Middle Fork River Expeditions

Salmon River 2020 and 2021 Dates & Prices (they are the same dates every year)

2020 Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Dates (same every year)

Length

Spaces Left

Price*

June 2 – 8 (Middle/Main Combo) 7 Days More than 12 spaces $2,399 (kids $2199)
June 11 – 18 (Middle/Main Combo) 8 Days More than 12 spaces $2,799 (kids $2599)
June 20 – 25 (peak season) 6 Days 8 spaces open $2,499 (kids $2299)
June 29 – July 4 (peak season) 6 Days FULL $2,499 (kids $2299)
July 7 – 12 (peak season) 6 Days FULL $2,499 (kids $2299)
July 15 – 20 (peak season) 6 Days FULL $2,499 (kids $2299)
July 23 – 28 (peak season) 6 Days FULL $2,499 (kids $2299)
July 31 – Aug 5 John Smith Music Trip 6 Days 1 space available $2,699 (kids $2499)
Aug 8 – 13 Moors and McCumber Music Trip 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,699 (kids $2499)
Aug 16 – 21 Eli West and Ben Winship Music Trip 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,699 (kids $2499)
Aug 24 – 29 Darrell Scott Music trip 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,699 (kids $2499)
Sep 1 – 6 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,499 (kids $2299)
Sept 9-14 Wilderness and Travel Medicine CME Course 16.5 Credits

Sept 18-23 Mike Blakely Music Trip

 

6 Days

6 Days

 

 

More than 12 spaces

More than 12 spaces

 

 

$2,999

$2,699 (kids $2499)

 

2020 Main Stem of the Salmon River

Dates (same every year)

Length

Spaces Left

Price*

June 12-16

June 19-23

June 27 – July 2  Joe Crookston Music Trip

5 days

5 Days

6 Days

More than 12 spaces

More than 12 spaces

7 spaces open

$1699 (kids $1199)

$1699 (kids $1199)

$2,199 (kids $1899)

July 5 – 10 6 Days More than 12 spaces $1,899 (kids $1399)
July 13 – 18 Optional ACA SUP Instruction – $300 6 Days More than 12 spaces $1,899 (kids $1399)
July 21 – 26 Keith Greeninger Music Trip 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,199 (kids $1899)
July 29 – Aug 3 6 Days FULL $1,899 (kids $1399)
Aug 6 – Aug 11   John Smith Music Trip 6 Days FULL $2,199 (kids $1899)
Aug 14 – Aug 19 David Roth Music Trip 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,199 (kids $1899)
Aug 22 – Aug 27 Jammin on the Salmon with Joe and Hattie Craven  6 Days 9 spaces left $2,199 (kids $1899)
Aug 30 – Sep 4  Willy Porter Music trip 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,199 (kids $1899)
Sep 7 – 12 Tom Kimmel and Michael Lille Music trip

Sept 15-20 Ellis Paul Music trip

Sept 23-28

6 Days

6 Days

6 Days

More than 12 spaces

More than 12 spaces

More than 12 spaces

$2,199 (kids $1899)

$2,199 (kids $1899)

$1,899 (kids $1399)

*Kids 6 – 16 receive a $200 discount on the Middle Fork, and kids 6 – 16 receive a $2-500 discount on the Main Salmon.   Groups of 10 or more receive 10% discount (not combinable with kids discount).  There are no discounts for music trips.
$4.00 per day FS Recreation Enhancement Act fee included.
Pricing includes: 3% of our gross revenues for a land use fee for operating on National Forest lands.

We also offer a Combo 12-Day Trip for $4099 on most dates.

Plan ahead and book for 2021!  See below.

Please consider making plans for 2021 and 2022 as trips are starting to book this far out from departure.   Kids 6-16 are $200 discount on the Middle Fork and $500 discount on the Main Stem.  

