Kayaking and Rafting in Sandpoint, Idaho
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Whitewater Rafting, North Idaho

Whether you enjoy the adrenaline rush of taking on class 5 rapids or just like kayaking the calm waters, North Idaho can accommodate! The Kootenai River up near Bonners Ferry is know for big rapids, but we also have lots of relaxing rivers for a more laid-back rafting experience! This section will help you find out info about rafting / kayaking in the Sandpoint area as well as around the region.

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Whitewater Rafting Waters in North Idaho

Rafting and Kayaking the Kootenai River

Kootenai River

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Advanced to Easy paddling!

The Kootenai River is mostly relaxing and calm, but the stretch from Kootenai Falls, located in Montana, and down is a very advanced rapid run with several falls high class rapids!

Take a look at this video of these Professional Kayakers taking on the Kootenai River!


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Rafting and Kayaking the Clark Fork River

Clark Fork River

Clark Fork, Idaho

Easy paddling relaxing float!

The Clark Fork River stretch in Idaho starts at the Cabinet Gorge Damn and ends at the spill waters into Lake Pend Oreille.

Clark Fork River is mostly calm and easy flowing no real agressive rapids, but it is a very saught after destination due to the scenery!

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Kayaking and Rafting the Priest River in North Idaho

Priest River

Priest River, Idaho

Advanced to Easy paddling!

Class: I - IV

Priest River has a little something for every river runner! 28.2 miles of rapids and calm easy going waters. You will want to watch the flows because in late Summer there is very little water in some sections of Priest River and you can drag bottom.

Binarch and Eight Mile Rapids are extremely hazardous during high water, for other than expert paddlers.

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Moyie River

Moyie Springs, Idaho

Moderate to Advanced paddling!

Class: II - III

People love the Moyie River float which you can do an overnight float if you take it easy! The stretch is 20.6 miles and it is always exciting, so be ready for a wild ride!

Take a look at this video of people rafting the Moyie!


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St. Joe River

Avery, Idaho

Advanced to Easy paddling!

The advanced section is 7 miles long from Conrad Crossing Campground to the Bluff Creek bridge.

Class: III - IV

The stretch below Avery to St. Maries is very laid-back with small rapids, fun float for the whole family!

Take a look at these people rafting the St. Joe to see the type of water is on the river!


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Coeur d'Alene River

Kingston, Idaho

The Lavrne Creek to the Coeur d'Alene River section is 29.1 miles long with some agressive water!

Class: II - III

You enjoy the scenery the most! Bring your fishing pole, the fishing is good!!

Watch this video of kayaking the South Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River.


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Spokane River

Spokane, Washington

Beginner - Intermediate!

Class: III

The Spokane River is great for the intire family with a great run that is not too much for the novice, and the scenery is wonderful!

Take a look at this video of rafting the Spokane River!


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Upper Pack River

Advanced whitewater!

Class: IV - V+

The Upper Pack River begins in the Selkirk Mountains and later ends out at Lake Pend Oreille. The Upper river is mainly for advanced kayakers with major falls and rough water in the spring time!

Take a look at this video of people kayaking the Upper Pack River!


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Lower Pack River

Easy family paddling!

The Lower Pack River snakes through the land and spills in on the Northeastern end of Lake Pend Oreille moving through the Idaho Club Golf Course.

The Lower Pack River is a family oriented paddle with beautiful scenery!

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Rapid Lightning Creek

Advanced paddlers!

Class: III - IV maybe V under usual water flow.

Rapid Lightning Creek is a very short run, but very difficult and is only for advanced paddlers about 200 feet of class IV and then 250 yards of class III or better.

Take a look at this video of kayakers going down Rapid Lightning Creek!


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Rafting & Kayaking Resourses


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Clubs or Events

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Rafting, Kayaking Guides & Sales


ROW Adventure Center

202 E. Sherman Ave.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone (208) 770-2517
Toll-Free (866) 836-9340
Web Site

The ROW Adventure Center has more whitewater rafting experience than any other outfitter in the region. Since 1979 we have taken over 70,000 guests down rivers in Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon.



Ponderay, ID.

Phone (208) 255-5757
Web Site

Located in the northern Idaho Panhandle, Ponderay lies on the shores of Idaho’s larges lake, Lake Pend Oreille with a surface area of 148 square miles. Lake Pend Oreille is 65 miles long and 1,150 feet deep in some regions making it the fifth deepest lake in the United States.

Full Spectrum Kayak Tours

Sandpoint, ID.

Phone (208) 263-5975

Join Full Spectrum Tours for a great time on the water, whether you are an experienced paddler or this is your first time in a kayak. We offer Half-Day, Full-Day and Multi-Day tours. Tours are led by friendly, knowledgeable, and highly trained guides.

Rafting & Kayaking Photos

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