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SIX OR TWELVE DAY RIVER ADVENTURES

MIDDLE FORK AND MAIN SALMON RIVERS, IDAHO

  • Never been Rafting in Idaho?
  • Rafting on the Middle Fork with Canyons
  • These trips will make your kids giggle
  • Rafting on the Middle Fork with Canyons
  • Never been Rafting in Idaho?
  • Rafting on the Middle Fork with Canyons
  • Rafting on the Middle Fork with Canyons
  • Rafting on the Middle Fork with Canyons
  • These trips will make your kids giggle
  • Rafting on the Middle Fork with Canyons
  • Never been Rafting in Idaho?
  • Rafting on the Middle Fork with Canyons

Driving Options for a Middle Fork & Main Salmon Combination Trip

You may choose the Drive Option if you are local, regionally local or you prefer to take some time to see our beautiful state before and after your river trip.

**YOU are responsible for making your own vehicle shuttle arrangements.

Driving logistics without a boat:

June -July Trips:

Option #1
  • Begin your trip in Stanley, Idaho.
  • Meet our shuttle bus in Stanley at the Mountain Village Resort at 7 am on the morning of your trip launch.
  • Pre-arrange a shuttle for your vehicle (River Shuttles or info@rivershuttles.com)
  • Park your vehicle in the designated parking lot and leave your keys in the key drop (in your filled out envelope).
  • Your vehicle drop off location will be the McCall airport.
  • On the last day of your trip, our shuttle bus will drop you at your vehicle, at the McCall airport around 3:30 pm.
Option #2
  • Begin your trip in McCall, Idaho.
  • Take a scenic 1-way flight from McCall to Bruce Meadows on the morning of your trip launch at 7:30 am. Our shuttle bus will pick you up and take you to the river.
  • Leave your vehicle parked (for free) at the McCall airport (retrieve a parking pass from the front desk).
  • On the last day of your trip, our shuttle bus will bring you out to your car, arriving at the McCall airport around 3:30 pm.

August- September (mandatory flight into the river to begin your trip):

  • Begin your trip in McCall, Idaho.
  • Take a scenic 1-way flight from McCall to Indian Creek on the morning of your trip launch at 8:30 am. You will land at the river.
  • Leave your vehicle parked (for free) at the McCall airport (retrieve a parking pass from the front desk).
  • On the last day of your trip, our shuttle bus will bring you out to your car, arriving at the McCall airport around 3:30 pm.

Driving logistics with a boat:

***You are responsible for getting your boat to and from the river.

June-July Trips:

Option #1
  • Begin your trip at Boundary Creek Boat Launch.
  • Drive into Boundary Creek boat launch the day before your trip launch.
  • Camp for the night at the USFS Boundary Creek campground. Arrange to have your vehicle shuttled from Boundary Creek to the Carey Creek take-out.
  • Pre-arrange to have your vehicle shuttled from either Boundary Creek to the Carey Creek take-out.  River Shuttles or info@rivershuttles.com
  • Your vehicle will be waiting for you at Carey Creek.
Option #2
  • Begin your trip in Stanley, Idaho.
  • Drive into Boundary Creek the morning of your trip launch (you can follow the shuttle bus, or find your own way, please be at the put-in no later than 9 am).
  • Pre-arrange to have your vehicle shuttled from Boundary Creek to the Carey Creek take-out. River Shuttles or info@rivershuttles.com
  • Your vehicle will be waiting for you at Carey Creek take out on the last day of your trip.

August-September (mandatory flight into the river to begin your trip):

Option #1
  • Begin your trip in McCall, Idaho.
  • Deliver your boat to our warehouse no later than noon, two days prior to your trip launch date.
  • Take a 1-way scenic backcountry flight into the river at 8:30 am on the morning of your launch.
  • Pre-arrange to have your vehicle shuttled from the McCall airport to the Carey Creek take-out.  River Shuttles or info@rivershuttles.com
  • Your vehicle will be waiting for you at Carey Creek take out on the last day of your trip.
Option #2
  • Begin your trip in McCall or Stanley, Idaho.
  • Pay to fly your boat into the river ($100 per kayak or small canoe. Variable price for a raft depending on size and weight).
  • Take a 1-way scenic backcountry flight into the river at 8:30 am on the morning of your launch.
  • Pre-arrange to have your vehicle shuttled from the McCall airport or the Mountain Village Resort in Stanley, to the Carey Creek take-out.  River Shuttles or info@rivershuttles.com
  • Your vehicle will be waiting for you at Carey Creek take out on the last day of your trip.
***Kayakers/Canoeists may call our office to discuss having their vehicle shuttled to the McCall airport instead of Carey Creek.
***Note- If you are renting a car that will need to be shuttled, you will need a Third Party Driver agreement. The Hertz-Boise Airport location offers this.

IMPORTANT: Depending on snowpack levels, extremely high or low water levels can cause the Middle Fork put-in to change from Boundary Creek to Indian Creek, which is at river-mile 25. High water can typically happen during early to mid-June, and low water typically occurs at any point in July or August. The Indian Creek launch site is accessible only by air. We can arrange to fly you in from Stanley for an additional cost. If you are bringing your own boat, you will need to call us to discuss options for getting your boat to Indian Creek. There is an additional charge of $100/kayak to fly any kayak (whether bringing your own or using one of ours) into Indian Creek; we are unable to fly in large canoes.  We will notify you as far in advance as possible if it looks like an Indian Creek launch will be necessary for your trip, as we realize this will necessitate a change to your travel plans. If you expect to be away from a phone before your trip you will need to stay in touch with us, as this change of put-in decision may be made just days before the launch. Trip dates that can be affected by this: June 1-6, June 10-15, June 19-24, July 29-August 3.

Please call or email us to talk about your plans or to ask questions. We are happy to help!


Car Shuttles

(For those renting a car in Boise that will need to be shuttled, Hertz-Boise Airport Location is currently the only agency with a Third Party Driver agreement)

River Shuttles
web: rivershuttles.com
phone: 208-756-4188

Blackadar Boating
web: blackadarboating.com
phone: 208-756-3958

Caldwell Transportation
web:   ctcbus.com
phone: 800-727-9925

Sawtooth Transportation
web: sawtoothtrans.com
phone: 208-869-2536

All Rivers Shuttle

web: AllRiversShuttle.com

phone: 800-785-7198


Other:

Inidaho.com
For pre/post-river trip vacation planning
web: InIdaho.com
phone: 800-844-3246


Travel Insurance:

We highly recommend that you purchase Travelers Insurance, as we have a NO-REFUND Policy. There are many Travel Insurance companies out there. We recommend Travel Guard