Battle Creek Wild and Scenic River

Battle Creek Wild and Scenic River

Battle Creek flows through a narrow, extremely meandering 200 foot deep canyon.  The canyon consists of nearly continuous vertical walls of rhyolite which are about 1/8 mile apart.  Over the next 20 miles the canyon will widen to no more than 3/8 miles across and deepen to as much as 500 feet.  Tucked between the cliffs and stream channel is a lush riparian area of willow, chokecherry, dogwood, alder, rose, currant, sedges and greases.  Battle Creek is floatable for experienced boaters and also provides a beautiful hike for those floating the Owyhee River.

Find out more about other wild and scenic rivers on the Idaho National Conservation Lands page or on the wild and scenic rivers program page.



23.4 miles


Designation Date:
March 30, 2009

Designating Legislation:
Public Law 111-11

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