Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston, Idaho
4 or 5 Days from $1099 | Beer trips $1499View Dates & Prices
Soak up the sun. Ramble with the river. The Lower Salmon River in Idaho meanders warm, wide and mellow, making it a great rafting getaway for families and first-time rafters. Idaho’s Lower Salmon River is home to some of America’s most beautiful inland river beaches, super-sandy and sprawling alongside clear, mellow pools which are perfect for stand up paddleboarding and playing in inflatable kayaks. There’s no shortage of thrill seeking either. Some of Idaho’s most famous whitewater rapids, gorges and viewscapes—like Demons Drop, Snow Hole and Blue Canyon are just around the bend. The Lower Salmon River exhibits a side of Idaho seldom seen by most visitors. Distinguished from the forests and mountains that make up much of Idaho’s wilderness, this river runs through the warmer, drier canyon country of the Seven Devils. The Lower Salmon is also a veritable treasure chest of intriguing stories and relics from the past. Known human history dates back to a mind-boggling 10,000 years ago when the first humans inhabited the river canyon, leaving a wealth of Native American rock art.
Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston, Idaho
Premier Pricing: Save $100 per person when you are one of the first four to book a 2021 departure by March 31, 2021 and reference “Premier Pricing” at time of booking.
4-Day Craft Beer-Tasting: July 22
5-Day Women-Only: August 7
5-Day Adult-Only: August 31
O.A.R.S. Dories, Inc. is a licensed & bonded outfitter on the Lower Salmon River
We respect and recognize that many of the river canyons, national forests, BLM and state lands, as well as national parks where we operate are the ancestral homes of many indigenous communities. In Idaho, we acknowledge the traditional territories of the Lemhi-Shoshone, Nez Perce and various bands of the Shoshone-Bannock along the Salmon River, as well as the Coeur d’Alene tribe of the Snake River through Hells Canyon.
“My wife, daughter and I would like to express our delight with the OARS trip we took down the Lower Salmon Gorge this year. There were so many highlights it would be impossible to list them all. But without a doubt the one highlight we have to mention was the crew assigned to our trip. They were six of the finest young men my wife and I have met. We will always remember our first river trip because of the spirit, enthusiasm, professionalism, safety and fun they constantly provided. A company is only as good as its staff and if our crew is representative of the rest of your company, what can I say but You are the greatest, congratulations and Thank You.”
–Ernie, Debra & Emmaline Mauritson ~ Glendale, CA
“We just returned from our first trip with your company. We just wanted to let you know that we had a great time and we absolutely loved our guides. They made the trip so much fun for us all (and even our finicky, high-maintenance kids!) We look forward to our next trip on the Middle Fork either next year or the year after that. Seriously, it was even better than we thought it would be. We are having river withdrawal in a big way! Being parents isn’t always an easy job and we think an important part of it is to give your kids experiences that they can keep with them in their heart. It is safe to say that this trip will be with them in their hearts and minds (ours too!) for a long time and a big part of that is due to our guides. We thank them for that and much more! Looking forward to seeing the river and them again as SOON as possible! ”
-The Jordahl Family ~ Springboro, OH
“By all means, the trip leader and 2 other boatmen absolutely made the trip—I especially liked the emphasis on cleanliness and safety. The meals were very nutritious. I was able to see a part of Idaho I have never seen, having lived here all my life. The lower Salmon was a feast in more ways than one.”
-Pamela Marcum ~ Boise, ID