River Stats

Whether you find yourself in McCall or Boise if you are looking for a a fun day on the river for your group of friends or family the Cabarton section of the Payette River is very possibly what you are looking for.  This section starts with some incredible high alpine scenery as groups float through long pristine pools.  For those attentive floaters they can often see deer, eagles, otters, deer and maybe even the occasional moose.  

Mid-way through this river trip the whitewater picks up and the rolling waves begin.  Everyone in your raft will laugh and scream as the first splashes of water come over the bow and soak everyone, who was probably getting hot anyway.  After the last calm pool the river steepens again and the whitewater picks up heading through numerous rapids before the thrilling climax waterfall which plunges paddlers into the final long pool before the takeout.

So if you are looking for a full or 3/4 day river trip and want plenty of whitewater, but not too much whitewater, the Cabarton section of the Payette River is likely exactly what you are looking for.


  • Idaho Whitewater Unlimited, Inc

    Idaho Whitewater Unlimited, Inc

    Everyone deserves a good paddling!  Call now!

  • Cascade Raft & Kayak Inc

    Cascade Raft & Kayak Inc

    Since 1985 Cascade Raft has been offering the best Idaho rafting trips.trip that will be perfect for you.

  • Bear Valley Rafting

    Bear Valley Rafting

    Bear Valley Rafting is a whitewater rafting company on the Payette River located at 7864 Highway 55 in Banks, ID. Bear Valley Rafting is only 1 hour from Boise and McCall. We run half day and full day trips on the Main Payette, South Fork Payette, and North Fork Payette. We have adventures from mild to wild and for all abilities.