Snake River in Hells Canyon Rafting Trips-Trip Logistics

North Star RE, owners Jacob & Tricia Warren have sold their Hells Canyon and Salmon River permits, equipment and business assets to outfitter and business owner Grant Richie of Minam Raft and Rentals.  He is a long standing outfitter on the Grande Rhonde river in Oregon.

To book a trip or get logistics and details on pricing contact Grant at  541-437-1111.  Or minamraftrentals@gmail.com.

Included in Your Hells Canyon River Trip

  • One night lodging in McCall, Idaho prior to the river trip
  • Round trip shuttle from McCall to Snake River and back (3/4 Day Trip)
  • Shuttle from McCall to Snake River and from river to Lewiston, ID (5/6 Day trip)
  • Meals starting with lunch Day 1, ending with lunch the final day of your trip
  • Limited amount of soda, juice, beer, mixers, dinner wine, and ice
  • Plenty of fresh drinking water is available at all times
  • Waterproof bags for personal duffel
  • Freshly laundered sleeping bags, inflatable sleeping pads, tents
  • Coast Guard approved life jackets
  • First aid supplies and safety gear for paddle teams and kayaks
  • 3% USDA Forest Service Use Fees
  • Youth ages 18 and under qualify for the youth price

A hand wash system is available before all meals and in camp. All rafting and camping equipment is provided.

3 & 4 Day Rafting Trips

Meet for this trip in McCall, Idaho. A shuttle takes you to the put-in on the Snake River at Hells Canyon Dam. We float north 32 miles to the take-out at Pittsburg Landing. Shuttle returns you to McCall after the trip. You will need to be in McCall the night before the trip’s launch date.

5 & 6 Day Rafting Trips

This trip also starts in McCall, Idaho, but ends farther north outside of Lewiston, Idaho. Shuttle takes you to the put-in on the Snake River at Hells Canyon Dam. We float north 82 miles, the entirely of Hells Canyon, to the Take-out at Hellar Bar, 45 minutes south of Lewiston, ID. Shuttle takes you to your destination in Lewiston (air port or hotel). Most of our guests catch a connecting flight from the airport in Lewiston to their next destination, or have their car shuttled to meet them at the end of the river trip. Personal car shuttles may require an extra fee. You will need to be in McCall the night before the trip’s launch date. Call our office for details, we are happy to help you schedule logistics connected to your river trip!

Hells Canyon Launch Dates and Pricing

Our launch dates remain the same each year as designated by our permit with the USDA Forest Service. We can sometimes pick up extra dates, so call if you don’t see a date that will work. We will run early spring trips in April and May. Those launches are flexible, call for more details. Our Salmon River launch dates fall in between the Snake River dates, and have some flexibility. The Salmon River can be a perfect alternative to the Hells Canyon trip if you have a challenging schedule. Group discounts are available on nearly every trip. Please ask about charter trips.

Reservation, Deposit, Cancellation Policies

We are happy to tentatively hold your reservation for 7 days. Reservations are confirmed only upon receipt of a deposit on a first come, first served basis. We accept deposits by personal check, money order or by phone using your VISA or MasterCard. You will be required to sign an Assumption of Risk Form to join a river trip.
A $350/person deposit is required to hold your reservation and is non-refundable, unless your reservation can be replaced by another paying guest.
Final Payment
The balance is due 60 days prior to the launch date of your trip. If final payment is not received when due, we reserve the right to regard the reservation canceled. In this case your deposit will not be refunded unless we can replace your reservation.
Should you have to cancel your trip plans, deposits and final payments are non-refundable, unless we can replace your reservations. Alternate guests are welcome. Please understand we cannot insure your investment in river trip reservations. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip interruption insurance. Try Travel Guard

Forms & Info After Booking a Trip

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