Kelly's Whitewater Park

Paddling & Surf Locations

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Kelly’s Whitewater Park is a great family place just a 1.5 hour drive north of Boise on State Hwy 55, and it’s free to the public!

Kayakers, tubers, rafters, and canoeists of all ages will enjoy the park’s five in-water features which will be challenging for both beginning and advanced paddlers.

Idaho River Sports is available on some weekends with the latest boats & boards for free demos. Call ahead if you want to meet us there!

The park is also home to a 2,600 square-foot Welcome Center that is perched over the river with panoramic views of the water features and will be a major attraction all by itself. Exhibits will showcase the history of the Native Americans, settlers, ranching, railroad, mining, timber industry and the recreational background of the region in a Gallery type setting. The Welcome Center features bathrooms and changing rooms, a wood burning stone fireplace and indoor seating. The 3.4 landscaped grounds include an outdoor amphitheater.

Kelly’s Kayak School provides students in Valley County with free kayaking lessons and is sponsored by Friends of Kelly’s Whitewater Park, a not for profit organization that built the park. The goal is to introduce a new sport to the youths, provide instruction in a safe environment and ultimately cultivate a future kayaking Olympian. The enrollment for the first year is 64 students.

Kelly’s Whitewater Park is expected to be open 10am – 8pm, Monday through Friday and 8am – 8pm, Saturday and Sunday through September.

KWP is located at mile marker 114.4 on Highway 55. For more information contact Kelly’s Whitewater Park Director, at 208-315-2363.

Camping and accommodations available near the park include Birch Glen Lodge - click here for more.


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