Soak up rich scenic wonder and history while splashing toward huge sandy camping beaches. The Lower Salmon River trip explores the final miles of the Salmon River before it joins the mighty Snake River on its way to the Columbia. On this section of river, the trip covers 53 miles on the Salmon River plus another 21 miles on the Snake River. Along the way, we float through four different canyons named Green, Cougar, Snowhole and Blue.
Choose from the standard Monday departure dates, or if you're planning to travel with kids, check out the "Family Magic" departures. Families with kids can enjoy the "Family Magic" trips which are uniquely equipped with a dedicated and specially trained guide who entertains children with nature hikes and fun activities. A separate kids-only menu treats the kids to dinner at an earlier hour, while the more mature palate will enjoy nightly riverside gourmet. All this makes the Lower Salmon River Family Magic trip the perfect family rafting trip for younger families.
RAFTING Class II-III whitewater rafting (rapids depend on water levels).
HIKING Short walks to longer, more difficult hikes (all optional).
MEALS Guides prepare all meals for you between departure and return.
CAMPING Pads, tents, sleeping bags, pillows, chairs and water-resistant bag.
Optional Pre & Post Trip Lodging:
Red Lion Hotel = $110+tax per room (pre and post trip)
Forest Service Fee
The Lower Salmon offers the opportunity to paddle your own inflatable
kayak, enjoy the excitement of a paddle raft, or ride aboard a comfortable
oar rig piloted by your skilled guides.
We call it luxury camping. In order to make your trip run as smoothly and comfortably as possible, we use a cargo raft to carry camping gear, food and supplies ahead of the main group. This allows our smaller rafts to be lighter and more maneuverable, which makes for a safer ride with more bounce and splash. The cargo boat crew arrives at camp early to setup the kitchen and tents.
The experience was absolutely unique and to quote my teenage sons, 'totally awesome.' We learned, were thrilled with the whitewater, made new friends, ate like kings, and most importantly, totally relaxed.
Joseph - New York, USA
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