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Bear Valley Rafting



Enjoy the same great Payette River whitewater experience now with the great team at Bear Valley Rafting!


Spring is in the air, and Bear Valley Rafting is now taking bookings for the 2024 season. We have half-day and full-day trips on the beautiful Payette River. Visit our website today to book your next adventure!

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Helpful Links & Resources
Plan the Perfect River Trip

River information

Bureau of Reclamation - This interactive page from the Bureau is very useful for tracking flows. With a full week of data displayed for any given gauge station, you can really get a feel for how the river is behaving.
American Whitewater Affiliation River Pages - The American Whitewater Affiliation has compiled a list of just about every runnable river in the United States. Each entry contains difficulty ratings, put in and take out information, and other vitals. You will probably want to do a little more research on your own before hopping on the water, but this is a great place to get started on planning your trip.
USGS Streamflow Data - The United States Geological Survey provides information on streamflows around the nation. The site lists average flows for today's date compiled from the USGS database as well as real-time streamflow information.
Snotel Idaho - Great for tracking precipitation and snow track (snow water equivalent) throughout the state.

Garden Valley Motel - At the end of the rainbow, Garden Valley, Idaho.
National Forest Campgrounds - Online reservation system for area campgrounds.
Uncle Billy Bob's Redneck Cabin Rentals - Vacation & Cabin rentals, and RV Parks in Crouch, Idaho.


Starlight Mountain Theatre
- Broadway Musicals Under the Stars & Dining.
Terrace Lakes Resort - Golf, Tennis, Swimming and Lodging & Dining.
Zip Idaho - Idaho's premier zip line tour company.
Garden Valley Trail Rides - Trail rides through the scenic Idaho mountains.
Silver Creek Plunge - Natural geothermal hot springs, camping and more!

Two Rivers Grill - Casual dining with a full bar in Garden Valley, Idaho
Wild Bills Coffee & Bistro - Located in downtown Crouch.
Dirty Shame Saloon - Casual, clean Western & a whole lot of diversions!
Garden Valley Market & Deli - Bringing quality foods & people together.
Terrace Lakes Resort - Golfing, lodging, dining, activities & more!

shopping / gift ideas
Idaho Rock Works - Hand picked river rock sliced to tile thickness, polished rock cabinet knobs, and other items
Flint Knife Company - Welcoming little Idaho gift shop & knife resource.
Garden Valley Market - Go shopping, grab a bite & enjoy yourself!
Ponderosa Sports - Sports & Mercantile supplier
MiddleFork Trading Post - Hardware Store

boating equipment
AIRE Homepage - Aire has a homepage with all of their products that might be of interest to you AIREheads out there.
Idaho River Sports - Kayaks, canoes, rafts, inflatables, paddles, accessories, rentals & more!
Maravia - Rafts, catarafts, silverback pads & accessories.

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“Asked to make a reservation for a full day trip down the canyon one day in advance for three guests. The lady who seems to run the front office managed to fit us in; she was excellent to work with, both over the phone and in person. The float itself was great. The guides were professional, kept safety as a priority and had fun personalities that added to our overall impression of the trip. Strongly recommend this company for anyone seeking an adventure that feels unique to you and not a highly polished "tourist" experience.”

Kayla Schmid

“We had a great experience on the half day "Staircase" trip. Ryan was a terrific guide as was Noah in the second boat. Lots of humor, fun and thrills, while professional and safety first. My husband and I were impressed. We'd love to come back and do the full day Canyon trip. Thanks!”

Ann Schutt

“We had 29 members of our family take a trip with IWU down the Cabarton stretch as one of the activities for our family reunion. There were people from 10 years old to 76 and everyone had a great time and couldn't wait to tell those who didn't go what they missed. They mentioned that they can't wait for the reunion to be in Idaho again. It was definitely the highlight of the weekend. Highly recommend IWU!!”

Randy Rouse

“Booked a half day trip on the Main three days in advance over the phone. We arrived to our appointment 25 minutes late (not recommended) but they still let us float. The staff were all very pleasant and family-oriented. Shane was a great raft guide and made sure we were having enough fun on the trip. Would definitely raft with this company again!"

Heidy Guevara

“Absolutely awesome trip. Ryan was a great guide. Exciting yet never felt unsafe. Everything on the river was well worth it. We are going to do a full day trip next time.”

James McArdle