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South Fork Payette (Staircase)

Stretch: Deer Creek Launch to the Confluence
Difficulty: Class IV
Distance: 4.5 miles, half day
Flows: 500 to 15,000 or so. Current American Whitewater gauge
Gradient: 31 fpm average
Put-in: Deer Creek Launch Site
Take-out: Town of Banks, North and South Confluence
Shuttle: 5 miles (5 minutes) one-way
Season: spring into early summer, from snowmelt
Written: © 2006

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