USFS Middle Fork of the Salmon Guide Details
The Middle Fork of the Salmon: A Wild and Scenic River
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River originates 20 miles northwest of Stanley, Idaho with the merging of Bear Valley and Marsh Creeks. It traverses portions of the Challis, Payette, and Salmon National Forests as it flows 106 miles northeast through one of he the deepest gorges in N. America before joining the Main Salmon River. The Middle Fork was one of the original eight rivers in the Nation designated as Wild and Scenic on October 2, 1968. In July 1980, the President of the US established the “Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness” which encompasses the Wild and Scenic Rive in its entirety.
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