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Horshoe Bend, Payette River, The Bladder

The BladderPlayspot: USA, Idaho, Horshoe Bend, Payette River, The Bladder.

What's it like

The Bladder is created when 10,000+ cfs rush over an inflatable dam in Horseshoe Bend ID. The wave can go from super easy to catch and a glassy wave, to a pumping hole that you don't really want to be in. The reason that the Bladder changes is due to the inflatable dam's air moving from side to side. The whole dynamics of the wave will change in a matter of seconds.

The Bladder

Route description

From Boise, Drive North along highway 55 until reaching Horseshoe Bend. Take the Last right before crossing over the river, and follow until pavement ends (approx. 1 mile). Take the first left to the river, and park anywhere.

More info

Water level: USGS Payette @Horshoe Bend

Locals

This spot was set up as a kayakers playpark. If the Bladder is running or the river is running over 10,000 CFS you should only see kayakers.

Events

No events take place here due to infrequency of high flows.

Info source

Jeremy Himle
Boaterlock.com

Nearest weather station (°F):

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