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The Middle Fork Salmon River is truly one of America’s finest multi-day kayaking rivers. If you’re a hardshell or inflatable kayaker we’d love to have you join us. You can bring your own boat, rent a boat or use one of our inflatable kayaks. In every case, our experienced guides will provide you with a strong lead while receiving the same Pampered Camping™ experience we offer all of our guests. We take care of all logistics, camping and cooking equipment, hauling of gear and unbelievable gourmet meals. In fact, camp will be set up and waiting each day with a fire going as you get out of your kayak. Your only job is to focus on your amazing vacation!
When should you come? For the adventure seekers, early June offers the exhilarating rush of peak level water as the snow recedes in the high country and exciting flows can last well into July. For a slower river experience with plenty of time to surf waves, work on your skills or just enjoy the solitude of the river, try mid- to late- summer. We will work with you to assess your skills, our shuttle driver can pick up your rental boat, and in every case our experienced guides will be there to provide you with strong guidance and assistance every step of the way. Check out our launch dates and pricing.
How Does Your Skill Level Match the Middle Fork?
What Type of River Is The Middle Fork?
The middle section of the Middle Fork sees the river mellow out a bit. The gradient decreases and the river widens out. A few signature rapids, many with great surfing spots, appear. For the most part however, you can drift in your boat with an occasional paddle stroke to change your view of the scenery.
As the lower section of the Middle Fork enters Impassable Canyon the river becomes more constricted in the manner of many desert river canyons. Many drops are not formed by gradient, but by constriction. Powerful eddy lines and fun reactionary waves dominate the river. As always, our guides will be there to provide you with strong lead throughout the trip.