Salmon River Rafting & Fishing


Whitewater Rafting: Main Salmon River

Whitewater rafting on the Salmon River in central Idaho near the Montana border. We are located on the edge of the largest wilderness area in the continental United States. Check out our adventure travel tour package for fishing, rafting and kayaking along this amazing wilderness.

Whitewater Wilderness Adventure

We offer a wilderness adventure that can range from the truly wild, to a comfort level that could only be called a wilderness resort. Sleep in a outdoor camp, or a comfy lodge, it’s your choice.

North Fork Guides is an experienced fishing and rafting guide company, headquartered in the tiny town of Salmon, Idaho  We specialize in trips down the Main Salmon River from North Fork, which is the gateway to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area.  We are a small river float company by choice, priding ourselves on the excellent quality of our expeditions.

Personalized River Trips on the Main Salmon River

We specialize in personalized river trips but can accommodate larger groups upon request.  Our trips are wonderful family vacations suitable for ages five and up. We are also greatly loved by professional groups on vacation.

We are a local company and reside here year-round.  Our guides are knowledgeable about the natural history, archaeology, and geology of the area.  We love the beauty and grandeur of this great river wilderness and are excited about sharing it with you.

NORTH FORK GUIDES – The Local Company

We deliver the complete wilderness experience.  Each day will see white water and leisure floating with stops for lunch and sight-seeing.  Your mornings will come alive to the aroma of fresh coffee brewed over an open fire.

Superior Dutch Oven Cooking! You savor crisp fried bacon with stuffed french toast or apple flapjacks topped with real maple syrup.  Day’s end will find you relaxing around the campfire enjoying a great gourmet dutch oven recipe such as salmon filets sautéed in our own savory sauce, mouth-watering Prime Rib, a tossed green or seafood salad, fresh fruit, and a dutch oven cherry cobbler smothered in whipped cream.  (Our meals and beverages never cease to amaze our guests.)  The trip ends either with an exciting jet boat ride back up the Salmon or shuttle transportation to North Fork or Boise.

Comfortable River Adventure

To assure that your wilderness travel and Idaho whitewater rafting adventure will be successful we provide sleeping bags, tents, mattresses and waterproof bags for your personal items and cameras dry.  All you need to bring is your personal needs and your sense of adventure.  We want you to experience rafting on Idaho’s Salmon river as a fun vacation. Comfort is the name of the game.

Experienced Salmon River Guides

Our rafts and dories are oar-powered by an experienced guide.  However, should the more “hardy” in your group desire an intimate relationship with certain rapids, they may enjoy one of our self-bailing, inflatable kayaks or muster a party for a paddle raft.

Anthony Leonard