Rafting & Kayaking
Idaho is deservedly well-known as the Whitewater State. Check out the world class I-V rafting and kayaking, all within a 50 mile radius, as well as Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest canyon, a heavenly two hour drive to the west. And while you’re exploring the rivers, don’t forget your fishing license, tackle box, and tall-tale telling skills!
Kelly’s Whitewater Park, recognized by kayaking athletes as one of the premier whitewater parks in the country, opened in 2010 and offers an unparalleled river experience. Hone your skills and play in the waves – a great option for beginners and experts alike.
Rafting & Kayaking Directory
Get away from the crowds and into the wilderness on an all-inclusive overnight rafting adventure! Perfect for rafting beginners or experts, ages 7-70.
– Days filled with Class II-IV whitewater rafting, swimming, fishing, floating with optional hiking and kayaking
– Delicious from-scratch meals from lunch of the first day to lunch on the last
– Knowledgeable professional guides
– All rafting and camping equipment: from rafts and life jackets to thick cushy sleeping pads, sleeping bags and tents.
– Evenings with beach games, happy hours, appetizers like baked brie and dinners with freshly baked bread and locally sourced meats and veggies. And don’t forget about dessert!
– Transportation to and from the river from Cambridge, ID: Staying in Mccall? Give us a call! We can arrange pickups and drop offs for big groups and small.
Why raft with America’s Rafting Co?
Because providing unforgettable whitewater rafting vacations is what we love to do.
There’s no worry about what’s for dinner, how to get to the next destination, or how to entertain the kids. We take care of it all for you. Jump in a raft, unplug and enjoy the wondrous wilderness of Idaho!
Mission: Adaptive Wilderness Sports of McCall (AWeSOMe!) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people of all abilities through high quality outdoor experiences.
AWeSOMe!, founded in the winter of 2001-2002, provides ski lessons as well as many other outdoor activities. Our goal is to provide participants the opportunity to learn new skills, challenge themselves, and work together to enhance the health and self-confidence necessary to expand human potential.
Canoe & kayak rentals on the Upper Payette River also Kayak Classes – Kids to adults. Open Daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm starting Memorial Day Weekend. Directions: (North Beach) Hwy 55 North through McCall, (at Lardo’s) turn right on Warren Wagon Rd. Approximately 6.5 miles to the NORTH BEACH BOAT RAMP. Visit our new location! (IN FRONT OF THE VISITORS CENTER AT PONDEROSA STATE PARK): Hwy 55 North through McCall, turn right at Railroad Ave. Turn left at Davis St. approx. 1.3 miles to Ponderosa State Park. Located just in front of the visitors center on the water. We also offer sea kayaking trips in Baja Mexico. Please call for more information.
As a cornerstone of McCall’s recreational community, Gravity Sports is a full-service bike and ski shop that sells and rents bikes, flat-water boats, SUPs, camping and hiking gear, skateboards, skis, snowshoes, outdoor clothing and apparel. All of our staff members are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about outdoor sports in McCall. Stop in to get outfitted for your adventure.
Hours of Operation
Peak Season: Monday – Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday 9 am – 5:30 pm
Non-Peak Season: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5:30 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Harlow’s believes in providing more than just first class products and services. We believe in providing solutions for our customers. We are committed to partnering with our customers to develop long-term strategies and short-term results leading to increased operational efficiency. Our customers expect accuracy, timeliness and reliability. Delivering on those expectations is essential to our success. Harlow’s employees will always be courteous, professional and helpful to our customers. Above all, we are committed to being an advocate for our customers and their ever-changing needs.
Kelly’s Whitewater Park & Welcome Center offers a 2.5 mile walking strand along the Payette River. Kelly’s Whitewater features kayak surfing & river running. Picnic facilities and unforgettable bathrooms.
