Lewiston, Idaho
(208) 413-0319

What to Bring

What to Bring

Days on the river are a combination of chilly mornings and hot afternoons. This information and list of what you should bring will ensure that you are comfortable on the river.

What We Provide

  • Type five USCG approved life jackets (worn at all times on the water)
  • 1 large waterproof bag for your gear (accessible only at camp)
  • 1 small waterproof bag for day-use items (easy access while floating downstream)
  • Waterproof sleeping pads
  • Camp chairs
  • 2-person tent (upon request)
  • Sleeping bag rental (upon request)
  • Hand washing system “Wishy-Washy”
  • All meals, snacks, and drinking water. (Please let us know of any diet or health restrictions when you make your reservation.)
  • We provide 3 canned beverages per day. (Please no glass bottles except for wine. We have limited space in the dry boxes for glass bottles.)
  • Inflatable kayaks for shared use

Personal Packing List

  • A duffel bag or soft pack (no hard framed or wheeled luggage)
  • Small, lightweight sleeping bag, warm to 32 degrees (you may rent one if needed)
  • Small towel and personal toiletries (i.e., toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Headlamp or small flashlight
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • River Wear (quick-dry)
  • Camp Wear


  • Clothing for the last night dress-up & fun gift exchange
  • Reading material
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Neoprene booties/gloves for warmth on the water and to protect against paddling blisters
  • Flip flops or slip-on sandals for camp
  • Fishing tackle – single, barbless hooks only; licenses are required and can be purchased at Idaho sporting goods stores or through Idaho Department of Fish and Game online at fishandgame.idaho.gov or toll-free (800) 554-8685
  • Additional drinks, preferably in unbreakable containers (Please no glass bottles expect for wine. We have limited space in the dry boxes for glass bottles.)
  • Party shirt/dress/skirt
  • Tips for the crew*

*Gratuities for Guides: Tips for guides are always appreciated! During your time on the river, your guides serve many roles to make your trip special. If your crew did an outstanding job, a gratuity between $150-$250 per guest is customary and given to your Trip Leader. Tips will be split evenly amongst your guides.


You need to bring all of your personal paddling equipment, including helmet, PFD, spray skirt, paddle, throw bag, and rescue equipment (optional). A dry top or paddle jacket and synthetic layers are usually all you need for warmth during July and August.

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