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Lower Salmon River

Lower Salmon River Rafting

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.

Lower Salmon River

Lower Salmon 5 Day Trip

  • Begins and Ends: Lewiston, Idaho
  • Season: July-September
  • River Distance: 89 miles
  • Rapids: Class II-III
  • Boat Type: Oar, Paddle, Inflatable Kayak
  • Minimum Age: 5 &10 (Based on water levels)
  • Minimum Weight: 50 lbs
Starting at $1890
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Whats Included

RAFTINGClass 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.

Not Included

Pre & Post Trip Lodging:
Hells Canyon Grand Hotel - Lewiston, ID
Forest Service Fee

Lower Salmon 5 Day Trip Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 7 customer reviews

Where does one start!

Where does one start? This was simply a fantastic and new experience for us and we enjoyed it all very much. There was never a dull moment...the river rafting was very exciting and was not scary after all, the food was very yummy and filling, and the games and other distractions were just perfect.

Awesome Experience for the Inexperienced

I'm floored that there are people out there who are multi-skilled and multi-talented, have incredibly pleasant and engaging personalities and never seemed frustrated with our inexperience or with our kids. These guides worked all day long and only seemed to rest when they were sleeping! They appeared to have as much fun as we were, but took everyone's safety very seriously. I never once felt like they could not be trusted.


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Types of Rafts on the Lower Salmon River

Types of Rafts on the Lower Salmon River

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.

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Camping & Dining

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.

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  • Totally Awesome!

    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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