Didn’t Draw a Permit? No Problem! Row Your Own Boat with “Paddle Your Own” Service.

In the world we know best, it’s a 6 day 5 night outdoor adventure with guests desiring to challenge themselves and experience something new on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.  Many adventurers try for years to pull a permit for the Middle Fork of the Salmon River for a solo trip down this majestic river only to meet face to face with disappointment AGAIN and AGAIN.

This would be a serious travesty if you desire to experience this enchanting river, but year after year,  cannot seem to win that chance of the permit lottery game. For those of you who lament to go on with the effort to re-apply for the chance to draw a permit, Adventure Sun Valley offers a fantastic option that can accelerate your opportunities to BE on the river, and put the waiting game behind you!


Join Adventure Sun Valley on a self paddling row your own boat trip and our permit is your ticket to a fabulous adventure packed with lifelong memories.

We call this available service our “Paddle Your Own Support Trip“.

Whether you love the independence of a kayak, or prefer to bring a raft and row your own boat on the river, Adventure Sun Valley offers this flexible service for those of you who are anxious to get on the river with a level of support services you won’t find with just any outfitter.

Adventure Sun Valley offers the use of our permit, along with the support system along the entire stretch of river, as well as the amenities of wonderful meals, camping, daily briefings and experience on the river plus as an option, camaraderie through meeting new people in camp.   We enjoy inviting river people who want to row their own boats on the Middle Fork Salmon River, and we have a tremendous amount of experience in that regards.   Just think of us as your companions to share adventure, without being overbearing, and you get to experience and use your own river watercraft.

The freedom you gain in bringing your own raft or kayak is that you get to take advantage of the joy of the Middle Fork Salmon River along with a fun, safe and enjoyable way to have your cake and eat it too.

We do all the work!

Our team will setup your boat, shuttle it for you, provide you the training and experience about the whitewater experience you desire on the Middle Fork Salmon.  We also send you a video about the Middle Fork, produced as a guide for people just like you, to prepare for what you need to know before you arrive.  Each morning before we break camp, we’ll assign a guide to provide you with a briefing of what to expect that day and then you’re off to paddle the river.  Adventure Sun Valley is basically available to help you as well as provide camaraderie on this magnificent river.

When you take advantage of our “Paddle Your Own” support service, you get the same Pampered Camping, gourmet meals, leisure time and activities as any guests do.

Most outfitters don’t provide this unique service because it adds an extra layer of liability and effort, but as an authority on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, I personally enjoy offering this “value added service” for people who love rowing their boats on rivers and the enchantment of whitewater rapids.

So friends, if you haven’t had any luck landing a permit for the Middle Fork Salmon River,  lets get you on the river without further ado.

We love to share and spend time with people who love getting on the river, so call or email Adventure Sun Valley to arrange this special service.  I’m personally available to help you plan for your Middle Fork Paddle Your Own Adventure!

See you soon!

Brad Frei, Owner/Host