Middle Fork of the Salmon River ,Idaho

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

Recreation Fee Guidelines

All persons floating the Middle Fork 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.

Fee Payment: 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 or at the time the reservation is made. The permit holder is responsible for submitting complete and final payment of the entire group`s Recreation Fees ($4.00 per person per day) prior to arriving at the launch site. Fees must be paid to Recreation.gov using a credit card.

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.

The permit holder must list any Pass holders (Season, Senior or Access) at the time of final payment for the group. Eligible discounts apply only to the pass holder (Senior and/or Access Pass holders - 50% discount; Salmon River Season Pass - $40/year).

Adjustments can be made to the party size at any time prior to launching. The entire trip can be canceled if necessary.

REFUND POLICY: If you need to cancel your launch reservation after payment of fees has been made, payments will be refunded back to your credit card automatically when a cancellation is submitted through recreation.gov, less the $6.00 application/reservation fee.

No-Show policy: If you do not show up on your launch date by 4:30 pm, you will be documented as a No-Show. Failure to submit a cancellation of your reservation categorizes you as a no-show.

No-Show Penalty: No-shows will not receive a refund of any prepaid fees, and are restricted from holding a permit on this river for three years.

Purchases of maps and season passes need to be made ahead of time from the Middle Fork Ranger District (see order forms on the Forest's web site). The launch sites will still supply the permit holder with one free map.

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. 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. The America the Beautiful Annual Pass does not qualify for a discount on any river fees.

If you have questions or would like to order maps or season passes, call 208-879-4101 .

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