Our marine and power sport dealership offers Crest Pontoons, Crestliner Fishing/Hunting Boats, Arctic Cat Snowmobiles, Textron Offroad ATVs, UTVs and Landstar utility vehicles. Our new product lines are Made In USA! Also offering Boat Rentals, Pontoon Boat Rentals, Fishing Boat Rentals. New and used boat Sales, Service, Parts, and Storage. Sales and Rentals of ATVs, UTVs, and Snowmobiles. Try ice fishing as we offer Ice Fishing Equipment Rentals during the winter months. Our Outdoor Rustic Themed Retail Store offers supplies and gear for all your recreational needs. Visit us under the American Flag in Cascade, Idaho!
McCall Digest is an online community magazine for and about the part of central Idaho that includes the communities of McCall, Donnelly, Cascade, Yellow Pine, New Meadows, Council, Riggins and Grangeville. The region covers Valley, Adams and Idaho counties, the Salmon River Mountains and the Payette National Forest.
A collection of stories highlighting who we are as communities and a region, McCall Digest includes articles on a variety of topics of interest and includes a calendar of local events and activities. It’s a place where community members share stories – about the people, businesses and places that comprise our current culture as well as our history, shining a light on our hopes, inspirations and goals for the future of this region. Visitors to the area can learn about who we are and what our area has to offer as a tourist destination.
Have a story or article idea? Submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
McCall Sports Exchange is more than McCall’s only sporting goods consignment store, we also offer the best rates on outdoor rentals in town. From fat bikes to paddle boards we’ll set you and your family up for a fun outing during any season.
Come by to check out our ever changing inventory or just for some local insight, located in the heart of McCall across from Maverik Gas Station
Open 10 am-6 pm seven days a week.
McCall-Donnelly School District has five schools. Donnelly Elementary: K-5; Barbara R. Morgan Elementary: K-5,; Payette Lakes Middle School: 6-8; McCall-Donnelly High School: 9-12; Heartland High School (Alternative School): 9-12. Mission Statement: “Educating Students For Life.”
Year-round adventure rentals!
Snowmobiles, motorized and non-motorized watercraft, RZR’s and Rangers- Everything you need to “Experience Idaho’s Beautiful Outdoors”
Mountain River Outfitters, LLC is Idaho’s premier whitewater and fishing outfitter. Owned and operated by Jess and Brenda Bough out of Riggins, the family has committed their lives to providing clients Idaho’s most exciting whitewater rafting and fishing on the Snake, Salmon and Owyhee rivers. MRO is a family in and of itself, with a tight-knit group of guides and support staff whose expertise, camaraderie, and passion for the river and its history are evident on every trip. Book a fishing or rafting trip with MRO and escape into Idaho’s pristine wilderness and get away from it all.
Mundo Hot Springs and RV Park is located 3 miles North of Cambridge. It is believed that the Geothermal Hot Springs have been used to heat the housing on the property for around 50 years.
Mundo Hot Springs and RV Park will open a bistro soon! The pool is Natural Hot Springs Mineral Water and has no chemicals added.
Our beautiful site along the Weiser River boasts close and easy access to the famous Weiser Trail! The Weiser Trail is 84 miles of ideal biking, hiking, fishing and bird watching adventures! The trail begins in Weiser and continues through the towns of Midvale, Cambridge and Council. Mundo Hot Springs and RV Park is located halfway along the trail.
Recreation abounds in the Cambridge area as it is nestled in the picturesque mountains of Southwestern Idaho. With the ruggedly beautiful Hell’s Canyon of the Snake River just 24 miles to the west on State Hwy 71 there are nearly 100 miles of backwater from the three Idaho Power hydroelectric dams to provide ample space for watercraft enthusiasts and anglers alike!
The Lodge– Sleeps 7, $100 for Master Bedroom with bath, Queen Bed and Day bed. $75 for 2nd Bedroom with shower. $200 for the whole lodge with a hide-a-way bed in the living room. Free soaks on both days.
