Payette River: Chief Parrish

The Main Payette River is a classic Class III, pool-drop river. Chief Parrish is located about half way along the Main Payette River between Banks and Beehive Bend. This site is used as a launch or take-out spot primarily used by kayakers. The site is also a popular picnicking site. The facilities include a small, gravel parking area, vault toilet, and three picnic tables. This is a fee parking area - $3.00/day or $20.00 season pass for the Payette River System. Day passes are available on-site.

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Payette River: Chief Parrish



Iconograph of a picnic table
Iconograph of a person paddling a kayak

Geographic Coordinates

44.02611111, -116.1388889


Chief Parrish is about two miles north of Beehive Bend Take-out Site and approximately eight miles north of Horseshoe Bend on Highway 55. Highway signs point out the location.


Parking: $3/day; $20/ annual pass