Idaho's Wilderness Fishing Destination
China Bar Lodge – Sportsman’s Retreat
Our jet boats and skilled captains give you a unique ability to catch Steelhead in the most remote and uncrowded places in Idaho.Let us help you hook into an Idaho Steelhead (ocean run Rainbow Trout) while taking in the wilderness of the Salmon River Canyon and it’s wildlife. We strive to provide the highest quality Idaho Steelhead fishing adventures available. Steelhead fishing with us will give you the best opportunity to hook into that Steelhead you have always wanted.
All China Bar Lodge adventure vacations will enjoy a 37 mile jet boat tour of the Main Salmon River from the end of the road at Vinegar Creek. This exhilarating ride through the wilderness is packed with wildlife viewing, historic stops and photo opportunities while running the whitewater with one of our experienced and fun jet boat captains.
We are located in the prime location for Idaho Steelhead and our lodges offer a unique advantage for our fishermen to be successful along with great food and accommodations. Our lodge location at China Bar and also at Mackay Bar provides for an exciting opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime in one of the most remote areas in the lower 48 states. Catching Steelhead is what we live for, let us bring you the dedication and quality you deserve and expect.
Veteran owned and operated - the best way to see and experience the Lower Salmon River and Hells Canyon in Idaho. Boat Tours and fishing trips out of White Bird, Idaho! Experience the Lower Salmon River and Hells Canyon like never before. We offer jet boat tours, fishing trips and private excursions on the Salmon and Snake River in North Idaho! Fishing Trips and Boat Tours in Hells Canyon and on the Salmon River.
White Bird, ID
Hells Canyon has 3 access points – the North Entrance at Lewiston/Clarkston, the Middle Entrance at Pittsburgh Landing and the South Entrance at Hells Canyon Dam/Hells Canyon Creek Visitor Center. You travel on the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway when you come into the south entrance of Hells Canyon. Hells Canyon Adventures offers jet boat tours, 1 & 2 day rafting trips with jet boat return, fishing charters, and shuttle services in the Wild Section of the Snake River in Hells Canyon. From Hells Canyon Dam to Kirkwood is the Wild Section of Hells Canyon. The Wild Section includes all the major white water rapids, all the deepest points both on the Oregon and Idaho side. You can only access this section of Hells Canyon by boat, by plane, or by foot. That makes what we do very important, we provide access for the public. Hells Canyon Adventures provides a variety of tours so that people of all ages and abilities can experience Hells Canyon.
P. O. Box 448
We are Idaho's #1 outdoor adventure company. We provide scenic whitewater jet boat tours in the heart of Hells Canyon, guided fishing and hunting trips, and much more! Let us make it easy for you to plan every detail for an unforgettable vacation trip in one of the most beautiful natural resources the West has to offer. We can help you organize bachelor parties, graduating senior trips, family reunions, anniversary gifts, Father's Day presents, and much more.
White Bird, ID
The MRO Difference
Why Choose Mountain River Outfitters
MRO operates year round and we are permitted and licensed for more river miles in the Idaho wilderness than any other outfitter. This gives us a better chance to get you to the best fishing in the Idaho Wilderness. The experience of being in Hells Canyon or on the Salmon River the "River of No Return" watching Eagles, Big Horn Sheep, Elk and Deer while casting to your fish of choice is something very special. We don't just get you on fish but we give our clients incredible fishing experiences.
No other outfitter offers our quality, professionalism and methods for ensuring exceptional service and attention to detail. We know what makes the perfect Idaho river rafting vacation, and we are committed to providing this for every trip. We have the lowest guide to guest ratio to ensure personalized attention and uncrowded boats.
The Best Gear and Boats
Choose your experience - we offer both Drift Boat or Jet Boat
Professional staff and guides - we fish year around
Over 20 years of guiding experience
2 Incredible Lodges in the Wilderness
We specialize in fishing trips and historical tours by jet boat on the Salmon River the "River of No Return" and the Snake River in "Hells Canyon". Enjoy Sport Fishing for Steelhead, Salmon, Sturgeon, Smallmouth Bass and Rainbow Trout.
