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Kayak the Salmon River

Running the river in a kayak is an experience like no other. Whether you're looking to discover the true excitement of running a rapid for the first time, or want the challenge of class III-IV whitewater, SRAC has the experience you are looking for!

We provide a safe learning environment, to create the next generation of paddlers and provide the foundation for whitewater success!

Teen Kayak Camp

  • River Rating: Class I-III
  • Minimum Age: 12 
  • Length: 7 days
  • Includes: Camping, meals, and equipment
  • 2023 Dates: June 25th – July 1st
  • From: $1299
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Learn the fundamentals of whitewater kayaking and how to “read” the river!

Beginner Kayak Camp

  • River Rating: Class I-III
  • Minimum Age: 16 (with parent/guardian)
  • Length: 5 Days
  • Includes: Camping, meals, and equipment
  • 2023 Dates: July 16th – 20th
  • From: $1999
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Be empowered to paddle with other ladies! Learn new skills on the friendly rapids of the Salmon River in a safe non-critical environment.

Women’s Kayak Camp

  • River Rating: Class I-III
  • Minimum Age: 16 (must be accompanied by adult)
  • Length: 5 Days
  • Includes: Camping, meals, and equipment
  • 2023 Dates: August 9th – 13th
  • From: $1999
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Take your kayaking skills to the next level! Focus on developing the skills to start running more challenging whitewater.

Paddle with a Pro – Intermediate Kayak Camp

  • River Rating: Class II-III
  • Skills required: Combat roll in class II water
  • Minimum Age: 16 (with parent/guardian)
  • Length: 6 days, 5 nights
  • Includes: Instruction, glamping, healthy meals, and equipment
  • 2023 Dates: June 19th – 24th
  • From: $2399
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Want to brush up on your roll, eddy turns, and spend a day in the boat before heading down the Main Salmon? This is the class for you!

Kayak Refresher

  • River Rating: Class I-II
  • Minimum Age: 16 (with parent/guardian)
  • Length: 7 hours
  • Departs: Daily 9AM
  • Includes: Riverside lunch & equipment
  • From: $149
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Need help tuning up your roll, or learning to catching a wave? We've got you covered! These private sessions provide a customized learning environment.

Private Kayak Instruction

  • River Rating: Class I-III
  • Minimum Age: 10 
  • Length: 7 hours
  • Departs: Daily 9AM
  • Includes: Instruction, equipment, and lunch
  • From: $160
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Adventures like no other.

Book today and experience the Salmon River.

Why the Salmon

The Salmon River, also known as "The River of No Return," is the longest free flowing river in the lower 48. The Salmon’s headwaters are in the mountains of south central Idaho, and the river runs about 420 miles until it reaches its confluence with the Snake River along the Oregon border. In 1980, the Salmon River received the “Wild and Scenic” designation from the US Department of the Interior. Less than .05% of the rivers in the US have received this designation. When you visit a “Wild and Scenic River” you can expect a quality river experience. From the crystal-clear water, to the abundant wildlife, you have a river actively preserved in its natural form.
The 45 miles of the Salmon River from North Fork to the Corn Creek, includes various classes of whitewater. From the calm waters of class I, to the thrilling whitewater of class IV, SRAC offers something for everyone. The friendly characteristic rapids of the Salmon finish in a deep pool of water. If you have always wanted to try something new, this is a great environment to try rowing a raft, SUP or paddling a kayak.

Experience

Our team has an unparalleled passion for whitewater and over 75 years of combined river running experience! Our collective goal is to develop lifelong river runners and avid whitewater professionals. With the help of our experienced professionally trained instructors, you can discover the true excitement of running a rapid for your first time or take your skills to the next level!

Image of rafts on a multi-day trip on the river