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
Sun cap or hat
River sandals or water shoes for rafts
Sunglasses with strap
Sneakers or light boots for hiking and in camp
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