shoshone falls flat water kayaking trip - June 24, 2022

This will be a 2-night 3-day kayak, hiking, tent camping trip on the Snake River near Twin Falls, Idaho. With a 6-7 hour RT kayak to Shoshone Falls on Saturday. Participants will be waitlisted until a nonrefundable deposit is paid ($20 per person if you bring your own boat, no kayak rental), ($60 per person includes solo kayak rental) or ($50 per person for tandem kayak rental). This nonrefundable deposit includes camping fee, parking fee, entrance into Shoshone Waterfall Park, Dierkes Lake, and group kayak rental. Final cost of the trip may be slightly adjusted based on the number of participants/campsites. If you are bringing your own boat, know that inflatable, non-motorized vessels less than 10 feet long are exempt from the Idaho Invasive Species Fee. Most kayaks are over 10' in length, so you will need to purchase of an Idaho Invasive Species Sticker.
Friday, June 24 Day 1---Arriving 1000 Springs Resort, Hagerman Idaho. This is a 3hr and 40 minute drive from SLC. Tent camping shared sites. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, picnic table, fire pits, pool for small additional fee, snack bar. We have waterfront camping sites on the Snake River with 2 docks. Check in at 1pm. Group Meeting 8pm. If you want to bring an RV or a pull behind trailer you have to book an RV site directly with 1000Springs Resort RV's and campers cannot be parked on the grass tent sites. To keep costs down we will be sharing large tent sites. Campervans or trucks with a camper over 20' are considered RV's and must book a site in the RV area. Due to logistics tents are preferred. Optional activities for early Friday arrivals: short hike to Perrine Coulee Waterfall; short drive to Shoshone Falls Park for photographing/scouting Saturday's kayak to Shoshone Falls; Snake River Canyon Rim trail hike; Morgensen Trail; Dierkes Lake Trail; Kayak from campsite around Ritter Island; Ritter Island State Park.
Saturday, Day 2---8am departure from camp to Put-in at Centennial Waterfront Park. Here's a Google Map link to drive to the park and a map of the park once you get there. Getting on the water by 9:30 am for kayaking to Shoshone Falls. The entire paddle can take 6-7 hours. Stop for ice cream at Cloverleaf Creamery in Buhl on the way back to the campsite. 7pm Potluck dinner at campground. Shoshone Waterfall information.
Sunday, Day 3---kayak from campsite on Snake River to Blue Heart Springs/Ritter Island. Check out by 12pm. Other Sunday activity options: tandem base jumping, cliff jumping at Dierkes Lake, ziplining, scenic boat tours, Perrine Coulee bridge, Ice Caves, HWY 30 music festival, nearby hot springs, Hummingbird trail Sawtooth National Forest, Hagerman Fossil Beds, Miracle and Banbury hot springs, Twin falls farmers market. If inclement weather prevents kayaking to Shoshone Falls on Saturday, we will switch the kayak to the Falls on Sunday and drive home the same day.
Notes: The Shoshone Falls Flat Water Kayak Trip is rated MOD due to 6-7 hour paddling 7.8 river miles RT, possible afternoon canyon winds, and one's ability to carry a kayak 200 yards (portage) across uneven slickrock around Pillar Falls. Group size is limited to 24. If interested email the organizers to register and Venmo deposit. Preference is given to WMC members first.

Level:Flat Water
Miles:7.8
Organizer:Christine Pilgram, Irene Yuen
Phone:801-634-5481, 801-831-5930
Date:Fri Jun 24 2022 — Sun Jun 26 2022
Meeting Place:Registration required