Whitewater Rafting in the Region

Whitewater Rafting is huge in our region and there’s a large community of rafters, kyakers, canoers and boaters.  Right in the middle of all this, Pocatello is a great place to be.  So, if you’re a beginner or seasoned vetran, check out the rivers in our area.  If you need equipment, advice or simple guidance, give the good folks at Element Outfitters & Ace Hardware a call.

There are several rivers in Idaho, Utah, Montana, Oregon, and Colorado that require potential rafters to fill out a river permit applications. River permits are granted based on a lottery. Only a certain amount of permits are allowed each season. Below you will find out river permit information for rivers like Selway, Salmon, Rogue, Smith River and more. If you need rafting gear checkout Element Outfitter’s NRS paddle sports gear.

RiversApplication DateApplication SiteApplication FeeDraw DatePermit Dates# of Launch ChoicesFlow Link

SelwaySelway River Rafting

12/1/15-1/31/16Selway Permit Application$62/6/20165/15/16-7/31/164Selway Flow
Middle Fork SalmonMiddle Fork River Rafting12/1/15-1/31/16Middle Fork Permit Application$62/6/20165/28/16-9/3/164Middle Fork Salmon Flow

Main Salmon540x360-Salmon

12/1/15-1/31/16Main Salmon Permit Application$62/6/20166/20/16-9/7/164Main Salmon River Flow
Hells CanyonHells Canyon River Rafting12/1/15-1/31/16Hells Canyon Permit Application$62/6/20165/27/16-9/10/164Hells Canyon River Flow


12/1/15-01/31/16Yampa Permit Application$152/16/20165/08/16-7/09/164Yampa River Flow

San Juan540x360-SanJaun

12/1/14-01/31/16San Juan Permit Application$63/15/20164/15/16-7/15/165San Juan River Flow
Smith River540x360-Smith

1/4/16-2/18/16Smith River Permit Application$103/3/20165/15/16-7/15/164Smith Flow Data


12/1/15-1/31/16Rogue Permit Application$10Early March5/15/16-10/15/16 Rogue River Flow
Green River
through Desolation Canyon540x360-Green

12/1/15-01/31/16Green River Permit Application$6End of February5/01/16-9/30/164Green River Flow
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