Kayaking Black Canyon on the Bear River in Grace IdahoThe Bear River in Southeast Idaho is a great place for Whitewater recreation for Kayaking and River Rafting! The Black Canyon below the Grace dam and the Oneida Narrows below the Oneida dam provide opportunities for whitewater recreation, depending on the time of year and the availability of water.
Pacific Corp’s Bear River Whitewater Release Schedule

Black Canyon of the Bear Whitewater Festival

Kayak Idaho’s Black Canyon Information

The Black Canyon is rated Class 51 whitewater, appropriate for expert boaters only. Class 5 whitewater is described as extremely long, obstructed, or very violent rapids, which expose a paddler to added risk. Drops may contain large, unavoidable waves and holes or steep, congested
chutes with complex, demanding routes. Rapids may continue for long distances between pools, demanding a high level of fitness. What eddies exist may be small, turbulent, or difficult to reach. At the high end of the scale, several of these factors may be combined. Scouting is recommended but may be difficult. Swims are dangerous, and rescue is often difficult, even for experts. A very reliable Eskimo-roll, proper equipment, extensive experience, and practiced rescue skills are essential.

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