Watersports

Float, Boat, or Swim

Raft, kayak or tube Idaho’s wild rivers and their rapids. Along the Salmon and Payette rivers hot springs, Indian pictographs, thousand-foot cliffs, and trout fishing are a few of the treats found in a day’s journey.

The gentle but exhilarating rapids on the day-stretches of the Salmon River are perfect for families looking for a little excitement. Eleven local outfitters offer single or multi-day river trips for rafters or kayakers. Head south of Ketchum for a day of flat-water kayaking and wildlife viewing.

Just 45 minutes north of Sun Valley three high alpine lakes invite windsurfers, water skiers, canoers, swimmers, and SCUBA divers to jump in. Classes and rental equipment are available at many area sporting good stores.

Dining & Shopping

  • Backwoods Mountain Sports

    Backwoods Mountain Sports is an outdoor shop run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. It may sound cliché, but we are all in this to support our outdoor habits, and encourage others to do the same. 

  • Ski Tek

    Ski Tek is always happening. We are on the cutting edge; Always trying & applying new ideas & techniques. We are educated. We walk our talk. Life is precious. We can’t waste our time on...

Things To Do

  • Blaine County Rec District BCRD

    Founded in 1976, the BCRD is a non-profit recreation organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in the greater Blaine County through healthy, active recreation. We strive to make...

  • Easley Hot Springs / Cathedral Pines

    Easley Hot Springs is a family friendly swimming complex usually open from First Tuesday in June to Labor Day every year. Easley boasts a full size chlorine free swimming pool with a view of Boulder...

  • Idaho River Journeys

    We've been outfitting deluxe rafting vacations on Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon River and Main Salmon River since 1978 and enjoy a reputation for running top-quality, fun rafting trips with an...

  • Middle Fork Salmon River at Whitie Cox Camp

    Middle Fork River Expeditions

    Middle Fork of the Salmon and Main Salmon Rivers ~ 4, 6 or 12 day whitewater rafting and fly-fishing adventures Unplug and reconnect in the largest roadless wilderness area in the U.S.  We offer...

  • Sawtooth Adventure Co- Stand Up Paddling (SUP)

    Join Sawtooth Adventure Company and experience why Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the fastest growing sport in America.  New for 2012,  SAC's river specific paddle boards are very stable and easy to...

  • Sun Valley Rafting in Stanley Idaho

    Sawtooth Adventure Company - 1-Day Family Rafting

    Sawtooth Adventure Company is ranked the #1 "Thing to do in Idaho"  by Tripadvisor.com.  You can't visit Idaho (aka...the whitewater state) without taking a raft trip.   Join us to experience world-...

  • Sawtooth Transportation

    We provide ground transportation services all year to and from a variety of areas including Boise, Stanley, Salmon, McCall, Sun Valley, Twin Falls, and points between. During the rafting season, we...

  • Family Rafting Adventures

    The River Company - Family Rafting

    Why go rafting? The better question is, "Why wouldn't you?" For visitors to Sun Valley, Idaho rafting the Salmon River is an opportunity of a lifetime you'll regret passing up. Idaho is known as "The...

  • White Cloud Outfitters

    White Cloud Outfitters welcomes you to the Heart of Central Idaho and the famous Salmon River Country!  White Cloud Outfitters is based out of Challis Idaho, which is well known for its multitude of...

  • Family Rafting Trips

    White Cloud Rafting Adventures

    Venture a short drive north of Sun Valley to Stanley, Idaho and experience a river trip that will make your Idaho vacation. White Cloud Rafting Adventures offers family-rafting and kayaking trips on...

  • Sunbeam Dam Rapid with White Otter

    White Otter Outdoor Adventures

    Voted the Valley’s Best in 2011!  Join White Otter for an unforgettable day of whitewater rafting, kayaking or float fishing on the spectacular Salmon River. 

  • Wood River YMCA

    Welcome to the Wood River Community YMCA!  A place to learn. A place to grow. A place where the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are first and foremost in everything we do.  ...

Lodging

  • Redfish Lake Lodge

    Redfish Lake Lodge is in one of the most spectacular settings in the West. It sits on the sandy north shore of a crystal-clear alpine lake beneath the snow-capped peaks of the Sawtooth Mountains....