The River of No Return, as the Salmon has come to be called, roars through the pristine Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the largest single wilderness in the lower 48 states. There are numerous trails for exploration ranging from easy to very difficult. Contact the Forest Service for maps and assistance in planning a back country trip. The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is run spring through fall, until ice forms. Boating and guided trips require a permit, with visits limited to 14 days. Jet boats are allowed on the Salmon River only.


North Central Idaho, S. of Grangeville


Closest road access is via Riggins on Forest Road 1614

Nearest City


Mailing Address

102 W Lake St
McCall ID, 83638


Summer, Fall, Spring


Ranger Station: Mon.-Fri., 8am-4:30pm


Some river permits and boat tags required.

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