbridge and Bruneau River Canyons, but its low volume and no rapids make this a favorite canoe or rec kayak trip.

This is a great trip to canoe or rec kayak and excellent for taking kids or beginners. The water is flat. There are no rapids, just class 1 moving water. Put in just south of Jackpot NV on the west side of Hwy 93. Take out before the reservoir for an easier float (access ranch roads off HWY 93), or paddle all the way across Salmon Falls Reservoir for a longer trip, but watch out for high afternoon winds in the spring! The Reservoir winds can make paddling across the lake tougher, usually in the afternoon.

Salmon Falls Creek is a small river or large creek/stream that runs north into the Snake River and drains the northeastern Nevada slopes. The put in is in the Mountains and ranch land outside the town of Jackpot, NV. This is an easy class 1 trip with one easy portage around a concrete diversion structure. The scenery is a lot like the Jarbridge and Bruneau River Canyons.

Wildlife, scenic. Incredible thunder and lighting displays sometimes occur in this canyon make for natural fireworks and sound shows. Take firewood if doing an overnight cause there is not a lot of dead fall in the desert.

Camping is everywhere if doing an overnight. Lots of sand is deposited on along the corners, just roll up on the beaches and enjoy the stars!

Accommodations:

None; Wilderness trip, longer day trip or easy weekend trip

Fees:

None

Directions:

From Idaho, take I-84 to Hwy 93 south

Launches:

Put In: River Left a few miles south of Jackpot, NV

Take out: Off HWY 93, North of Jackpot, take forest roads into take out, Google Maps shows several.
Optional take out: anywhere you can access Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir

Contact:

Call Tony at the RiverAT kayak store in Twin Falls, ID for updated flows, rentals, Shuttles....208-735-8697

Resources:

None, but there is a facebook page with all the beta you need: www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Salmon-Falls-Creek-Idaho/227369440914?v=wall


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