South Fork Payette - Staircase

River Stats

The South Fork of the Payette has a number of sections each with a different levels of adventure and unique characteristics; but all the sections have pristine clear mountain water, magnificent river canyons, and each section has some technical and challenging whitewater ready to challenge any adventure seeker.

The staircase section of the South Fork of the Payette is full of exciting class III and IV boulder garden rapids which prove challenging enough for even the most seasoned paddlers while still being accessible to just about any person who is up for an adventure.  The half-day stair case section has longer rapids with technical maneuvering which is what separates it from the more mellow Main Payette down stream.