The Lower Salt River

The best time to paddle the Salt River is May through October when the average water flow is 500 cfs to 1500 cfs. If you are paddling from the top of the river at Water Users launching point down, we prefer a minimum of 600 to 700 cfs to help with navigating through or around Pinball Alley. 

During the off season, an option may be to try a short paddle down the Salt from Phon D Sutton to Granite Reef if the lower Verde River is flowing.

Two inflatable kayaks by Aquaglide on the Salt River.

Salt River Blw Stewart Mountain Dam, Az

  • Streamflow: 1150 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 4.68 ft
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Verde River Flows at Camp Verde

Verde River at Camp Verde, Az

  • Streamflow: 43.5 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 3.32 ft
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