River Trip Packing List

This river trip packing list should be used when packing for your adventure.  Consider printing one gear list page for each participant, and fulfill the list for each person. Our FAQ page is also a handy resource.  Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, (208)-756-6215.

Pack in a Soft Duffel:

 Quality Rain Pants and Rain Jacket (see Advice from the Outfitter – below)
 Warm jacket and pants, polyester fleece is best – No Cotton!
 Quick dry nylon shorts
 Long Pants for hiking or evening
 Underwear and socks
 Swimsuit(s)
 Sun cap or hat
 River sandals or water shoes for rafts
 Sunglasses with strap
 Sneakers or light boots for hiking and in camp
 Small towel
 Toiletries, sunscreen, lip balm
 Quart water bottle w/strap & small carabineer
 Small Flashlight or Headlamp
 Baby Wipes, Ziploc bags for wet items
 Old twin sheet for warm nights (to sleep on top of your freshly laundered sleeping bag)
 Plastic bags to separate clothes/shoes in your duffel
 2 sets of keys (if you plan a vehicle shuttle)
 Cash for fishing licenses, extra beer or booze, souvenirs, gratuities, incidentals
 Trip Logistics and Lodging Sheets (in your carry-on bag)
 Bring an extra poly fleece jacket, long underwear and wool socks for June or September trips

OPTIONAL: Camera, book, pocketknife, binoculars, small pillow, bandanna, light spinning or fly rod with storage tube. No large tackle boxes please.

Advice from the Outfitter for your river trip packing list:

1. Bring good quality foul weather gear (no cheap plastic ponchos!) We suggest rain jacket, rain pants, fleece jacket and fleece pants
2. Try to limit your gear to 25 lb. maximum
3. No weapons allowed.
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), comfortable, freshly laundered full-size sleeping bags, pillow, 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, drinking water, lemonade, morning coffee, two canned beverages per person per day