Visit rare Historical Tour Sites including Polly Bemis Ranch and Buckskin Bills in the Frank Church Wilderness on the Salmon River Tour and Historic Kirkwood Ranch, Sheep Creek, and Bernard Cabin in Hells Canyon.
View wildlife such as Bighorn Sheep, Eagles, Black Bears, Deer, and Elk.
Home of the Annual "Women With Bait" Steelhead fishing tournament and proud supporter of many community events.
P. O. Box 518
Located in the heart of the whitewater state of Idaho is Rubicon Outfitters whitewater headquarters! We provide elite guided whitewater adventures and guided steelhead/bass fishing on the Salmon River!
Half Day, Full Day, Multi day and evening dinner whitewater trips are our specialty! We put together memorable events for families, friends, parties, corporate teams, and many other groups large and small!
Rubicon Outfitters also offers shuttle services on the Main Salmon, Middlefork of the Salmon, Lower Salmon, Hells Canyon and many Riggins area shuttles.
If you're spending time in the Riggins area, a whitewater rafting adventure is an activity that you'll always remember!
Stop by our new whitewater headquarters location at 1333 S. Main! We Love Visitors!
Salmon River Helicopters conducts a variety of ariel operations including: helicopter tours, power line construction, firefighting, fire rehabilitation/stabilization, ag services, heavy lift construction, concrete transport, repeater placement, remote non-schedule freight delivery, logging, backcountry recovery and much more.
Full Day Jet Boat Adventure "River of No Return" Wilderness Tour
Idaho’s Wild and Scenic Main Salmon River cuts through the heart of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the largest wilderness in the lower 48 states. The largest free flowing river in North America our Salmon River jet boat tours wind through the second deepest canyon on the continent. Salmon River jet boat tours are exciting, historical, wilderness adventure vacations, offering a unique chance to disconnect from civilization and become immersed in a virtually untouched natural wonder.
Our jet boats journey up the Main Salmon River where many turn around, come experience these historical sites and homesteads: Polly Bemis Ranch, Buckskin Bills Museum, Shepp Ranch, Mackay Bar, Painter Mine, Reho Wolf’s Cabin at Rhett Creek, China Bar and Lodge. The jet boat captain’s will share their knowledge about the Native American Tribes, the gold rush and mountain men that lived here. Our clients will be encouraged to enjoy many of the pristine white sandy beaches of the Salmon River where you can swim or relax. Our wildlife almost always includes sightings of Bighorn Sheep, Bald and Golden Eagles, Osprey, Deer, Elk and an occasional Mountain Goat, River Otter, Bear and more. We have specialty private charters such as Eagle watching, Photography Trips and wine tasting excursions.
Now you can experience the river that turned Lewis and Clark back with a scenic jet boat tour of the famous “River of No Return”. Lewis and Clark came across the Salmon River and went on to describe it as “foaming and roaring through rocks in every direction, so as to render the passage of anything impossible.” This was in 1805 and it would be nearly fifty years later before gold was discovered that the drainage would be thoroughly explored and catalogued. Gold fever brought about an era of mining and prospecting that ultimately only managed to produce fewer pinches of gold dust than epic stories of survival and perseverance.
Welcome to Gary & Barbs Wapiti World,
We are the longest standing original dory/drift boat/raft outfitters in Riggins. Our specialty is small group whitewater, fishing, and chukar hunts with our Weimaraner's. While Barb does behind the scene work to help me on the river chasing whitewater, fish and birds - I dive deeper into the intricacies of the canyon for continued learning to better inform guests about our area. Over 40 plus years of experience has generated many stories, enough material to write two books about the Lower Salmon. But... it is you, our potential guest, that is the reason for enabling us to continue to help you build your own story, never to be forgotten, and often life changing. It is true: "you have to go to know."
My books are available on Amazon (or signed copies locally):
* Idaho's Salmon River Chronicles Reflection of a River Guide: Tales of Fishing, Chukar Hunting, and Natural History
* Gary Lane's Oar Lore