McCall Idaho White Water Rafting, Whitewater Trips

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Whitewater Rafting

If you’re looking for the adventure of a lifetime, there are several scenic rivers near McCall that boast some of the best whitewater rapids in the entire Northwest. Read More

Providers These companies can get you there

H2O Idaho - River Adventures

Locally owned, experienced rafting guides. Whitewater and guided fishing trips offered on the Salmon River. Enjoy 1/2, one- or multi-day trips.

Whitewater Expeditions

Take a trip down the Salmon River Canyon with us. Steelhead fishing, fly fishing, scenic tours, and more! A great whitewater experience for family and friends.

Wapiti River Guides

Wapiti River Guides will give you a thrill down the Lower Salmon River! Whitewater, raft, fishing or hunts are available!

Salmon River Outfitters

Looking for an extreme adventure? Salmon River Outfitters offers a vacation package that sees you whitewater rafting down the Salmon River!

River Adventures Ltd.

Enjoy Idaho's whitewater! You can experience salmon fishing, jet boat tour and whitewater rafting with River Adventure Ltd.

Rapid River Outfitters, Llc

Rent whitewater rafting/fishing equipment! All the gear you need for steelhead fishing and more! Over 30 years of professional rafting & fishing guide experience.

Beamers Hells Canyon Tours

Visiting Snake River? Let Beamers Hells Canyon Tours be your guide! We offer cruises, wine tasting, float trips, and fishing trips.

Bear Valley River Co.

Offering exciting rafting trips for the whole family! More "extreme" rafting available for the more seasoned rafting enthusiasts. Catered barbecue also available.

Idaho Whitewater Unlimited

We offer guided tours in the Payette River. Lessons for whitewater rafting from beginners to experts.

Exodus Wilderness Adventures Inc.

Enjoy 1/2 to 6 day whitewater rafting trips with Exodus Wilderness Adventures Inc. We operate year round and we hope to see you!

Cascade Raft And Kayak

Specializing in fun family-based raft trips based on the Payette River

  • Idaho is known for some of the best whitewater in the country.
  • Payette River rafting includes a famous 15-mile run that’s for experts only.
  • Take an exciting guided float trip through North America’s deepest river gorge.
  • Just north of McCall is Riggins – the Whitewater Capital of America.


There is nothing more thrilling than floating over whitewater rapids while surrounded by Idaho’s breathtaking scenery. Idaho not only boasts some of the best whitewater in the country, but Riggins, north of McCall on the Salmon River, is known as the Whitewater Capital of America. Whether you’re fairly new to the sport and still learning the ropes, or an expert who can skillfully navigate the most challenging rapids, the rivers near McCall have something for you. Even if you’ve never rafted before, there are plenty of highly skilled local guides who can take you on an exciting whitewater expedition that you’ll never forget.

Where to Go Whitewater Rafting

  • Salmon River – This is one of Idaho’s most popular rivers summer and early fall float trips. Rapids range from gentle Class I to challenging Class IV, and calm pools are found between the rapids. Rafters often camp out along its sandy banks.
  • Little Salmon River – This scenic river is known for some of the Northwest’s most spectacular rapids.
  • Payette River – Offering a wide range of rapids, the north fork has a renowned Class V run that stretches for 15 miles.
  • Snake River – Boasting some excellent Class V rapids, this river attracts many world class rafters. It also has several Class II and III rapids such as Water Spout and Rush Creek. One of its popular Class IV rapids is Granite Creek. Nothing quite compares with floating the Snake through Hells Canyon, which is deeper than the Grand Canyon.

Guided Tours & Rentals

For a safe and exciting float trip on the best rapids, be sure to explore the whitewater outfitters and guides listed on this page.