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50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act!Special Events :: Community Event also Sports :: Outdoors
50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act!
12:00 PM
Wilderness Gateway Campground
Description:
Every year, Memorial Day Weekend draws a crowd of people to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests for Lochsa Madness - a weekend of river adventure as whitewater enthusiasts take advantage of spring runoff and wild water on the Lochsa River.

This year, the celebration will be bigger and better than ever, with events all weekend long celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The Wild and Scenic Lochsa River was one of the original rivers designated under this Act in 1968, which continues to protect the river's free-flowing waters and outstanding scenery and recreation.

Many groups came together to make the 2018 Lochsa Madness event special, with events and activities that celebrate Wild and Scenic Rivers, provide information about the Act, and help us continue to appreciate the wild and wonderful Lochsa River. We hope you'll join in the fun!

SCHEDULE:
Saturday, 5/26, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. PDT: Bring your family to the pavilion at Wilderness Gateway Campground for kid-friendly river education activities, boating skills relay races, a welcome presentation, and raffle.

Saturday, 5/26 and Sunday, 5/27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT: Wake up with free coffee (bring your own mug) at the Fish Creek put-in and learn more about the Wild and Scenic Lochsa River.

Saturday, 5/26 and Sunday, 5/27, All Day: Recycle your cans at Lochsa Falls and learn more about the Wild and Scenic Lochsa River.

Saturday, 5/26 and Sunday, 5/27, 7:30/8:00 p.m. (approximately) PDT: Wild and Scenic River films, rafting videos, and Idaho Whitewater Association video contest (https://www.facebook.com/events/1775312375866290) at the pavilion at Wilderness Gateway Campground.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Wilderness Gateway Campground
Address: Highway 12, milepost 122.5 Lowell, ID 83539
Phone: N/A

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