Hostel– Sleeps 7, A single room with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, BBQ and AC. Two Queen beds, 2 Twin beds and one roll-a-way. One shower and a claw-foot tub which has hot spring water. Single-$22. Couple-$40. Group- $80. Soaks-$5.
RV Sites– Includes water, sewer and electric. 30/50 amps. Shady, grassy areas. Showers, restrooms, picnic tables and fire rings. $30/50 Amp $25/30 Amp per day and the 7th day is FREE!
Tent Sites– Shady, grassy sites. Fire rings, picnic tables, restrooms and showers. $13 per day and the 7th day is FREE!
Hot Springs Soak Pricing
$7 per adult, per soak $6 per Senior, Military, Kids 6-13 years old, per soak Under 6 is FREE Tax included
Yearly Memberships are available!
Hours of Operation
Wednesday & Thursday 4 pm – 8 pm Friday – Sunday noon – 8 pm
Summer Hours– open until 9 pm weeknights and 10 pm Friday and Saturday
Holidays on Monday we are open, but will close instead on Tuesday
FREE WI FI!
On Highway 95, 1 mile north of Cambridge there is a sign that directs you to turn on Bain Road and then directs you to Mundo Hot Springs
Planning an event?
We would love to help you settle into the perfect destination for everyone! From a bike race to a wedding, a family reunion or just a weekend getaway, we are the place! With the Weiser River Trail close by, hot springs, fishing, rafting and wildlife watching we are a great place to be so that everyone has something fun to do!
Beautiful Payette Lake is the centerpiece of Ponderosa State Park, located in the heart of one of Idaho’s most popular year-round destinations. Hike and bike on your own or with a guide, listen to a park naturalist around an evening campfire, let the kids ride to the Visitor Center for ice cream treats, rent a canoe or kayak and meander along the Payette River, snowshoe on a groomed trail or simply sit on the front porch of a park cabin and enjoy the spectacular view.
Rapid River Outfitters has offered guided drift boat Steelhead fishing on the famous Salmon River for over twenty years. We love what we do, and because of this we are the best! All our trips start at Riggins Idaho, fifty minutes north of McCall. Whether as a single, work group or family we have the trip for you. Our season runs September through the end of March, seven days a week. This is a classic Idaho adventure for all ages to enjoy.
We love being a McCall-based whitewater rafting company! The Salmon River, in all of its 400+ miles of damless beauty, is a special place that everyone should see, and it’s easy to do from McCall.
TRIPS LEAVE DAILY FROM DOWNTOWN McCALL with round-trip transportation included from town to the river and back. We are a team of dedicated and passionate river people, whose lives are more fulfilled every day that we are on the water. Sharing our favorite place with others is what we do best, and we love doing it!
Try our popular and quick All Day Adventure or a deluxe multi-day trip down the Lower Salmon River to fully immerse yourself in the wild. One to six-day river expeditions with fully catered gourmet cuisine, plush sleeping accommodations, and a chance to truly unplug and relax. We take care of everything.
All adventure levels welcome! We look forward to sharing the beautifully pristine Salmon River with you.
Check out our TripAdvisor to see what people are saying about Salmon Raft!
Salmon River Wilderness Jet Boat Tour
Take an adventure on one of our jet boats for a memorable and exhillerating ride through the heart of the Frank Church Wilderness, where photo opportunities seem to be everywhere as you pass through the beautiful Salmon River canyon. The jet boat captain will stop at some of the historical sites along the way, sharing knowledge about the Native American Tribes, the gold rush and mountain men that lived here. Our clients will be encouraged to enjoy many of the pristine white sandy beaches of the Salmon River where you can swim or relax. We journey up the Salmon to historical homesteads of the famous Polly Bemis, Buckskin Bill and William Mackay. We have specialty private charters such as Eagle watching, Photography Trips and wine tasting excursions. Experience the river that turned Lewis and Clark back with a scenic jet boat tour of the famous “River of No Return”.
