An updated version of the Lower Salmon River boating guide is available from the Bureau of Land Management.

The guide is designed to help recreationists plan river trips. It highlights points along the 112-mile stretch from Vinegar Creek to its confluence with the Snake River and an additional 20-mile trip on the Snake to the take-out point at Heller Bay.

The Lower Salmon River is a pool and drop river that stretches through one of the deepest canyons in North America. It features white sand beaches and endless whitewater rapids. About 1 million people a year recreate on the river, according to the BLM, which manages the 112-mile stretch.

The guide book costs $7. It’s available at the BLM offices in Boise, Couer d’Alene and Cottonwood or online at


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