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Top Fishing Spots in and near Idaho

  • Lemhi County, Idaho

    Whitewater Raft the Main Salmon River

    80 mi / -1000 ft gain
    The section of the Salmon River between Corn Creek and Carey Creek, known as the "Main" among boaters, flows through the second deepest canyon on the continent (only Hells Canyon is deeper).  The Main is one of the best all around river trips in the west and offers a spectacular road-less wildern...
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Whitewater Raft the Selway River

    47 mi / -1128 ft gain
    The Selway is one of the original eight Wild and Scenic Rivers designated in 1968.  This section of water is run by both private boaters as well as commercial outfitters, and is regulated by a strict permit system that only allows one group to launch per day.  This leads to a feeling of solitude ...
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  • Clearwater County, Idaho

    Fly Fish Kelly Creek

    If you are looking for world class fishing in Idaho and don't want to deal with the crowds that goes along with Henry's Fork or Silver Creek then this is the spot. You will rarely run into people along this creek. The fishing is extraordinary and you should be able to catch a ton of cutthroat. T...
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  • Naples, Idaho

    Harrison Lake Trail

    4.49 mi / 1440 ft gain
    Harrison Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Naples, Idaho.
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Fly Fish at Valley Creek

    Set against the beautiful backdrop of Sawtooth Wildwerness, there are endless opportunities and spots to cast off. Valley Creek, a tributary of the famous Salmon River, snakes it’s way through the land just outside of the town of Stanley. It offers jaw-dropping views in all directions, and a team...
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  • Post Falls, Idaho

    Hike Black Bay Park

    0.82 mi / 33 ft gain
    Black Bay Park is home to a short series of paved trails and has a new bathroom facility! There's also a rope swing over the river and plenty of spots to swim or launch a kayak or sup if you're looking to cool off on a hot day. There are beautiful wildflowers in the summer but the park is very qu...
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  • Coolin, Idaho

    Canoe to Upper Priest Lake

    The Priest Lakes of Northern Idaho are perfect for a summer retreat into the Selkirk mountains, less than thirty miles from the border with Canada. Priest lake is separated from Upper Priest Lake by a short, two-mile waterway. Launch your canoe from the Lionhead Beach in Priest Lake State Park an...
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  • 5000 Victory Lane, Idaho

    Celebration Park

    Celebration Park is the perfect day trip! There are plenty of opportunities for recreation including boating, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and much more! In addition to recreation, the park provides educational tours free of charge to visitors. These tours include informat...
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  • Cassia County, Idaho

    Photograph Lower Goose Creek Reservoir

    While this lake is out of the way, the drive through rural parts of Burley is worthwhile. From Heyburn drive 27 south to the small village of Oakley. Here you will follow W 1800 S a few blocks to S 600 W to the rustic Trapper Creek Road, which is more like a stout cattle trail. Drive down to the ...
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  • Bonners Ferry, Idaho

    Cooks Lake

    0.35 mi / 75 ft gain
    Cooks Lake located near Bonners Ferry, Idaho is a great destination for relaxing or bringing your fishing pole (whether fly fishing or using a spin rod -- don't forget your fishing license). You're able to gain access very close access to the lake (especially on quads or side by sides) or you can...
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  • Melba, Idaho

    Guffey Butte Trail

    2.57 mi / 482 ft gain
    Guffey Butte Trail is an out-and-back trail that leads you on a hike across the Snake River located near Melba, Idaho. The short trail starts out of the parking area for Celebration Park on the northeast side of the river. Dogs are permitted on the trail on a leash. 
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  • Silver City, Idaho

    Silver City

    Silver City, Idaho is a historic mining town located in the Owyhee Mountains. This town is one of the few mining towns that did not burn down or get modernized into a commercial city.  The Idaho Hotel is one of the main attractions and appears as it did over 100 years ago with only a few updates...
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  • Bonners Ferry, Idaho

    Bottleneck Lake and Snow Lake

    10.73 mi / 2461 ft gain
    Bottleneck Lake and Snow Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
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