Camping along the Main Salmon River is one of the best aspects of a rafting trip in this area of Idaho. Broad sandy beaches mixed with tall ponderosa pine, and occasionally a sparkling mountain stream to make the oasis complete.
There's plenty of activity in camp if you want, such as volleyball, slip n' slides, fishing, or exploring. Of course you've got options for a nap, a good book, chatting with the group, or playing on the beach with the kids.
Freshly laundered sleeping bags and sheets provide warmth on cool evenings. You'll receive your personal sleeping bag upon arrival to the river.
Cots make sleeping and relaxing on the river easy. You'll lay your sleeping bag on top of the cot and sleep about 4 inches off the ground.
Tents are always available and easy to set up. You may be like many of our river guests who prefer to sleep under the vast canopy of stars.
Your personal water-resistant bag will protect your duffel bag, sleeping bag and other personal items from exposure to sand and water.
A personal Ammo Can keeps important items handy during the day. This offers a convenient place to store rain gear, sunscreen, medication, etc.
Camp chairs offer comfortable seating along the river's edge. Camp chairs are stowed away while on the river and available while in camp.
A ground cloth keeps your gear and camping areas clean. This can be placed under your tent or cot at night.
A portable toilet and hand wash system is set up each day in camp in a secluded location that assures privacy.
Western uses a "port a-potty" system that is set up each day in a secluded location that assures privacy. This is essentially a toilet without the fancy plumbing and is available from the time you pull into camp each afternoon until you leave camp the next day. Along with the toilet, a system to wash your hands with fresh water will be available.
“The food was fantastic! It was amazing how the guides transformed the campsites into a kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals were very well balanced. Dinners were gourmet.” Kathy - Connecticut
Steaming coffee provides welcome warmth to counter the cool sand between your toes. You might think you're still dreaming when you see plates of steaming flapjacks, fresh fruit and scrambled eggs, but it's the way every morning on the river begins. Your guides are not only trained river professionals, they're talented campfire cooks as well. And fresh food is served on all river adventures.
A wonderful selection of fresh meats and cheeses, delicious bread, along with crisp vegetables and a variety of spreads satisfy hearty lunchtime appetites after a morning in the canyon. Tasty chicken and veggie wraps or perhaps chicken salad pitas may also be part of your mid-day buffet. At all times, unlimited quantities of fresh water and flavoring packets are available to quench your thirst.
While you enjoy delectable appetizers and relax and at the river's edge, the guides prepare a dinner that is sure to surprise and please. Every night is different, but the menu will likely include grilled chicken breasts, tender steaks, pasta, or fresh fish accompanied by tossed green salad with your choice of dressing, vegetables, and side dishes. Dutch-oven cake and cobblers or other scrumptious desserts deliciously top off the evening meal.
This comprehensive PDF guides include river maps, overview, full itineraries, camping and weather information, details on physical requirements, packing lists and more.