The Lower Salmon River is a river expedition Maui style with white sandy beaches inviting you all along the way. With lots of class III & IV whitewater, a guided rafting trip on the Lower Salmon River has a great balance of heart pounding whitewater rafting and stress melting beachside camping. The Lower Salmon is a summer recreation dreamland offering a continuous wave of good times and new memories. From running the rapids and swimming the pools to playing games in the sand and relaxing beneath the stars, its hard to imagine anything could make these trips better. But add a gourmet meals prepared by our friendly and knowledgeable guides and now these trips are truly unforgettable.

The night before each trip departs, guests and guides will have a meet and greet at the Minam Store where we will discuss river protocol. The next morning we will shuttle you to the Hammer Creek boat ramp outside of Whitebird, Idaho for the start of your float. Trips will end 72 miles down river at Heller Bar on the Snake River. From there you will be shuttled back to the Minam Store where your vehicle will be parked. These guided whitewater floats are typically done in 5 days, but 4 day options are also available. Or if you would like to prolonge your retreat from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, we can slow it down and spend 6 days on the river.

Guided whitewater raft trips are all inclusive. Guests will be provided with top of the line camp gear including a heavy duty sleeping pad, a warm sleeping bag, a sturdy cot, a spacious tent, and a comfy camp chair. Delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be prepared riverside by our guides using fresh locally sourced ingredients.

 
 

Deposit & Cancellation Policy:

50% down payment is required to book a trip with final payment due 30 days prior to launch. Deposits and final payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.  Effective July 25, 2020 All guests making reservations for multi-day trips are required to purchase CFAR (cancel for any reason) Travel Insurance to protect their investment and ours.  We recommend purchasing your CFAR travel insurance through a company like AIG Travel Guard or Travelex.  We cannot continue to invest money into equipment, guides, trip supplies, and food to give you the best river trip possible and then refund money when events cause you to cancel, or us to cancel for reasons that may be out of anyone's control. Covid-19 regulations and travel restrictions are everchanging and purchasing CFAR travel insurance will protect your investment.  We cannot give cash refunds for any reason whatsoever. We cannot make exceptions due to medical or family emergencies, weather conditions, travel restrictions imposed by local, state, or federal agencies.  CFAR travel insurance protects your investment whether you cancel for any reason or we are unable to perform the trip.  Most insurance companies require trip insurance to be purchased within a couple weeks of making your deposit so do not put it off.  

Lower Salmon River Rates

4 day -  $1295

5 day - $1595

6 day - $1795

Gorges of the Lower Salmon River 2021 Launch Dates

July 19-22 Gifford Hirlinger and AK's FULL
August 5-8 Sleight of Hand Cellars and AK's FULL

Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to move any trip to a different river for safety due to extreme water conditions, forest fires, road closures, and/or acts of God. 

The Snake River through Hells Canyon: Wine & Food on the River 2021 launch dates

June 10-14 Pepperbridge Winery and AK's FULL

July 4-8 Seven Hills Winery and AK's FULL

July 28-August 1 Bergevin Lane Vineyards & AK's FULL

August 13-17 Reininger Winery & AK's FULL

August 21-25  Solemn Cellars & AK's FULL

August 29-September 2 Brook & Bull and Canvasback wines & AK's FULL

September 6-10 L'Ecole No 41 WineryTerminal Gravity Brewing & AK's FULL

Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to move any trip to a different river for safety due to extreme water conditions, forest fires, road closures, and/or acts of God. 

Wild and Scenic Grande Ronde River 2022 Launch Dates

May 16-18 Morels and Wildflowers! Devium Wines & AK's
May 24-27 Dunham Cellars
June 1-4 Dusted Valley Winery

Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to move any trip to a different river for safety due to extreme water conditions, forest fires, road closures, and/or acts of God. 

The Snake River through Hells Canyon: Wine & Food on the River 2022 launch dates

June 10-14 Sleight of Hand Cellars

July 12-16 Time & Direction Wines

July 28-August 1 Seven Hills Winery

August 13-17 Reininger Winery

August 21-25 L'Ecole No 41

August 29-September 2 Gifford Hirlinger

Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to move any trip to a different river for safety due to extreme water conditions, forest fires, road closures, and/or acts of God. 

Gorges of the Lower Salmon River 2022 Launch Dates

July 19-22 WSU Alumni Association
August 4-7 Solemn Cellars
 
Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to move any trip to a different river for safety due to extreme water conditions, forest fires, road closures, and/or acts of God. 

Wine & Food on the River Rates 2021

Wild and Scenic Grande Ronde River 3 days, 2 nights

$1,195 per person

The Snake River through Hells Canyon 5 days, 4 nights

$1,995 per person

The Snake River through Hells Canyon 3 days, 2 nights

$1,495 per person

The Lower Salmon River 5 days, 4 nights

$1,995 per person

The Lower Salmon River 4 days, 3 nights

$1,595 per person

Wine & Food on the River Packing List

Lower Salmon River Itinerary