Salmon River Rafting & Fishing

Kookaburra Outfitters: Salmon, Idaho

Historic Scenic Rafting and Fishing Trips

Four Fabulous Trips to Choose from:

1/2-DAY SACAJAWEA FLOAT TRIP

3-HOUR ROMANTIC DINNER FLOAT

2-DAY/3-NIGHT LEWIS & CLARK RAFT & DRIVE ADVENTURE

SACAJAWEA DISCOVERY TRIPS

1/2-Day Sacajawea Float Trips

1/2 Day Scenic Kookaburra RaftingTake time out to absorb the natural summer beauty of the Salmon River Valley while enjoying a relaxing Half-Day float down the famous " River of No Return" as it shadows the Historic Lewis & Clark Trail.

Flowing through the heart of Salmon City, the river immediately whisks you away from the sight and buzz of people and highways into the natural world of Osprey, Swallows, Sedimentary Cliffs, Fossils, Trout, Deer, Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Hawks, Peregrine Falcons and many varieties of Flora.

Unwind while your knowledgeable guide points out interesting features and retells the story of Sacajawea and the Corps of Discovery, all the while navigating your raft safely through the few easy, yet fun riffles that punctuate this scenic section of river.

Sacajawea Heritage Days Salmon IDIdeal for seniors, history buffs, bird watchers, small children and chickens who want to “get their feet wet” without getting their feet wet!

Half-Day Sacajawea Float Facts:

  • Age: Appropriate for 3 years and up
  • Ability: Appropriate for all abilities
  • Difficulty Level: Very Easy
  • High Season: July - August trips available daily
  • Operating Season: May - October by reservation
  • Duration: Approximately 2 hours
  • Distance: Approximately 5 miles
  • Start Times: 10 am and 2 pm
  • Meet: Kookaburra Office or Island Park
  • Launch: Island Park
  • Take Out: Morgan Bar
  • Number Per Boat: Approximately 5-7 adults

3-Hour Romantic Salmon River Dinner Float 

Sacajawea Heritage Days Salmon IDSweep your sweetheart off his/her feet and take advantage of the long summer days and cool summer evenings by treating yourself and a friend to a romantic dinner float on the Salmon River. Beginning right in the town of Salmon, you will soon be swept away from civilization to enjoy the relaxing sounds of the river for a few hours of tranquility before enjoying a delicious riverside dinner cooked on site by your versatile river guide.

Trip includes

  • Approximately 2 hours of floating in an elegant drift boat for 2
  • Experienced, knowledgeable guide
  • Delicious dinner for 2 including entrée, dessert and wine
  • Transportation back to Salmon

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Lewis & Clark Historical Raft & Drive Vacation Package:


Historic Lewis and Clark on Salmon RiverFor the reminiscent traveler we offer a chance to re-trace the steps of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery in their epic journey to the Pacific Ocean. You will begin your vacation with a one day summer driving tour of the Lewis & Clark Back Country Byway which takes you to Lemhi Pass, where Lewis & Clark crossed the Continental Divide in 1805.

From this vantage point, take in the scene that has remained virtually unchanged since Lewis & Clark passed that way 200 years ago. On your way back towards the township of Salmon, you'll make several historically significant stops including a Memorial to Sacajawea who was born in this valley.

Salmon Idaho Bed and BreakfastThe next morning you will continue by road following the Lewis and Clark trail along Clark’s reconnaissance of the Salmon River to the point that changed history: the canyon that forced the expedition on a grand detour to the North.

From here you will explore the canyon beyond by river to see what Lewis & Clark missed. You will spend the day rafting the fun Class II & Class III white water of the “Lewis & Clark stretch” of the Salmon River. Ideal for all abilities, ages 5 years and up.

Package Includes

  • 1 day Lewis & Clark back-country byway driving tour
  • 1 day Salmon River whitewater rafting trip
  • 3 nights lodging at the Greyhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast.
  • Does not include dinners.

Sacajawea Discovery Trips:

Sacajawea Scenic Float Kookaburra RaftingStep back into a time past. Relive the 19th century Corps of Discovery experience combining education and recreation through land and water based adventure programs. See for yourself what it might have been like for the Corps of Discovery, as you peel off the vestige of modern society and trek into a world where the essence of life is provided by the land upon which you travel. Immerse yourself into the natural cycles of the earth with primitive living workshops teaching skills that replicate those used by the native inhabitants of the High Desert Country, as well as members of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Embark on your own reconnaissance of the mighty Salmon River with a guided rafting trip as you follow in Clark's footsteps to the"impassible canyon" where the current beats from side to side against huge boulders as it passes through the rugged perpendicular cliffs. From the serenity of deep pools to the exhilaration of white water, experience the rhythms of the river. Come with us, peer into your own past and discover your ancestral self along the way.

Rafting Salmon River WhitewaterChoose from the following land- and water-based adventures:

  • 1-day Activities
  • 2-day/1-night Activities
  • 3-day/2-night Activities


All trips start and end at the Sacajawea Interpretive Center in Salmon, Idaho. All programs are ideal for individuals, families, church groups, boy scout groups, tour groups, school groups, college groups & special interest groups.

10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Half-day Salmon River Float trip from Shoup Bridge to Island Park.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Break for lunch

Eagle on Salmon RiverDay 1:

9:00 - 5:00 One-day driving tour of Lemhi Pass and Back Country Byway includes picnic lunch.

Day 2:

9:00 - 5:00 One-Day Whitewater Rafting on the Salmon River through"impassible canyon" (includes driving tour of Clark's Reconnaissance)


Day1: First day of 2-day whitewater rafting trip on the Salmon
River through "impassible canyon" (includes driving tour of Clark's Reconnaissance and all meals).
Night 1: Overnight camping along the Salmon River (includes dinner
and breakfast).
Day 2: Second day of 2-day whitewater rafting trip on the Salmon
River (includes lunch).