Ram House Lodge at Mackay Bar
If you have been feeling like you and your loved ones are a little too “plugged in and unconnected” you need to visit the Ram House lodge on Mackay Bar. You will renew family ties with good conversations, nature walks, and evenings around a campfire. Everyone can go their own way during the day and then regroup at mealtimes to relive their adventures. You can make your stay as relaxing or active as you want and will always be surrounded by Salmon River serenity. You can relax on the deck or play along the rivers edge or you may choose to explore additional sites such as a Buckskin Bills historic homestead and the blue ribbon trout fishing of the South Fork. The Ram House Lodge has 43 acres of private land for you and your family to enjoy on Mackay Bar. Whether your looking for stress relief or adventure, the Ram House Lodge on Mackay Bar is the perfect retreat.
Tamarack Resort is a four-season resort that’s just a quick drive South of McCall in Donnelly. Tamarack Resort is the Treasure Valley’s closest mountain resort with lodging and snowmaking, which makes the snow conditions more reliable, even when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver. Tamarack lifts turn 7 days a week from 9A.M. until 4P.M. throughout ski season. During the summer, the resort is home to mountain biking, hiking, rafting, ziplines and watersports on Lake Cascade.
Tamarack offers 1,020 skiable acres to skiers and snowboarders of all ages and ability levels. The Tamarack Snow Sports School has a knowledge and experienced staff of skier and snowboarders to teach first-timers, as well as the more advanced who are looking for a new challenge or to improve their abilities.
With many lodging options available, Tamarack can accommodate anywhere from small gatherings to large groups. The resort offers everything from hotel rooms at the luxurious Lodge at Osprey Meadows to Estate Homes that easily accommodate up to 16 guests. Cozy cottages, plush chalets, and townhomes are also available on site for groups of all sizes.
Tamarack also offers a variety of dining options in the base area, including Hot Shots Coffee Bar, which offers a fresh variety of coffees, teas and natural juices, as well as a tasty selection of breakfast items. Canoe Grill and Vertical Bar serves up a delicious menu of mouthwatering burgers, chili, soups and fresh salads, while Vertical Bar offers a signature Bloody Mary, a great local craft beer selection and more. Seven Devils Pub features a full-service bar and a fresh gastro-pub style menu. The Packer’s Station Warming Hut is a quaint yurt located at mid-mountain that’s a great spot to stop in for a quick refreshment while on the slopes.
Dining Hours of Operation:
Seven Devils Pub: Open Daily Memorial Day to Labor Day, and Thanksgiving to Early April (closed in shoulder seasons)
Hot Shots Coffee Bar: Monday-Sunday: 8AM to 3PM (winter only)*
Canoe Grill: Thursday- Sunday 11AM to 3PM (winter only)
Vertical Bar: Thursday- Sunday 10AM to 3:30PM (winter only)
Mile High Cantina: Friday- Sunday: 11AM to 3PM (winter only)
Create Space in Your Life to Center – You Deserve to Feel Good!
Yoga Inbody offers yoga retreats and international expeditions to help you get in your body so you can have more fun in life. Our Idaho retreats are at the Ram House Lodge which is on Mackay Bar in the heart of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
– Jet boat tour to Ram House Lodge (value of $350)
– Morning meditation
– 2 Yoga classes daily
– Empowerment activities
– Beach time on white sand beach
– 3 healthy meals a day
Group Size & Dynamic:
– Yoga Inbody max our retreats at 10 people!
– Each retreat has a theme but is modified towards students needs.
– All skill levels are welcome…including beginners!
– Private retreats are available.
– This is an opportunity for you to push the reset button.
– Unplug and explore your inner world as you play in Idaho’s wilderness
– Our retreats are really fun
Yoga Inbody’s mission is to hold space for you so you can naturally bring yourself back into balance. Our yoga retreats are one of the best ways to make the changes you want to see in yourself and your life. This personal experience helps you take your yoga practice and life to the next level. The clock is ticking and space is limited so message Elizabeth today. Namaste.