Lower Salmon River

Whitewater Rafting


Salmon River Whitewater Rafting

Located in the middle of Idaho, the Salmon River runs 425 miles from the deep wilderness of Idaho to the confluence with the Snake River. The Salmon River is the largest undammed river in the lower 48 states. It is known as “The River of No Return,” named when early explorers could navigate the river downstream but couldn’t pull their wooden boats back upstream due to strong currents and rapids.

Our Salmon Whitewater Rafting Trips are 62 miles through some of the most beautiful canyons on the Salmon River: Green Canyon, Cougar Canyon, Snowhole Canyon, and Blue Canyon. Rapids alternate between fun and splashy whitewater to calm stretches of relaxing floating.

Whitewater Rafting Vacations on the Salmon River are perfect for families or large groups. Kids love the big sandy beaches and great fishing. Select from our Salmon River adventures today. Do you need assistance with booking? Contact us–our staff is ready to help.

Salmon River Whitewater Rafting


  • Class II, III, and IV whitewater rafting: experience all types of waves
  • Luxury beach camping and delicious gourmet meals
  • Abundant sandy beaches to enjoy, play river games on, and camp!
  • Extraordinary scenery and wildlife viewing. On our Salmon River adventures, our groups typically see mountain goats, sheep, bald eagles, otters, bear, deer, and many more!
  • Hike to beautiful vistas, old homesteads and petroglyphs made by people long ago. All hikes are optional
  • Kayak the Salmon River through the rapids for adventure or in the mellow water to explore
  • Fish for smallmouth bass and in the fall: steelhead fish


  • Shuttle to and from the Salmon River. Trips can start and end either at our office location in Cambridge, ID or in Lewiston, ID.

  • 4-Day, 5-Day, or 6-Day Trips of Salmon River whitewater rafting and kayaking. Experience the canyons in the best possible way!

  • All river and safety gear necessary: PFD’s (life jackets), boats, oars, etc.

  • Camping on cushy sleeping pads in roomy tents with freshly laundered pillows, sheets and sleeping bags

  • Gourmet restaurant quality meals from our River Chef Lauren including locally sourced meats and produce:

  • Full breakfasts of as-much-coffee-as-you-can-drink, teas, yogurts, homemade granola, fresh fruit grown in Idaho and meals like banana bread French toast, freshly baked biscuits and gravy, or scratch pancakes and of course, bacon.

  • Lunches are served riverside with grilled chicken Caesar salad wraps, honey mustard bacon chicken sandwiches or BLT’s and always served with warm homemade cookies, fresh salads and more juicy Idaho summer fruit

  • Everyone is hungry after day on the river. Appetizers are served in the evenings at camp. Can’t go wrong with baked brie, bacon onion jam or bruschetta.

  • Dinners are the highlight of the day (at least for us!). Every dinner includes an entree, salad, a vegetable and hot fresh baked bread. Pineapple BBQ Chicken with grilled pineapple and Snake River Fish Tacos are just a couple of our specialties.

  • Desserts are always baked hot and fresh that night in Dutch ovens by our excellent guides. Our specialties include chocolate cakes, cobblers, strawberry shortcakes and camping trips are never complete without some form of S’mores.

    Are you a vegetarian? Have a food allergy or preference? No problem! We are happy to cater to anyone’s food needs. Just give us a heads up when you book a trip and we’ll be happy to cook food you’ll enjoy.


4 Days | 62 miles

Lower Salmon River | Idaho Rafting

5 OR 6 DAYS | 62 Miles

Lower Salmon River | Idaho Rafting