North Star River Expeditions
McCall, Idaho
1-800-84-IDAHO (1-800-844-3246)
North Star River Expeditions in McCall, Idaho.
 Highlights for North Star River Expeditions:
  • Salmon & Snake Rivers
  • Fishing trips
  • 3-6 day trips
  • Class II - IV rapids
  • Minimum 5 years old
  • All trips meet in McCall
  • Meals included
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North Star River Expeditions outfits 3 to 6 day white water rafting expeditions on the Snake River in Hells Canyon and the Lower Main Salmon River. Found near the border of Idaho and Oregon, both the Snake and Salmon Rivers are world renown for hosting some of the most powerful white water in North America.

We begin running trips at the end of May and continue through the summer, well into September. Rafting trips are perfect vacations for singles, friends, and families, or for meetings coordinating business associates. It is a special way to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, or a romantic and exciting honeymoon.

Our trips provide a perfect combination of adventure, solitude, and luxury. Even though the rivers we boat are premier white water rivers, our experience as outfitters and guides provides an exciting, safe experience for everyone. You will camp in the outdoors with style in a tent of your own, containing comfortable flannel sleeping bags, and inflatable air mattresses. Our guides carry and stow your gear as well as set up camp and cook gourmet meals. You need only show up with your toothbrush and some clothes!

Based out of McCall, Idaho, our location makes us readily accessible to a wealth of beautiful Idaho country and many other outdoor activities. McCall is a quaint tourist town situated in an alpine forest on the edge of sparkling Payette Lake. It houses numerous restaurants, hotels, and shops.

A RIVER TRIP is unique to every individual. This experience is one we at North Star River Expeditions want to share with you, your family, and your friends. With 15 years combined experience in the industry and as professional guides, we have spent the better part of our lives on rivers exploring the rugged back country of Idaho and Oregon. This is our home and North Star River Expeditions is our live's pursuit. Our objective is to provide you with a trip that will shape memories you will never forget.
Location information:

General Location:
Directions: All trips meet in McCall, which is located approximately 100 miles north of Boise and end in Lewiston, ID.
We do not have any current pre-built packages for North Star River Expeditions .

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North Star River Expeditions operates on the Lower Main Salmon and the Snake River through Hells Canyon.




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Lower Salmon River
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The Salmon River in Idaho is the longest free flowing river in the lower 48 states. Known originally for it impressive salmon runs, it winds through the heart of Idaho's backcountry for approximately 900 miles, dropping 7,000 feet in elevation. The Salmon River completes its journey through Idaho''s wilderness lands at a confluence with the Snake River in Hells Canyon. This final 54 mile stretch is called the Lower Main Salmon. The Lower Salmon treats its visitors to varying terrain as it twists through narrow rock canyons, then drifts into wide angle views of massive grassy mountainsides, accented with stair step columnar basalt formations. Lined with white sandy beaches, the river brings a relaxing, luxurious feel to camping at river''s edge. A warm summer day will prompt you to dive right from your camp chair into the green waters for a cooling swim. Amazingly, this solitary and picturesque setting was actually the site of historic struggles. In 1877, at the threat of either death or reservation life, Chief Joseph''s band of Nez Perce strategically avoided U.S. soldiers by crossing the dangerous waters of the Salmon numerous times. Many significant battles took place in the Salmon river country between the Nez Perce and the calvary commanded by General Oliver Otis Howard. Also, from the late 1800''s through the early 1900''s homesteaders tested themselves to a rough way of life. Building homes along the banks of the Lower Salmon, they attempted to live off its wild resources. Miners prospected for gold and other valuable metals, while sheep and cattle ranchers vied for rangeland. The Salmon River's pool and drop style of white water sports dozens of class II and III rapids which make kayaking and paddle rafting an exhilarating experience. There are many waves and holes for the experienced kayaker to surf, as well as routes through rapids for beginning kayakers of all ages.

Snake River through Hells Canyon
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The Snake River winds northward on the border of Idaho and Oregon within the walls of Hells Canyon. Dramatically forged in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America. From He Devil, the tallest peak in Idaho's Seven Devils mountain range, eight thousand feet of rocky cliffs and grassy slopes cascade to the deep, green waters of the Snake. The Snake River was named after Native Americans of the Shoshone tribe, who painted snake heads on sticks to intimidate other tribes and unwanted visitors. The Snake country is still rich with remnants of their way of life. Pictographs have been preserved naturally under numerous rock ledges, now puzzling symbols for your speculation. Settlers moved into the canyon as early as 1890, looking for land of their own and space to build a life for their families. They built homesteads, farmed high benches above the river, and ran sheep and cattle from the crest of the canyon to the river below. Abandoned now, these homestead sites have been well preserved by the Forest Service since the 1976 signing of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area Act by President Gerald Ford. Even today, Hells Canyon is still as remote as it was 100 years ago. The Snake features powerful, large-volume white water at its finest. Class IV rapids like Wild Sheep and Granite will give you new respect for a river's ferocity. Bernard, No Name, Waterspout, and Rush Creek have steep waves that will douse you and ensure a wonderful time. To add to your enjoyment, we provide a variety of boats for you to try. Hold on to an oar boat for a wild ride while the guide navigates the rapid, or climb into a raft with a guided team of paddlers for a more collaborative effort. One and two person inflatable kayaks are available throughout the trip for you to try on certain sections of the river.

Hells Canyon Fishing Trips
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The Snake River in Hells Canyon has so many amazing aspects, but it is the fishing that is bringing people to it. Catching 30-40 small mouth bass in a day is common - for this reason fishing charters from August through October are a primary focus for North Star on this river. Diverse fishing opportunities includes rainbow trout and steelhead, catfish, and great white sturgeon, and even salmon. Focus on spin casting or fly fishing, or even plan on doing some of both. The guides at North Star can give as little or as much instruction as you wish. With 2-3 fisherman per boat you are guaranteed to be more than satisfied at the end of the day.

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Snow Report Brundage Snow Report  (updated: Sunday, March 26, 2017)
Open for the season.
new: 0"
24 hr: 3"
top: 98"
base: 56"
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Snow Report Tamarack Snow Report  (updated: Sunday, March 26, 2017)
Open for the season.
new: 0"
24 hr: 0"
top: 99"
base: 76"
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Cancellation Policy**:(May vary with special rates, packages & online bookings) Deposit required upon all reservations. Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. If the trip is cancelled at any time, deposits and final payments are non-refundable, unless we can replace your reservation. Alternate guests are welcome. If we replace your cancelled space(s) with other guests, a $100 per invoice cancellation fee is charged. The deposit schedule is as follows: $300 per person for 3 day trips, $350 per person for 4 day trips, $400 per person for 5 day trips and $450 per person for 6 day trips. 

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