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The Swirley Canyon Half Day Float on the South Fork Payette River takes you from Danskin to Alder Creek.

This 8-mile section of the South Fork is a unique place, rich in history, with 150 ft. sheer rock walls and an abundance of hot springs. Its name is derived from the nature of the water as tight turns in the river channel create fascinating whirlpools and eddy lines. The feeling is one of seclusion in a place of extreme natural beauty, especially in the evenings!

Half Day

Swirley Canyon

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Available: 7 days, May through September
(Water levels permitting)

  • 10:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm


  • $50.00

Child (12 & Under)

  • $30.00

Group Discounts

  • 15 or more: 10% off!
  • 24 or more: 15% off!

Availability & Rates

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Class 3

Class 2 / 3
Class 3 / Some 4

Class I & II
Scenic Flat Water

Class II & Easy III
Playful Rapids

Class III & Some Class IV
Difficult Rapids

Class IV
Lots of Heavy Rapids

Difficulty Factors

Class 4

Class 1
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