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Idaho Rafting
Lower Salmon River

Packing for your Lower Salmon River Trip

It's important to be prepared for your Lower Salmon River rafting vacation. You may encounter all types of weather and conditions. Planning ahead and having the proper gear will ensure you have a safe and enjoyable river rafting experience.Through several decades of experience on the river, Western knows what clothing and gear will keep you smiling every second of your adventure. For your convenience, you can find all these items online with Western's retail division, Red Rock Outfitters.


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How to Pack for your Lower Salmon Rafting Vacation

Get a better idea of each of the items on your Lower Salmon River packing list. See an example of each item and understand why we recommend you pack it for the river.

Packing the Best Camera for Rafting

Choosing the right camera for whitewater rafting is an important decision. With so many options out there, we discuss the pros and cons of the more common cameras we see on the river.

Packing your Bags

Packing for your Lower Salmon River rafting vacation is a bit different than your standard vacation, but it's fairly simple. Just pack the items from our packing list into a duffel bag and we'll take care of the rest. A few pictures show the recommended duffel and the water-resistant bags supplied to you.

Duffle Bag
All of your personal items should be packed into a soft-sided duffle bag approximately 12" x 13" x 24" in size.
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Gear Bag
At the orientation meeting the night prior to your rafting trip, you will receive a water-resistant gear bag. This bag will contain your sleeping bag, sheet and pillow. Put your duffle bag inside this gear bag, roll the top down and clip it securely. Please have your gear bag packed and ready to go the morning of trip departure.
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Day Bag
Also at orientation, you will be provided a water-resistant day bag (approximately 7" x 13"). In this day bag, you will want to put those items you wish to access during the day (raingear, camera, medications, sun block, lip balm, river guidebook, etc). Have your day bag packed with these items so that you are ready for departure on the morning of the rafting trip.
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