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Salmon River High Adventure Base
Youth and Family Rafting at Budget Rates!

Perfect for youth groups, boy scouts, high adventure camps, girl's camps, family reunions, and others.

Salmon River High Adventure Base

Experience 3 action-packed days of whitewater rafting on the Salmon River. The whitewater ranges from mild to wild, providing a confidence building challenge for all. With over 25 rapids including Vinegar, Ruby, Lake Creek, Time Zone, Tight Squeeze, Black Rock and more will build character, bond any team, and provide memories to laugh about for years to come.

What sets this adventure apart? Each day reveals a new, breathtaking section of the river, while staying at the same campsite for simplicity. Our exclusive private campsite, with sandy beach access on the Salmon River, can accommodate large groups comfortably. Here, the wilderness is your retreat. We handle the details—from delicious meals to transportation—letting you immerse fully in the thrill of the adventure. Join us for an unparalleled blend of camaraderie, challenge, and the raw beauty of Idaho's wilderness.

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The Ultimate Youth Rafting Trip


SRHAB - Salmon River High Adventure Base 

at the confluence of French Creek and the Salmon River, upstream of Riggins, Idaho.


3 Days, 2 Nights

Perfect time to experience the rapids, activities and bond as a group! Some groups will pair this with 1-2 nights backpacking in the 7 Devils Range (45 min from Riggins).


Tent camping sites

Large parking area

Restrooms (Forest Service type)
Picnic Tables


Propane Fire Pits (Fires Prohibited)

River access with sandy beach

*This is car/tent camping, make sure your group is prepared*

Packing List & Other Info:

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The safety of participants is our top priority. We have implemented comprehensive safety measures and protocols to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Qualified & Licensed Guides:
Our guides are experienced professionals with training in whitewater rafting, first aid, and river rescue techniques. They are well-equipped to navigate the river's challenges and standout as excellent examples and leaders to youth groups.


Safety Gear:
Every participant is equipped with premium safety gear essential for the journey. Life jackets are mandatory for all, while helmets and wetsuits are provided based on the activity conditions. We rigorously inspect and maintain this equipment to adhere to the highest safety standards.

Safety Briefings:
Before embarking on the adventure, participants receive detailed safety briefings covering river safety, emergency procedures, and the proper use of safety equipment. This ensures that everyone is informed, prepared, and aware of how to stay safe on the river.

River Difficulty:
May/Early June - Class IV with big, high water. Min age 16. 

July/August - Class III+. Deep fun wave trains, warm water. Min age 11.

The rapids are perfect for youth groups! They are thrilling but safe. Adventurous teens can try inflatable kayaks for a wild ride. We often have concerned parents reach out with questions, and we are happy to answer them! Read: 
How safe is rafting?

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We cover the food so your group can focus on the experience! 
Youth are more than welcome to help but our guides are ready to take care of everything.
Food allergies are a required question on each participants e-sign onboarding form.


This camp is perfect for individuals who might not be keen on rafting but still want to enjoy the natural grandeur of the setting. Watch the group navigate the rapids, join in on the milder river sections, or simply enjoy camping at our coveted location along the Salmon River.

Physical Requirements:
Review our Essential Physical Requirements

Leadership, Skills, and Confidence Development:

This adventure goes beyond the thrill of whitewater rafting; it's a transformative journey designed to foster leadership, develop essential skills, and boost confidence among participants. This experience is crafted to challenge youths in a supportive environment, encouraging them to step out of their comfort zones, take on leadership roles, and work collaboratively as a team.

Years down the line, we frequently welcome back individuals as guides who previously distinguished themselves with their exceptional performance on these youth trips.

Team Building:

Through navigating the river's challenges together, participants learn the value of teamwork, communication, and mutual support. Each rapid and calm stretch of the river provides a unique opportunity for individuals to lead, make decisions, and contribute to the group's success.

Problem-Solving Skills:

Facing the unpredictability of the river, youths learn to think on their feet, adapting to changing conditions and solving problems collectively. These critical thinking skills are invaluable, translating to real-world situations beyond the riverbanks.

Social Experience:
This unique setting away from screens promotes genuine connections, allowing individuals to appreciate the joy of collaboration and the richness of unplugged interactions, contributing significantly to personal growth and group cohesion.

Confidence Building:
Overcoming the physical and mental challenges presented by the river instills a sense of achievement and self-reliance in participants. This environment allows individuals to discover their strengths, push their limits, and build confidence in their abilities.

Perfect Church/Youth Group Trip:

Evenings in camp provide great time to connect with youth through meetings and spiritual activities. (Usually 2-4 hours are available each evening). Our guides are happy to assist. We do our best to customize your trip to your needs.

* Group Discounts Available *

What's Included:

  • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • Eating Utensils.

  • River gear - PFD, helmet, safety equipment (Bringing personal river gear - verify with us).

  • Camping Chairs.

  • Special dietary needs can be met. Please let us know in advance. 

Not Included:

  • Beverages - more than welcome to bring your own. Discuss with us before your trip.

  • Tents & Personal Camping Gear

We guarantee the unforgettable trip of a lifetime that you will be talking about for years to come!

Ashley Leavitt

"We went with a large group, and everyone enjoyed themselves. Our guide, Gabe was extremely knowledgeable and super fun. The Adventure Idaho crew made a memorable experience for us. Can’t wait to go back again!"

Annie Phillips

Adventure Idaho is the most amazing rafting company! The guides are so personable, professional, and friendly. We took a group of youth on a rafting trip for camp, and we loved how wholesome and clean the guides were. They learned all our names, cooked great food, and even hung out with us at camp playing guitar and telling stories. It truly was the best few days! Thank you for the unforgettable experience, Adventure Idaho!

Gideon Randolph

"This was my first time rafting and it was SO cool! Jared (our guide) was so awesome! This is the best company in town… they have the nicest staff and fun boats! Ask to ride the pickle fork!!"

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