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“Salmon River Rafting Company-Wayne Johnson -Main Fork Salmon River”
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Salmon River
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Ranked #177 of 614 things to do in Idaho
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Owner description: The "River of No Return" is the longest free-flowing river contained within one state of America's lower 48 states. This river begins South of Stanley, Idaho, through the towns of Clayton, Challis and Salmon before heading West through the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The Designated Wild & Scenic section, from Corn Creek to Carey Creek is one of the world's best wilderness river trips.
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“Salmon River Rafting Company-Wayne Johnson -Main Fork Salmon River”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

The river trip is a perfect escape from the pace of life today. SRRC and owner Wayne Johnson and long time guide Steve Gale gave 11 BOOMERS a spectacular 5 days over a long Labor Day weekend. This was a Lodge Trip, beds,breakfast, dinner and great hospitality from delightful and interesting, hard working families who live in this wilderness. All 11 of us will return for an early summer camping trip. The breathtaking beauty of the canyon of the Main Fork of the Salmon (2nd deepest in the US) and short hikes to historic sites made every minute interesting. The rapids were exciting but not threatening and the occasional stretches of flat water were relaxing. Most enjoyable was the endless font of history, geology, archeology, humor and adventure stories from Wayne and Steve too. Wayne is truly a Renaissance Man whose passion for the place, the people and the history of this place is infectious.we left with books about the river, the colorful folks who have lived there and we plan to return, soon. The trip is not cheap but is reasonable. Importantly, you never have to open your wallet from when you meet Wayne to getting in your car to depart after sad goodbyes. Hotel, meals, transport to Corn Creek to start the float, River of No Return Lodge, Whitewater Ranch, China Bar, Shepp Ranch and a great flight back to Salmon I'd for another night at the hotel and a farewell dinner are all included. at trips end be generous with your guides.

Visited September 2013
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Mountain Home, Idaho, United States
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“Whitewater rafting”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Salmon River Rafting company. Did a great job, guides were awesome, knowledgeable and fun. Lunch was awesome and well planned, well worth the time:-)

Visited August 2013
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Kennewick, Washington
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“Love that white-water rafting!”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Great river to raft on. This time we did the Lower Salmon with friends. Plenty of class 2,3 and some 4 rapids. Gear and labor intensive unless you go with an outfitter. If you are not experienced, or do not have someone experienced take you, go with one of the outfitters. Beautiful scenery. Lots of wildlife. Shuttles and services available in White Bird. Sleep on sand beaches. Pack in and out all supplies and waste (including your own!) No services once you are on the river. You need Idaho invasive species permit for your boat, Washington Discover Pass to park your car at the takeout at Heller Bar. Do your homework.

Visited July 2013
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Hanford, California
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“best float fly fishing for your dollar”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Went fly fishing on 7/29/13 and had a great time on the water, excellent boat,equipment,selection of flies,and a great fishing guide. landed over 40 fish "catch and release" some very large cut throat. best bang for your dollar. This is a don't miss fishing trip! thank you for a great time.
Steve from california

Visited July 2013
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harrison, idaho
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“Lower Salmon River with Three Rivers Rafting”
Reviewed 17 July 2013

The Lower Salmon is wild and beautiful, flanked by steep cliffs and towering peaks. Scattered along its length are pristine white sand beaches that make for top-notch camps. The whitewater is challenging, fun, and keeps on coming. Three Rivers Rafting of Lowell, Idaho, adds incredible guides, great food, and just the right equipment for a memorable foray into the wilderness. Liam and Allison provided mountains of knowledge and expertise on the river, from their whitewater skills, to fluency with historical and natural history. They amazed all of us with their culinary skill, serving up mountains of fabulous food. Camps were created to facilitate space for those who chose quiet solitude as well as those wanting more active and communal pursuits. Although I've participated in a number of extended river trips, this was my first on the Lower Salmon. The river provides an incomparable setting, Three Rivers Rafting makes it a truly sublime experience. I'll be back!

Visited July 2013
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