2021 Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Dates (same every year)

Length

Spaces Left

Price*

June 2 – 8 (Middle/Main Combo) 7 Days More than 12 spaces $2,399
June 11 – 18 (Middle/Main Combo) 8 Days More than 12 spaces $2,799 (kids $2499)
June 20 – 25 (peak season) 6 Days FULL $2,499 (kids $2299)
June 29 – July 4 (peak season) 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,499 (kids $2299)
July 7 – 12 (peak season) 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,499 (kids $2299)
July 15 – 20 (peak season) 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,499 (kids $2299)
July 23 – 28 (peak season) 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,499 (kids $2299)
July 31 – Aug 5 John Smith Music Trip 6 Days FULL $2,699 (kids $2499)
Aug 8 – 13 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,499 (kids $2299)
Aug 16 – 21 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,499 (kids $2299)
Aug 24 – 29 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,499 (kids $2299)
Sep 1 – 6 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2,499 (kids $2299)
Sept 9-14 Wilderness and Travel Medicine CME Course 16.5 Credits

Sept 18-23 (Fishing Trip- 2 to 1 ratio)

Sept 27-Oct 2 (Fishing Trip- 2 to 1 ratio)

6 Days

6 Days

6 Days

More than 12 spaces

More than 12 spaces

12 spaces available

$2,699

$2,999

$2,999

2021 Main Stem of the Salmon River

Dates (same every year)

Length

Spaces Left

Price*

June 19-24

June 27 – July 2

6 days

6 Days

More than 12 spaces

More than 12 spaces

$1899 (kids $1399)

$2199 (kids $1699)

July 5 – 10 6 Days More than 12 spaces $1899 (kids $1399)
July 13 – 18 6 Days More than 12 spaces $1899 (kids $1399)
July 21 – 26 6 Days More than 12 spaces $1899 (kids $1399)
July 29 – Aug 3 6 Days FULL $1899 (kids $1399)
Aug 6 – Aug 11 John Smith Music Trip 6 Days FULL $2199 (kids $1699)
Aug 14 – Aug 19 6 Days More than 12 spaces $1899 (kids $1399)
Aug 22 – Aug 27 6 Days More than 12 spaces $1899 (kids $1399)
Aug 30 – Sep 4 6 Days More than 12 spaces $2199 (kids $1699)
Sep 7 – 12

Sept 15-20

Sept 23-28

6 Days

6 Days

6 Days

More than 12 spaces

More than 12 spaces

More than 12 spaces

$1899 (kids $1399)

$1899 (kids $1399)

$1899 (kids $1399)

Payments

Deposit: $500.00 per person, required to confirm reservation.
Balance: Payable by May 1 of the year you are booked.  If a group of 10 or more the Final Payment is due February 1.

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are refundable (less $150.00 service charge per person) if written notice is received by May 1 of the year you are booked. After May 1 your monies are non-refundable.  We encourage all participants to purchase Travel Insurance (see below).  If Middle Fork River Expeditions must cancel a trip due to water levels, weather conditions, wildfires or any other circumstances, your trip will be refunded or re-scheduled for the same date the next summer.  Custom trips or groups of 10 or more have a separate payment and cancellation policy. For groups of 10 or more the final payment is due February 1 and all monies are non-refundable after February 1.  Of course, if you must cancel and you do not have trip insurance, we will try and sell your space and give you a full refund (less $150.00 service charge per person) if we book someone (or you do).  This often happens with enough time to re-book the trip or spaces.

Trip Insurance

We highly recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance for the trip.  There are many options for insurance online.  You can also contact Travel Ex InsuranceSmall Linking Graphic.  Kids 18 and under are free. You must sign up within 21 days of making a deposit on the trip. Click the Travelex logo to sign up!  Also, Allianz Travel is really good.

High Water and Low Water Fly-ins for the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Please note that on high water trips on June 2, June 11 and June 20 there is a possibility (low) that the road to the put-in is closed due to too much snow.  The Forest Service does not plow the road.  If this is the case, we will need to fly everyone into Indian Creek which is an additional ~$130/person.  If you are a hard shell kayaker and we need to do this the charge to fly in a kayak is ~$150/boat.  Lastly, every year the river gets too low to float the upper section with guests and so we “deadhead” the rafts down to Indian Creek.  If this is the case, guests will need to fly into Indian Creek which is ~$130/person.  This fly-in usually happens around the Aug 8 departure.

These flights are usually a big highlight of the trip for guests and if this is needed you will still have an amazing experience.  This makes the trip 75 miles long verses 100, so you are rafting 12 miles a day verses 17 miles a day which allows you to hike and explore the canyon more than if you did the trip at low water from the top you would be spending a lot (5-6 hours a day) of time on the rafts.

 
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