Whitewater Rafting

Idaho Rafting on the Middle Fork Salmon River with O.A.R.S.

WhiteWaterRafting Official Outfitter: OARS

Middle Fork of the Salmon River Rafting

With  over 100 winding miles of river — and more than 100 sets of rapids —  there’s no wondering why the journey through the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness along the Middle Fork of the Salmon is considered unparalleled. An O.A.R.S. adventure on the Middle Fork Salmon River offers exciting Idaho whitewater rafting opportunities combined with Blue Ribbon trout fishing, hikes to cascading waterfalls and historical Native American sites, relaxing soaks in natural hot springs and catered camping beneath the pines and in lush mountain meadows.

Middle Fork Salmon River Rafting – Itinerary at a Glance

  • Scenic flight from Stanley, Idaho to the put-in at Indian Creek (Boundary Creek if water levels allow)
  • Fantastic alpine scenery, deep green forests, dramatic mountains and crystal clear creeks
  • Soak in a steaming natural hot spring after braving Velvet Falls and Ramshorn rapids
  • Feast on a picnic lunch, take a swim and a short hike
  • Try your hand at a paddleboat or inflatable kayak
  • Music, stories and jokes, the popping of the fire
  • Watch the scenery change from high mountains to rolling hills
  • Forests give way to miles of open grassland dotted with cool glades of pine
  • Run huge rapids like Powerhouse and Pistol Creek
  • Another soak in a hot spring, caves decorated with Sheepeater Indian pictographs
  • Hike to the magnificent Veil Falls plummeting into a natural amphitheatre
  • Impassable Canyon, Redside, Rubber and Hancock rapids
  • Reach the confluence of the Main Salmon River and head back to civilization