Three Rivers Lochsa Whitewater


Lochsa River

1-2 days • Class IV+ • May June July
Water Level - Lochsa gauge at Lowell

The Lochsa River, located in north central Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest, is one of the premier whitewater rivers in the west. Snow melt in the spring creates one of the wettest rides in the country within this steep granite valley. Three Rivers Rafting brings you the opportunity to experience the intense Class IV+ whitewater of the Lochsa in a guided paddle raft.

The Lochsa River is one of the most beautiful places in the Northern Rockies. A green Cedar and Fir Forest with steep slopes and abundant wildlife, the river corridor itself gets exciting during the spring snow run-off. The section of the Lochsa that we raft has a gradient, or drop, of about 40 feet per mile. The rapids contain large standing waves and incredible circulating holes. Our one day trip covers about 22 miles and 40 class III-IV+ rapids. Included with the trip price is a full lunch on the banks of the river and a wetsuit, booties, helmet, etc. to wear in the boat. You will be expected to paddle.

Join us for a multi-day trip and experience all the sections of the Lochsa. The upper section is very technical with lots of precise maneuvering required. Between days on the river, return to Three Rivers Resort and stay in a cabin and sit in a hot tub. Or, arrange a catered outdoor barbeque with us for your group. Sandwich a two day Lochsa trip around a day on the lower Selway fishing or learning to kayak.


Float with us for an incredible 30 miles in one day on the Lochsa. Conquer both the upper section and the main Goat range. Groups by reservation only

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