The Lower Salmon River is a river expedition Maui style with white sandy beaches inviting you 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, it’s 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.


2023 Rates & Dates:

Family Whitewater: $1,450/adult & $1,150/child (5-15 years old)

12 guest minimum. Inquire for custom trip dates.

Specialty Wine & Food: $1,755/person

July 11-14 Wine & Food Sleight of Hand Cellars

July 19-22 

July 27-30 Wine & Food Seven Hills Winery

August 4-7 

August 12-15

Augsut 20-23

August 28-31

The night before each trip departs, guests and guides will have a meet and greet at a designated hotel in the Lewiston, Clarkston Valley where you will receive drybags and go over the morning's itinerary. The next morning, we will shuttle you to the Pine Bar boat ramp outside of Grangeville, Idaho for the start of your float. Trips will end 61 miles downriver at Heller Bar on the Snake River. From there you will be shuttled back to the hotel where your vehicle will be parked. These guided whitewater floats are typically done in 4 days, but 5 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.  

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. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason. 

Wine & Food on the River Packing List