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ACTIVITY: Camping & Exploring
LOCATION:
Northfork area

FEE: None
OPEN DATES:
Anytime
COMENTS: We recently visited Northfork and the river just beyond. There are old structures to photograph and plenty of camping sites for the nature lover on a budget. There is a beautiful lodge as well. Submitted by Carey Crowder

ACTIVITY: Exploring Chinese mining camp foundation, gold panning, fishing, kayaking
LOCATION:
Murtaugh put in

FEE: None
OPEN DATES:
Anytime
COMENTS: Located east of the Murtaugh Bridge on the north side of the Snake River. This location was a ferry landing in the horse and wagon days. The old ferry site can be found on the south side of the river about 1/4 mile hike along the river. On the north side, along the small cliff face lies the foundation of an old Chinese mine shack. Along the north side of the canyon, is a rocky gravel bar with fine gold and garnets. The submitter of this entry has prospected there many times in the past years and found minute amounts of gold, garnets and an abundance of hematite and magnetite in the sands. A short hike up the north side of the river to the east of the bridge shows sites of dredging in bygone days.

ACTIVITY: Swimming, cliff exploring, boating, fishing, view falls, gold panning
LOCATION:
Cauldron Linn, Star Falls

FEE: None
OPEN DATES:
Anytime
COMENTS: A mile long recreation area featuring Star Falls and the beautiful Snake River Canyon. Fine gold and some small garnets of many colors can be found by panning in the sandbar just east of the entrance drive. Cauldron Linn can be reached by taking Murtaugh Road just west of Hazelton. Follow the road about seven miles south and follow the signs. It can also be reached from thw small town of Murtaugh, cross the tracks and follow the road as it winds north across the Snake River Canyon. About a mile north, follow the signs.

ACTIVITY:Dig for Star Garnets
LOCATION:
Near Clarkia, Idaho

FEE: $10.00
OPEN DATES:
Memorial Day to Labor Day, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
COMENTS: The Emerald Springs Garnet area is run by the US Forest Service. Your $10.00 fee allows you to remove up to 5 lbs. of garnets. We found 5 ounces in about 2 hours without knowing what we were doing! Warning: This is VERY muddy...you have to dig gravel out to sort through while standing knee deep in muddy water. Bring a shovel and/or other digging equipment. You can rent a screen for $2.00

ACTIVITY: WHITEWATER RIVER RAFTING IN THE WILDERNESS
LOCATION: SALMON, IDAHO

FEE: :None
OPEN DATES:
: JUNE THRU SEPTEMBER
COMENTS: There's nothing like shooting rapids in Idaho! Camp along river on a 3 day or 7 day trip. Wonderful Scenery.

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