River Trip Gear List

Complete Gear List – Main Salmon River Raft Trip

Here is a complete river trip gear list of what you will need to bring on your Salmon River whitewater rafting vacation:

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  • Quality rain pants & rain jacket
  • Warm jacket and pants, polyester fleece is best – No cotton!
  • Quick dry nylon shorts and shirts
  • Long pants for hiking or evening
  • Underwear and socks
  • Swimsuit(s)
  • Sun cap or hat
  • River sandals or water shoes for rafts
  • Small towel
  • Plastic bags to separate clothes/shoes in your duffel
  • Toiletries, sunscreen, lip balm
  • Quart water bottle w/strap & small carabiner
  • Cash for guide gratuities, fishing licenses, extra beer or booze, souvenirs, etc.
  • Baby Wipes
  • Ziploc bags for wet items
  • Sheet for warm nights, small pillow
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • 2 sets of vehicle keys (if you plan a vehicle shuttle)
  • Small flashlight or headlamp
  • Toiletries, sunscreen, lip balm
  • Sneakers or light boots for hiking and in camp
  • Trip Logistics and Lodging Sheets (in your carry-on bag)
  • Bring an extra polyester fleece jacket, long underwear and wool socks for June or September trips

Optional: Camera, book, pocketknife, binoculars, bandana, light spin or fly rod with storage tube. No tackle boxes please.

Advice from the outfitter:

  1. Bring good quality foul weather gear.
  2. Try to limit your gear to 25 lb. maximum
  3. No weapons allowed; no phone service available.
  4. We will be rafting in rugged and remote country. Please let us know of any medical or dietary restrictions. Call us if you have any questions or need help with travel plans.
  5. Do not bring suitcases! Travel light – pack in a soft duffel (no wheeled luggage) to put in our waterproof duffel. Plastic bags also work well to separate your gear in the waterproof bag. If you do bring luggage, it will be shuttled in our vehicle to the take out site at trip’s end.

Confluences River Expeditions provides:

  • 2 Waterproof duffels (one large gear bag and one smaller day bag)
  • All rafting gear – life jackets, paddles, helmets as needed
  • All camping gear – Roomy dome style tents (one for every two guests in a party), comfortable, freshly laundered full-size sleeping bags, self-inflating air/foam mattresses and camp chairs
  • Sanitary toilet facilities with lovely canyon views
  • Elegant, hearty meals – Dutch oven dinners include wine, beer, fresh salads and freshly baked desserts
  • Beverages – Fresh drinking water, lemonade, morning coffee, two canned beverages per person per day, wine and beer at dinner

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