When? It's running at 60,000+ at the moment and has that malevolent look to it or are you looking for later in the season?
Approx (from memory not looking at map) 25 miles Vinegar to Riggins, 30 miles Riggins to Hammer Creek, 39 miles Hammer to Eagle Creek. You'd make the miles fast at these flows as long as there are no mishaps. We have never driven Eagle Creek road - it has a bad reputation and you would want to check locally as there have been some recent washouts of other roads. Pine bar is about 10 miles downstream from Hammer CK and has paved access. Everything would be high bench camping at this point at 60,000 it is basically bank to bank with no beaches, that might make camping on the hwy 195 road stretch tricky as many benches are private but there is a campground at Slate Creek rec area you could access.
Originally Posted by Birgit
I am looking for information on the lower salmon. We are thinking about putting in at vinegar creek and taking out just above Slide.
Which takeout would we shoot for if we donít want to run Slide? And how many river miles would that be?
What is the camping like along the road?
Any info would be greatly appreciated