Salmon River, ID

Reservation/Application Fee ($6.00) is non-refundable.

Recreation Fee Guidelines

All persons floating the Wild Section of the Salmon River must pay a Recreation Fee in the amount of $4.00 per person per day (or any part of a day) or have a valid Salmon Rivers Season Pass.

Permit holders will be responsible for payment of fees for their entire group. A minimum payment of $4.00 (1 person for one day) must be made when confirming the reservation. Final payment in full must be made to at least three (3) working days prior to the actual launch date. Payment must be made with a credit card; however, please read the refund policy carefully before submitting payment. The permit holder must acknowledge any Pass holders (Season, Senior or Access) at the time of payment for the group. Refunds cannot be made if the permit holder overpays for pass holders.

Purchases of map and season passes need to be made ahead of time from the North Fork Ranger District (see order forms). The launch sites will still supply the permit holder with one free map.

REFUND POLICY: If you need to cancel your launch reservation after payment of fees has been made, we will refund your payment, less the $6.00 application/reservation fee. Payments will be refunded back to your credit card immediately when a cancellation is submitted through Adjustments can be made to the party size until 3 days prior to launching. The entire trip can be canceled if necessary.

A fee reduction of 50% is available to Senior or Access Pass holders (formerly Golden Age or Golden Access Passports). Season pass holders and persons using a Senior or Access Pass for a fee discount must present their pass, along with their photo ID, to the launch personnel issuing the permit.

Season Passes are available for purchase from the Middle Fork and North Fork offices for $40.00. This pass entitles the holder only (not other members of their party) to float the Middle Fork and/or Main Salmon Rivers without further payment of Recreation Fees within one year from the date of purchase. Passes purchased after total payment is made for a trip cannot be utilized for that particular trip. Season pass holders must present their pass, along with their photo ID, to the launch personnel issuing the permit.

Senior and Access Passes (formerly Golden Age and Golden Access passports) entitle the holder to purchase a Season Pass at a 50% discount. Both the Senior and Access passes must be obtained in person, and are available at most Forest Service offices.

No-Show policy: If you do not show up for your launch date, any fees paid in advance will not be refunded.

If you have questions, call 208-865-2700 BEFORE submitting payment.

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